Internship List User Guide
Our internship list is organized... by department.
For our Internship Opps list we've created 6 main categories of departments so that you can find internships based on your specific interests. Here is a bit more information about each department.
About: the creative leadership of the organization
Related: Directing, Dramaturgy, Literary, Playwriting
About: the day-to-day running of the organization
Related: Business, Executive, Facilities, Finance, General Management, IT, Operations, Programming
About: raising money to run the organization, working with donors and sponsors
Related: Fundraising, Individual Giving, Institutional Giving
Education & Outreach
About: engaging with audiences (usually students) and programming for young people
Marketing & Communication
About: advertising for the organization and its productions
Related: Digital, Graphics/Graphic Design, Membership, Press, Social Media
About: rehearsing, designing, and putting up a show
Related: Casting, Company Management, Production Management, Stage Management, Technical Production
Each Internship Listing includes...
For each organization, we have a listing that includes the following information. We break it down further here to give you more information and hopefully more help.
For this section, we asked organizations two questions about their program:
1. Is the space accessible to wheelchair-users and folks with other mobility concerns?
2. What are the physical requirements of the internship?
If you have any follow-up questions about a particular organization's access you should reach out to them directly.
The desired age/career stage of applicants.
College: Currently enrolled as an undergraduate student
Graduate: Currently enrolled as a graduate student
Early-Career: Recently graduated from college or with equivalent work experience
Note: Some organizations require that interns have a degree or be working towards a degree; other organizations will accepts interns who don't have a degree but have work experience. See the org's website or email the contact provided if you have questions.
What interns get for working.
If an organization pays for interns' transportation, they may provide a MetroCard or offer reimbursement for daily travel expenses.
When to apply
Rolling: The organization will review applications as they come in and hire someone whenever they find the right person. The earlier you apply, the more likely you'll have your application seen before they've offered the position to someone else.
Deadline: All applications will be viewed after the specified deadline.
Some Things to Consider Before Applying
- You should always read the complete website of any company you apply to. The more specific details you can provide in your cover letter about why you want to work for that particular company, the more your application will stand out.
- Make sure to pay close attention to the instructions on the website about how to apply.
- If you have any questions about an organization, don't hesitate to reach out to them!
- When you submit your materials (resume, cover letter, etc.) make sure to submit them all at once. Many organizations won't accept your application if you send in materials separately or late.
- Even if you do submit your application exactly as they tell you to, some organizations will only respond if you are selected for an interview. If you don't hear from the org for a long while, you may choose to send a follow-up email (unless their website tells you not to do so, which sometimes happens) but otherwise it might be time to move on to the next opportunity.
- Other resources:
- Playbill: "Broadway's #1 Job Site," frequently updated with new posts. Searchable by keywords, job type, region, paid/unpaid.
- Hunter College: A list of arts organizations (including theatre, dance, poetry, communications, and visual art) that accept interns.
- A.R.T./NY: A database that theaters use to search for applicants. You can add your resume to the database so that theaters can find you. A.R.T./NY also hosts an internship fair every spring.
- Not all internships are created equal. Some organizations are great at giving interns specific tasks related to their interest, networking opportunities with the staff, and a general feeling of being a valuable part of the team. Other organizations give interns the grunt work and don't pay attention to what the interns want out of the program. You can get a sense of how well you'd be treated as an intern by looking at the description of the role on the website (the more detail they can provide in advance, the more likely you'd be taken care of once you're there). We're also working on putting together testimonials from past interns--more to come soon (and email us if you'd like to share your thoughts)!