Administrative/Special Events Internship – The Drama League of NY

by Amy Whisenhunt on February 24, 2012

The Drama League of New York is seeking interns for the Spring!

About the Drama League:
Since 1916, The Drama League of New York has been at the forefront of the American Theatre. With award-winning artist education and audience development programs, The Drama League has two vital goals: to train and nurture the artists of tomorrow, and to deepen and strengthen the audience experience.

Internships at the Drama League provide students, recent graduates, and early career arts professionals with a fast-paced, immersive experience inside the inner workings of one of the nation’s oldest not-for-profit arts organizations. Interns are fully integrated members of our staff, with administrative responsibilities and opportunities for growth and learning.

Interns also benefit from weekly mentoring sessions with the Executive Director, to help assess and realize their professional goals. Areas of focus include event management and planning, arts administration, fundraising and development, and member services in addition to self-guided projects and attendance of NYC theatre productions and events.

About the Internship:
Spring Arts Interns will primarily assist with the planning and execution of the 78th annual Drama League Awards. Interns also take on additional projects such as the coordination of the Theatre Excellence in America program, a nationwide network of theatres; grant research and proposal preparation; social media updates; general administrative support; and contributions to our monthly newsletter.

Skills/Requirements:
-Pleasant phone manner and professional writing skills
-Proficiency in MS Office Suite, social media, and database management
-Ability to multi-task, prioritize, work independently, and make decisions
-Initiative, an eye for details, and a collaborative spirit
-Strong passion for the theatre and a background in the arts or nonprofits

Internship details:

March 26 – June 15, 2012, 20 hours a week for 12 weeks, plus occasional evening events. Interns receive a $50 weekly stipend.

To apply:
Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references to intern@dramaleague.org.
No phone inquiries, please. Thanks and good luck!

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