Hop Fellows

Hopkins Center Fellows Program

Considering a career in the arts? The Hopkins Center Fellows Program allows Dartmouth students to explore the field of arts administration and grow as leaders by taking on responsibilities in various Hop departments, under the mentorship of Hop staff.

Hop Fellowships run from September through May, are open to seniors, juniors and sophomores and are paid positions. Fellows variously focus on performing arts programming, marketing and management and also assist the Hop's workshops in jewelry and woodshop. Fellows meet weekly as a group to share their learning and plan Fellows-led events to engage students in the arts. Hop Fellows end the year with a capstone trip to a major US city where they attend performances and network with arts professionals and VIPs.


The Hop is not accepting applications at this time.

Fellowship Components:

  • Professional Development – Be embedded in a Hop department based on an assigned position
  • Weekly Lunches – Attend weekly lunch meetings with other fellows to hear from arts and arts administration experts
  • Leadership Development – Plan, produce, and sponsor arts-focused social events to engage Hop student employees and Dartmouth students at large in learning more about the Hop's and Dartmouth's arts offerings
  • Content Marketing – Contribute to the Hop's blog and social media platforms at least once every two weeks
  • Hop Ambassadors – Be ambassadors of the Hop's programs
  • Professional Engagement – Network with arts professionals and VIPs on and off campus
  • Capstone Trip – Experience the arts in a major US city (New York or Boston)


  • Must be a sophomore, junior or senior Dartmouth student who is interested in arts administration.
  • Must be on campus during the fall, winter and spring trimesters and able to work all three consecutive terms.


Fellows are paid $11 per hour for ten to twelve hours per week. Two hours are designated for group responsibilities.


Event Management

The Event Management Fellow will work closely with the Events Managers and Assistant Director for Strategic Initiatives to learn about the management and execution of events at the Hop.
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Hop Fellow Film Management

Film Management

The Film Management Fellow reports to the Film Programming Manager. This position is designed to give the fellow experience with many different parts of running a film program including planning and marketing.
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Hop Fellow Jewelry

Jewelry Studio

The Jewelry Studio Fellow works closely with the Director of the Claflin Jewelry Studio and staff to elevate the studio’s presence on campus as a place of creativity and inclusivity.
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Hop Fellow Woodshop

Woodshop Studio

The Woodshop Studio Fellow works closely with the Director of the Woodshop and staff to: instruct students, operate the woodshop and develop their own work.
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Working at the Hop Fellows

Marketing Writer

The Marketing Writer Fellow will get hands-on experience writing and editing for the Hop, gathering contextual information on artists and events at the Hop, interviewing artists and editing blog posts from student writers.
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Programming Fellow

Programming & Engagement

The Programming & Engagement Fellow will be immersed in all aspects of the Programming Department’s work, which includes academic residency activities, cross-campus connections and curation opportunities, and community engagement and education.
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Thursday Night Live

Social Media & Student Experience

The Social Media & Student Experience Fellow works with the Hop’s Marketing Department to increase student engagement via social media, utilizing Hootsuite and other professional platforms.
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Hop Fellow Film

Video Production

The Video Production Fellow will get hands-on experience shooting/editing video and learning to share stories about the arts and student engagement at the Hop.
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Hop Fellows Inspiration

Valuable experience

Interning at the Hop was one of the most significant experiences I had at Dartmouth. The skills I learned and the relationships that this internship fostered have direct ties to my current job at a performing arts center. Emily Neely ’17