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

We are no longer accepting applications for the Winter semester. Please check back in April for our Summer 2020 internship opportunities.
Email with cover letter and resume to apply!

Current Intern Profiles

Joe Hanson | Intern –
Joe is originally from the big city of Kearney, Nebraska. He graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre and is now based in New York living the actor life when he is not at Theatre Forward. His most recent professional acting credits have been Caliban in The Tempest, Innkeeper/Others in Man of La Mancha, Denny in Life Could Be a Dream, and Mojo in the new play Confessions of a Former Monkey Mind Doctor. Joe also enjoys playing guitar and practicing impressions and funny voices in his apartment.
Ruby Berlin | Arts Management and Administration Intern
Amy Nicefaro | Arts Management and Administration Intern
Laurel Reiter | Development Intern