Volunteer / Intern

Volunteer Opportunities

As a not-for-profit organization, JDPP relies on the generosity of volunteers to aid in many programming and administrative tasks. Please fill out the inquiry form below or contact our office at 860-527-9800 or info@judydworin.org to discuss our current volunteer needs and how you can get involved.


“This opportunity was by far the most influential of all my previous internships/jobs…Being a part of this team inspired me and gave me confidence in my ability to connect to people of all ages and my ability to make others feel better just by being supportive.”

Program Mentor

Internships at the JDPP are available in 3 different areas. Internships are unpaid and can last as long as the intern is available. Hours are negotiable depending on which program the intern chooses.  If you are interested in an internship, please complete this Intern Application. We will be selecting Summer Interns by April 9 to begin May 18 or as soon as their academic semester is complete.

The Administrative Internship at the JDPP entails working primarily in the main office at 75 Charter Oak Avenue collaboratively with the office staff. Daily tasks may include assisting with information distribution, marketing, public relations, office organization, and research. Depending on the semester an intern will ideally be given a specific project to work on throughout the internship. Projects range and most likely involve assisting in the coordination and execution of events for the Performance Ensemble or Residency Programs. Each project will be adapted to an Intern’s specific interests and skills.

Performance Ensemble
A Performance Ensemble Internship at JDPP entails working closely with Artistic Director Judy Dworin, Associate Artistic Director Kathy Borteck Gersten, and The Ensemble on the creation, rehearsals and production of a dance/theater piece. Company rehearsals are generally Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Each Intern would experience the inner workings of creating and executing a professional work by a collaborative performance group.

Residency Programs
A Residency Program Internship at JDPP entails working with our Moving Matters! Residency and our Bridging Boundaries programs. Each year, our residencies take place in several Hartford area schools. Interns would assist with planning, organization, actual classes, and executing the final performance.

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Judy Dworin Performance Project, Inc. is a 501c(3) organization.