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Theatre: Theatre Internships


Interns with theatres and theatre companies may be paid but don't pass by unpaid internships.  Theatre work, paid or unpaid, is still work experience and can be used on your resume.

Internships change all the time so if there are no opportunities available at the companies below when you look, wait and look again. 

The locations below are not the only places to look.  Use Google, or your choice of browser, to search "Theater Internships" or "Theatre Internships." Search the type of internship you may be interested in such as "Musical Theatre Internships" or "Comedy Internships."  If you are unable to relocate or travel for an internship, add your location to your search.

Sometimes volunteering can be the best way to get into theatre work.  Don't be afraid to call your location theatre.

Larger theatres may have more opportunities but small theatres still need people to work.

Be creative!

Places to start your search

Job & Internship Search - Combined Listings

  • Handshake - Filter by "job" or "internship", then enter keyword, e.g. "music" "design," etc.

  • theCreativeloft - Jobs and internships in fashion, photography, event planning, music, entertainment, graphic design.

  • - Jobs and internships in film, tv, music and media searchable by location

  • ArtJobs - Job and internship opportunities across the US.

  • Playbill - Job and internships listing in the theater. 

Job Search

  • California Arts Council's job board - Primarily CA-based positions
  • Creative Hotlist - Jobs, news and portfolio posts for visual communications professionals.
  • creatively - Jobs in a variety of creative arenas.
  • TVB - Jobs in tv broadcasting via this professional association for broadcast tv professionals.
  • upwork - Major website for finding and bidding on freelance creative gigs
  • General job search sites - Sites containing job postings for a variety of career fields

Internship Search

Develop Your Own Internship

If you have not yet secured an internship through an established program or listing, try consulting websites of organizations that interest you; you may just uncover an internship. If not, you can approach them to Develop Your Own Internship. To identify organizations to approach, use these resources:


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