It's showtime: our annual listing of internships can help raise the curtain on a terrific career in show business.
Our annual listing of internships can help raise the curtain on a terrific career in show business
INTERESTED IN MAKING YOUR LIVING IN THE ENTERTAINMENT field? It's an exciting, animated industry offering a wide range of opportunities from backstage to center stage, and enough flexibility to stretch a talented person like you to the maximum.
Getting started, however, takes some work, but it isn't impossible. Unless you have famous parents, chances are you'll have to do what everyone else does--get in on the ground floor. One of the best ways to beat out rivals is to take advantage of internships offered by various theater groups, television and radio stations, casting and other entertainment-related agencies and production companies. These slots aren't easy to find, but thanks to our annual listing of internships, anyone intent on breaking into the business can get a heads up on the competition. You may not get paid a dime, but you'll earn a fortune in hands-on experience and useful contacts. So, get busy and break a leg!
Alley Theatre The Alley Theatre is an indoor theatre in the city of Houston, Texas, and hosts two stages. The main stage has 824 seats and is called the "Hubbard"; the more intimate, 310-seat stage, is the "Neuhaus." Nine towers and open-air terraces give the Alley Theatre a castle-like quality. Attn: Bettye Fitzpatrick Director of Internships 615 Texas Ave. Houston, TX 77002 713-228-9341, ext.319
Positions in arts administratian, casting, company management, general management, development, dramaturgy dram·a·tur·gy
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drama·tur , marketing, public relations public relations, activities and policies used to create public interest in a person, idea, product, institution, or business establishment. By its nature, public relations is devoted to serving particular interests by presenting them to the public in the most , costuming, technical direction, props, sound, lighting and stage management. Flexible schedule; winter (January-March)' spring (March-May) and fall (September-December) internships available. About 20-30 interns accepted each year.
Pay: Nonpaying; college credit can be arranged.
Eligibility: Same college experience.
Deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis.
Alvin Ailey Noun 1. Alvin Ailey - United States choreographer noted for his use of African elements (born in 1931)
Ailey Dance Theater The German Tanztheater ("dance theatre") grew out of German expressionist dance. Its most influential performers are Pina Bausch and Susanne Linke. Foundation Inc. Attn: Internship Program 211 West 61st St., 3rd Fl. New York New York, state, United States
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Year-round positions are available in development, marketing and production. Two-month minimum commitment.
Eligibility: High school diploma A high school diploma is a diploma awarded for the completion of high school. In the United States and Canada, it is considered the minimum education required for government jobs and higher education. An equivalent is the GED. required, same college preferred.
Deadline: February 1 for spring/summer; September 15 for fall/winter.
American Conservatory Theater American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) is a theater company in San Francisco, California, that offers both contemporary and classical theater productions and a wide range of classes. Attn: Susan West 30 Grant Ave., 6th Fl. San Francisco San Francisco (săn frănsĭs`kō), city (1990 pop. 723,959), coextensive with San Francisco co., W Calif., on the tip of a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, which are connected by the strait known as the Golden , (A 94108 415-439-2337 www.act-sfbay.org
Full-time production openings from September to May. Positions are available in stage management, scenic design, costuming, lighting design and props. (all or write for an application, or download an application from ACT's Web site.
Pay: Production interns receive $165 per week. (Nonpaying artistic internships are also offered throughout the year, subject to availability.)
Eligibility: College students with an interest in theater.
Deadline: April 15 far production
Crossroads Theatre Co. Attn: Internship Department 7 Livingston Ave. New Brunswirk, NJ 08901 732-249-5581
This African American African American Multiculture A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. See Race. theater company offers internships in stage management, lighting, costume design, marketing, production management, props and sound. The lighting position runs August-May. The remaining positions run September-June.
Pay: Interns receive a weekly stipend of $200.
Eligibility: college students and graduates.
Deadline: June 30.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the name by which it is known, (or, as named on the building itself, the John F. Kennedy Memorial Center for the Performing Arts but, locally called the The Kennedy Center Attn: Darrell Ayers Education Department The Kennedy Center Washington, DC 20566 202-416-8807
Positions are available in a range of areas including advertising, arts education, development, National Symphony Orchestra National Symphony Orchestra is used for the name of many orchestras in different countries. It may refer to the:
Pay: Monthly stipend of S650.
Eligibility: Upper level undergraduate students and graduates who have been out of school two years or less.
Deadline: November 1 for winter/spring; March 1 for summer; June 1 far fall.
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, in central Manhattan, New York City, between 62d and 66th streets W of Broadway. Lincoln Center is a complex of many buildings, including the Metropolitan Opera, Avery Fisher Hall, the New York State Theater, the Juilliard Attn: Jay Spivack Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations 70 Lincoln Center Plaza New York, NY 10023-6583 No phone calls.
Two full-time, 1 2-week internships in arts administration run from June to August.
Pay: Weekly stipend of $450.
Eligibility: One year of graduate school work toward an M.A., M.B.A., M.F.A. or on equivalent degree and a demonstrated interest in a career in arts management.
Deadline: Early February.
FILM AND TELEVISION
Black Entertainment Television Attn: Patrirk Castro Human Resources I/S I/S Information Systems
I/S Income Statement Assistant 1 BET Plaza 1900 W Plate NE Washington, DC 20018 202-608-2081 Internship positions are available during spring, fall and summer terms in various departments intruding production, public relations, special projects, legal, marketing, the Saundstage Restaurant, programming and fashion. Send a resume and rover letter stating area of interest.
Pay: Nonpaying; must apply toward school credit.
Eligibility: High school seniors or college students interested in communications.
Deadline: Applications accepted on a railing basis.
Home Box Office (HBO Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO)
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HBO offers internships in a variety of areas, including production, finance and accounting, marketing, creative services and media relations.
Pay: $500 after completion of internship. Interns must receive college credit.
Eligibility: college students with an interest in the communications field.
Deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis, but should be in by March far summer posts and early August far the fall.
Metro- Goldwyn-Mayer Attn: Internship Coordinator 1350 Sixth Ave., 24th Fl. New York, NY 10019 212-708-0377
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U.S. corporation and film studio. It was formed when the film distributor Marcus Loew, who bought Metro Pictures in 1920, merged it with the Goldwyn production company in 1924 and with Louis B. Mayer Pictures in 1925. offers three internships a year in publicity and promotions.
Pay: Nonpaying; college credit only.
Eligibility: College students.
Deadline: Late December far spring, March far summer and August for fall.
MTV Networks (includes VH1 and Nickelodeon) Attn: Jennifer Grigsby 1515 Broadway New York, NY 10036 21 2-258-7801
Internships are available in advertising, marketing, advertising sales, press relations, special events, animation graphics, studio production, viewer services amine amine (əmēn`, ăm`ēn): see under amino group.
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The program is broken into three 10-week sessions: fall, spring and summer. Submit a resume and cover letter.
Pay: Nonpaying; academic credit.
Eligibility: College students only.
Deadline: Apply three months prior to the session you are interested in.
C&C Films Attn: Heidi Pena 73 Spring St., Suite 407 New York, NY 10012 212-334-4669 212-334-4132 (Fax)
Currently seeking interns for production and post-production. Students learn all phases of film, television, commercial and music video production. To apply, fax your resume.
Pay: Nonpaying; stipend provided far meals and transportation.
Eligibility: Students from high school to graduate school level.
Deadline: Applications accepted an a rolling basis.