North Carolina Theatre Internship

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North Carolina Theatre is always looking for enthusiastic interns in development and marketing. Interns work directly with individual department heads & staff to receive practical training in theatre fundraising and administrative management.


Internship Availabilities:

The intern will be exposed to all aspects of fund development, such as special events, grant writing, databases, the annual fund, and direct mailing. 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 one’s personal interests and opportunities for special projects are available for candidate 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.

If interested in a development internship, please print and mail or email an application form to:
NC Theatre
Attn: Melanie Doerner
1 E. South St.
Raleigh, NC 27601

Audience Development:
Intern assists the Audience Development Manager in implementing marketing initiatives and creating sales tactics to increase audience base for season subscriptions and individual shows, as well as analyzing patron loyalty.

Intern assists with marketing for NC Theatre’s season, including subscription renewal, new subscriber acquisition, audience surveys, and single show promotions. Additional duties include archiving shows, updating social media sites, and assisting with playbill layouts. Knowledge of Windows, MS Office Suite, Photoshop, and Illustrator are preferred but not required. Intern should have strong writing and verbal skills as well as the ability to multi-task.

If interested in a marketing internship, please print and mail or email an application form to:
NC Theatre
Attn: Kristin Buie
1 E. South St.
Raleigh, NC 27601


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.

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.

Intern positions are non-paid with no housing or travel stipend. NC Theatre internships offer invaluable hands-on experience in professional theatre and opportunity for training with industry leaders.

To apply for the development or marketing internships, complete the administrative application form and send it along with a one-page resume and a personal statement.

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