Primary Stages internships are based in the tradition of theater apprenticeship. Interns form a core of support in all areas of the company's operations, gaining experience in the department of their chosen department while receiving a weekly stipend of $50, free tickets to all of Primary Stages' productions, and mentorship seminars with senior staff. Our program offers the opportunity to develop practical skills while creating realtionships with artists and administrators at one of New York City's preeminent Off-Broadway theaters.
Our career development program is generously supported by the Edward John Noble Foundation.
Late May/early June through mid/late August
Application Deadline: First Friday in March
September through late December
Application Deadline: First Friday in July
January through May
Application Deadline: First Friday in October
Positions are offered in the following departments:
CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS AND BENEFITS
Candidates must be well-organized, proactive, detail-oriented, possess strong communication skills (written, verbal and interpersonal), be able to prioritize, and multi-task. Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, & Outlook) is important. Interns must commit between 20-25 hours per week during their internship and should demonstrate a strong interest in non-profit theater in the department of their choosing. Degree credit may be arranged.
What is the weekly time commitment?
Primary Stages interns work between of 20-25 hours per week. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 10am to 6pm, and the internship hours should fall within those dates and times. Special events such as Opening Nights, Fundraising, and ESPA events may also require time outside of the regular business day; however, dates will be made available in advance and the normal weekly schedule will be adjusted. An internship typically spans between 10-14 weeks, and shorter commitments are agreed to only under very special circumstances.
To apply for an internship, please send a completed application form, resume, and cover letter indicating your area of interest and availability to firstname.lastname@example.org. To download an application, click here.
My self-confidence skyrocketed through these opportunities and the mentoring I received within my department. When I began my internship at Primary Stages I had a dream of a career in non-profit theater. When my internship ended I had a “Primary Stages family” and a true love and skill for my chosen profession. - Becca N., Development Intern
My internship in the marketing department at Primary Stages is the third internship I've had in the industry and has proven, by far, to be the best. The environment in the office is amazing - wonderful people who are serious about the work but also plain old fun. I'm excited to go to work every morning. The staff in the marketing department (and of Primary Stages in general) is fantastic and really seems to value its interns. I feel comfortable asking questions, taking risks...I feel like everyone genuinely wants me to succeed and wants to teach me as much as they can. - Julie C. Marketing Intern