Internship Programs

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Fall, Spring and Summer Internships

City Theatre is a professional theatre company founded in February 1996 and dedicated to the solicitation, development and production of original work by established and emerging playwrights from South Florida and throughout the nation. City Theatre’s three-part mission is: to bring the nation’s best new 10-minute plays to South Florida audiences, to expand educational outreach opportunities to under-served populations, and to create a forum and network for playwrights to learn and collaborate. Our internship program is designed to give participants experience in the production process and theatre management along with a general understanding of how a professional theater company functions. Each intern is assigned to a specific “track” to give practical experience in their personal area of focus. Students are encouraged to apply for class credit with their Theater Arts Department.

Internship Tracks:

TECHNICAL: Work with the Producer, Designers, Technical Directors, Production Managers and Stage Management on City Theatre readings, workshops and productions. Includes setting-up and maintaining rehearsals and production spaces, building and organizing props, and assisting during tech.  Experience with stage management, costume design, props, lighting, sound and/or carpentry is recommended. Evening availability and an interest in serving on running crew are essential to this track.

MANAGEMENT:Work with the Producing Artistic Director and City Theatre staff to manage the City Theatre readings, educational outreach programs and productions. Work directly on the productions and interact with artists involved. Responsibilities include aiding in drafting artist contracts, working with Assistant Artistic Director. Canidate should have excellent communication and accounting skills.

SOCIAL MEDIA & MARKETING: Responsibilities include maintaining and updating the website, maintaining social media platforms, creating mass e-blasts, and assisting with video production and editing. Work directly with the Marketing Manager and Executive Director, as well as the rest of the Artistic and Administrative Staff at City Theatre. Be creative, gain skills and experience, have a great time with a strong cohort of interns, and learn at one of the nation’s leading developmental and producing theatre companies. Knowledge of Photoshop, In Design, MS Office (Excel, Word), internet research tactics, and social media platforms is a plus. An interest in theatre management and administration and prior experience in the arts are preferred.

LITERARY: Work with The Literary Director to help with the countless submissions City Theatre receives each season.  Responsibilities include maintaining literary databases, correspondence with playwrights, correspondence with volunteer readers, and of course reading and evaluating script submissions.  Focus will include helping to coordinate readings and planning for the CityWrights Professional Weekend for Playwrights.  Strong writing and computer skills are essential.  This internship would be ideal for those interested in playwriting or dramaturgy and those looking to hone their critical skills.   Immediate opening.

DEVELOPMENT: Work with Executive Director and Development Director on fundraising. Responsibilities include researching potential funders, maintaining up to date correspondence with donors, general mailing and filing, processing donations and acknowledgements on database, helping at events, and keeping all records on database up to date. 

Thank you for your interest in the 2016-2017 City Theatre Internship Program.

Please complete the following application in full and submit with the following support materials:

  • A resume outlining experience relevant to theatre and production
  • A letter of recommendation from a professor, supervisor, teacher, friend or colleague on company/university/school letterhead with contact information for the recommender.
  • A brief cover letter expressing why you are interested in a summer internship with City Theatre for the Spring (January-May) or Summer (May-August) Please include your goals, areas of interest, the contributions you can make to City Theatre, and what you hope to get out of the program.

Applications can be mailed to: City Theatre

Attn: Internship Program

444 Brickell Ave. Suite 229

Miami, FL 33131

Applications can also be emailed to:


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