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INTERNSHIPS

North Carolina Theatre is the Triangle’s premiere non profit professional producing theatre. Internships at NC Theatre give students an excellent hands on experience working in the performing arts. We strive to give our interns rewarding projects and rare and exciting learning experiences. NC Theatre is always looking for enthusiastic interns for our Development (Fundraising), Marketing/Public Relations, and Production Departments. Interns work directly with individual department heads and staff, and leave the program with real experience and insight into the live entertainment industry.

COMMITMENT

There are no specific time requirements for the development and marketing internships. We expect a strong work ethic and high standards of performance. In return, interns are treated as members of the staff and receive valuable hands on experience. We ask that all interns be dependable, conscientious, and energetic. We work with students on establishing a weekly schedule that works with their classes and other obligations.

ACADEMIC CREDIT

For the development and marketing internships NC Theatre will assist interns to meet the credit requirements of their school, but all arrangements must be made by the intern. Internships for credit are preferred, however, you do not have to be a current student to be considered.

COMPENSATION

Intern positions are non paid with no housing or travel stipend. NC Theatre internships offer invaluable hands on experience in a professional nonprofit theatre and the opportunity to train with industry leaders. NC Theatre is a great place to work, giving interns an educational experience that leaves them prepared for their next step into an entry level position within the workforce.

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTIONS

MARKETING/PR

The Marketing Intern works closely with the Sales & Marketing Team to assist with marketing initiatives & sales tactics for NC Theatre & Conservatory. The intern is exposed to all aspects of marketing, promotions, advertising, patron loyalty, and public relations. Intern will have the opportunity to work with a real working advertising budget, assist on executing an advertising plan including creation of all ad materials for TV, radio, print & collateral pieces, and work within Archtics, the Ticketmaster customer database. Internship also includes the opportunity to plan and execute show promotions and outreach events. Additional duties include archiving shows, updating social media sites, assisting with Playbill layouts, and various administrative duties. Additional experience available with PR opportunities and work on press items and media appearances. Intern should have strong writing and verbal skills, knowledge of MS Office Suite, experience with social media, as well as the ability to multitask. Photo and video editing experience a plus.

To apply for a marketing internship, complete the administrative application form and send it along with a one-page resume and a cover letter or personal statement. Please print or email your application form to:

NC Theatre
Attn: Danni Dichito
1 E. South St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
Email: Danni Dichito

DEVELOPMENT

The intern will be exposed to all aspects of nonprofit fund development, such as special events, grant writing, database management, the annual fund, and direct mail campaigns. Special events responsibilities include organizing and executing opening night parties, patron dinners, receptions, and the Backer’s Club, a pre-performance reception for leading donors. This position can be tailored to the intern’s personal interests, and opportunities for special projects are available for candidates with specific skills. The time commitment is flexible and can be anywhere from 5 to 40 hours a week, with regular hours preferred. This internship is everything you would need to prepare for a development associate position at a nonprofit. Intern should be detail-oriented, self-motivated, and should have excellent writing and communication skills.

To apply for a development internship, complete the administrative application form and send it along with a one-page resume and a personal statement. Please print and mail or email your application form to:

NC Theatre
Attn: Melanie Doerner
1 E. South St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
Email: Melanie Doerner

PRODUCTION

Production interns must be able to commit to nights and weekends for a two to three week rehearsal and show run with no conflicts. Additionally, daytime hours during the tech week for all positions and for the entire period for production/company or stage management interns are preferred. Production intern positions are non-paid with no housing or travel stipends.

  • Stage Management
  • Company Management
  • Director’s Assistant
  • Choreographer’s Assistant
  • Musical Director’s Assistant
  • Wardrobe (Dressers & Stitchers)
  • Hair, Wig, & Makeup
  • Lighting & Sound
  • Sets & Props
  • Production Assistants (daytime positions available)

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE DATES AVAILABLE!

To apply for a production internship, complete the Production Internship Application form and send it along with a one-page resume and a personal statement. Please print and mail or email your application form to Christopher MacDow (address below). For consideration for a production internship for our Conservatory’s summer production of OKLAHOMA or OUR TOWN please also send a copy of application materials to Kimberly Genna Bryant at kgennanctc@gmail.com.

NC Theatre
Attn: Christopher MacDow
1 E. South St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
Email: Christopher MacDow