NC Theatre Development Internship

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North Carolina Theatre is the Triangle's premiere non-profit professional producing theatre. NC Theatre gives interns 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), and Marketing/Public Relations. Interns work directly with individual department heads & staff and leave the program with real experience and insight into the live entertainment industry.


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 the development internship send 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

The Marketing Intern works closely with the Marketing Director, Audience Development Coordinator, and Director of Sales 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 opportunity to work with a real working budget, assist on executing advertising plan and creation of all ad materials including TV, radio, print & collateral pieces, work within Archtics, the Ticketmaster customer database. Internship also includes the ability to plan and execute show promotions and outreach events. Additional duties include archiving shows, updating social media sites, assist with Playbill layouts, and various administrative duties. Additional experience available with PR opportunities and working on press items/media appearances. Intern should have strong writing and verbal skills, knowledge of MS Office Suite, experience with social media sites, as well as the ability to multi-task. Photo and video editing experience a plus.

To apply for the Marketing internship, send a one-page resume and a personal statement. Please print or email your application form to:

NC Theatre
Attn: Heather Millen
1 E. South St.
Raleigh, NC 27601


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.

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.

Academic Credit: For students, NC Theatre will assist interns to meet the credit requirements of their school.

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