Fringe Arts– rolling deadline

FringeArts in Philadelphia’s home for contemporary performance, presenting progressive, world-class art that exposes audiences to genre-defying dance, theater, and music performances by accomplished and emerging innovators.

FringeArts internships offer empirical training for students and emerging professionals from all academic and professional backgrounds whose career interests include performing and visual arts administration, arts production, and all facets of nonprofit administration and management.

FringeArts interns support programming, marketing, development, event operations and more. Interns typically serve approximately 20 hours per week during regular office hours. Hours are flexible. Applications should send a cover letter and resume along with any additional materials (as indicated on the website) to


The Wilma Theater– rolling deadline, except as noted below

The Wilma Theater creates living, adventurous art, engaging artists and audiences in imaginative reflection on the complexities of contemporary life.

The Wilma Internship Program provides opportunities to gain valuable experience working at a highly respected regional theater. Interns learn new skills while being mentored by experienced theater professionals. Interns serve an important function at the Wilma and are treated as valued members of the staff. Although all Interns are hired to work within a specific department, most will end up assisting in other departments at some point during their internship.

Internships include work in:

-Artistic/literary departments (March 15 deadline)




See specific internship positions for details on application materials. Typically, Interns make a long-term commitment of at least 8 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks. Open to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors.


Arden Theatre Company– rolling deadline

Arden Theatre Company is dedicated to bringing to life great stories by great storytellers to audiences of all ages on the stage, in the classroom and in the community.

Arden Theatre Company internships are designed to provide insight and hands-on experience for a specific technical or administrative area of the theatre. We offer several types of internships on a rolling basis:

-Props Intern

-Costume Intern

-Scenic Construction Intern

-Stage Management Internships

-Production Management Internships

See link above for details on individual positions. Applications require a cover letter, resume and 3 letters of recommendation. Part-time internships average about 20 hours per week.


Curio Theatre– rolling deadline

Curio Theatre Company’s mission is to serve audiences in West Philadelphia and beyond with high quality, affordable theatre performances; to develop artistic talent through ensemble, company based training and rehearsal processes; and to further academic, social and personal development through arts education.

Each summer the Curio Theatre invites college students to help run its July camp for children and teens (grade 1-12) and to learn about the different aspects of the company. Hours are flexible but about 27 hours per week. A small stipend may be available. Contact Managing Director, Gay Carducci, with a cover letter and resume at



Pig Iron Theatre Company

The mission of Pig Iron Theatre Company is to expand what is possible in performance by creating rigorous and unusual ensemble-devised works; by training the nextgeneration of daring, innovative theatre artists; and by consistently asking the hardest questions, both in our art and in its relation to the world around us.

Summer internships are tricky since the summer is focused on fall productions that extend intothe beginning of the school year. However, Pig Iron is willing to work with students committed to the company. Contact Maya at volunteer@pigiron.orgto discuss possible opportunities.