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Internship Application Process:
Please send a résumé and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the attention of the Intern Coordinator, HERE 145 Sixth Ave, New York, NY 10013. You must specify an area of interest.
HERE interns must be willing to work 15-20 hours per week.
In general, internships are unpaid; however, we do offer a very limited number of paid opportunities for interns who work 30+ hours and make a commitment of at least 6 months during the September-June season.
Internship application deadlines:
Rolling: Please apply 3 months–6 weeks prior to your desired start date.
Interns at HERE are at the center of the very busy operation of running a non-profit theatre organization and all producing activities. Although interns must specify an area of interest, they are asked to assist in other areas throughout the internship. Interns are often given the opportunity to work with HERE's resident artists on their productions. They are also able see any HERE productions free of charge and have access to other perks that are made available to the HERE staff.
Dramaturgy Department Intern will assist the Resident Dramaturg producing post-show discussion panels for the HERE season and the PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival. Intern will also assist with written descriptions of past performances for the HERE Archive Project, HERE's current presented performances, and with written feedback to resident Artists' Works in Progress, and presentations at the CULTUREMART Festival. Intern can attend staff meetings and is expected to regularly watch performances at HERE. In January and February, performance and panel attendance/support is expected multiple evenings a week. Applicants should have a background in theater practice and studies, and a desire to work with unconventional, multi-disciplinary performance material. Prior experience with Microsoft office suite is highly desirable. Along with Resume and cover letter, please also submit a writing sample. 4-8 hours per a week, a minimum of a six month commitment.
Programming Intern will assist the Artistic Director in reviewing the applications for our HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP), HEREArt exhibitions, and Sublet Series. The intern will also assist with scheduling weekly appointments and performances as well as regularly interfacing with our resident artists. 20 hours per a week, a minimum of a six month commitment.
Marketing Interns are fully integrated into the marketing department, and the promotion of the artists and productions at HERE. They will work primarily with the Marketing Director and the Marketing Associate. Interns participate in the conception and launch of all marketing strategies including creating print and web advertisements, social media contests, offers and content development, maintaining the website, distributing postcards, organizing mailing list exchanges, and helping to designing program and lobby displays. They must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and preferably possess some experience with either graphic design software or basic HTML.
General Management/Administration Interns will assist the General Manager. Responsibilities will include contract drafting, budgeting, finance and general administrative duties in all departments. This is a great opportunity for a someone wishing to develop experience in non-profit arts management at a hands-on organization.
Video Production Interns will assist the marketing department in producing video content for HERE. Interns will help shoot interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, and special events, and will also edit the footage for distribution as short online videos. They must have strong Final Cut Pro skills, experience shooting digital video, and a sample of prior editing work in a documentary format (can be short/web-based). 20 hours/week; interns may work 10 hrs/wk from home if they have their own computer and editing software.
Fundraising Interns will assist the Development Director and Development Associate. Responsibilities will include funder management and relations, generating donation receipts and funder communications, assisting with individual donor campaigns and with special events, and, for the right candidate, grant writing and reporting. Candidates must possess strong writing skills, be detail oriented, capable of staying focused in a busy environment, and thrive at working independently. This is a great opportunity for an intern wishing to develop experience with non-profit arts funding and to understand the relationship between financial development and season programming.
Production Interns will receive hands-on training in all areas of technical theatre (sound, lighting, carpentry, video, and costumes), in the form of load-ins, strikes, and providing assistance to the shows running in our two theatres. They work primarily with the Production Manager and Technical Director. Interns also assist with basic office duties, such as running errands, organization and cleaning of office spaces, creating documents, etc. We also accept interns to work solely on a specific production, acting as an assistant to a member of the production staff. Duties for this internship include being in rehearsals and working backstage for tech and performances. Experience in technical theatre is a plus, but is not necessary. Hours vary for this internship.
Performance Technical Interns will be assigned to a specific show coming into our theatres and work with them from load-in to strike. The HERE production staff will teach performance interns how to work all of the equipment in the theatre, and then they will serve as a board operator for that show. This is a great way to learn the inner workings of a show and allow you to feel more involved with a performance. It also allows the performance intern to increase their résumé. Hours vary for this internship, depending on the tech and performance schedule of each show. Some technical theatre experience required.