Theatre Forward’s semester-long program offers hands-on learning experiences for students and early-career aspiring arts administrators interested in developing careers in non-profit organizations, regional and NYC-based theatres.

Theatre Forward has internships in Arts Management and Administration, Communications, and Development as detailed below.

Internship Descriptions

Arts Management and Administration: Interns receive first-hand practical experience in arts management. Interns assist with our development efforts, database management, our acclaimed Save My Seat corporate ticket program, and our slate of various special and theatre events. This position works closely with all levels of the organization including key decision-makers in the theatre world and corporate America. This internship provides excellent exposure to event and marketing management, fundraising, strategic planning, and both the national and New York theatre communities.

Communications: Interns receive first-hand practical experience in communications. This position offers opportunities to expand and build a portfolio on all aspects of marketing and communications: social media, mailings, newsletters, and database management. This internship requires someone who is willing to think creatively about connecting missions and objectives to devise coherent messaging.

Development: Interns receive first-hand practical experience in development, this will be an opportunity to build a portfolio on all aspects of fundraising: corporate, foundation, individual, special events and database management.  A major part of our activities will be researching foundations’ and corporations’ priorities and assessing how arts education and theatre engagement activities fit with those guidelines. Other tasks include, but are not limited to, institutional and individual research, grant writing, networking with prospects, and administrative support.

Internship Opportunities

Applications are now being accepted! To find out more, click here! Deadline to apply is May 10th.

Current Intern Profiles

Charles Dillon Mitcham | Communications Intern, Spring 2019 – Dillon is currently a Senior at Marymount Manhattan College majoring in Theatre Performance and concentrating in Directing. He began interning at Theatre Forward in Fall 2018. He has previously worked at other non-profit organizations including New Spire Arts, TADA! Youth Theatre, and Teatro SEA. Upon graduation, he hopes to pursue a career in Directing or Developing his own non-profit theatre arts organization in his hometown of Frederick, Maryland.
Michelle Taplin | Development Intern, Spring 2019 Michelle is a recent graduate from Muhlenberg College with a double major in Business (Arts Administration) and Theatre (Acting). When she’s not at Theatre Forward, she’s a theatre teacher for Drama Kids International, as well as director/choreographer for various schools and companies. Starting in the fall she’ll be working for the Sunrise Association full time doing administrative and artistic programming work.