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. 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.


Applications are accepted every spring.

Fellowship Components:

  • Professional Development – Be embedded in a Hop department based on an assigned track
  • Weekly Lunches – Attend weekly lunch meetings with other fellows to hear from artists 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 articles and student emails 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
  • Free Tickets to attend Hop events with a friend
  • 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 enrolled 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.

Hop Fellows: Ceramics

Ceramics Studio

The Hop Ceramics Studio Fellow works closely with the Director of The Ceramics Studio and staff to help instruct and advise students with their projects, learn operational needs of an educational ceramics studio, focus on improving skills and developing own work. This position has been filled.

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Hop Fellows: Development


The Development Fellow how to identify, cultivate, solicit, recognize, and steward prospects and donors to establish and nurture relationships and to raise resources. This position has been filled.

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Hop Fellows: Ensemble


These positions are selected by the Ensemble Directors. These positions have been filled.


Event Management & Student Experience

The Event Management & Student Experience 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.  This position has been filled.

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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. This position has been filled.

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Hop Fellow Jewelry

Jewelry Studio

The Hop 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. This position has been filled.

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Thursday Night Live


The Producing Fellow works closely with Hop leadership – executive director, managing director/executive producer, and associate producer to conceptualize arts-based programs or events, which includes Thursday Night Live in the Top of Hop. This position has been filled.

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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. This position has been filled.

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Dartmouth students socializing in Top of the Hop during a Hop Fellows event.

Social Media

The Social Media Fellow works with the Hop’s Marketing Department to increase student engagement via social media. This position has been filled.

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Working at the Hop Fellows

Special Projects

The Hop Special Projects Fellow will gain knowledge of arts management by assisting with special projects and conducting research assigned by the Assistant Director for Strategic Initiatives under the direction of the Hop Directors. This position has been filled.

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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. This position has been filled.

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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