The 52nd Street Project


About the Organization
The mission of The 52nd Street Project, a community-based arts organization, is to bring together kids from Hell’s Kitchen in Manhattan, starting at age ten and lasting through their teens, with theater professionals to create original theater offered free to the general public. By building on the core experience of accomplishment and collaboration, the Project fosters a sense of inclusion in a place where the children belong and where their creative work is the driving force. Through long-term mentoring relationships and exposure to diverse art forms (including Poetry, Photography, Theatrical Design, Dance, Stage Combat and Filmmaking), the Project seeks to expand the children’s means of expression and to improve their literacy, their life skills and their attitude towards learning.

789 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10019
(between 52nd & 53rd St.)


About the Program
The 52nd Street Project accepts three to eight Interns each year. These interns assist in all aspects of theater production, classes and administration, as well as participating in the education programming. These positions are extremely hands-on. The interns will work closely with the staff, with children in classes and rehearsals as well as with a number of professional actors, directors, and stage managers from the New York Theater community.

Which departments?
Interns work across departments.

The 52nd Street Project is wheelchair accessible; however, participation on weekend retreats might be limited.

College, Early-career (<1 year out of college)

Unpaid; MetroCard

When it runs?
Fall (September-December), Spring (January-May), Summer (June-August)
10-20 hrs/week, additional evenings and weekends


When to apply?
For Winter/Spring: 1st Friday of November
For Summer: 1st Friday of March
For Fall: 1st Friday of July

How to apply?
Resume, cover letter, 3 references
See here for full details.

Caylyn Creager, Education Associate -



Social Media
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter: @52ndStProject
Snapchat: @the52ndstproj