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About the League
Internships

The Broadway League supports a year-round internship program with positions available for the fall, spring, and summer. All internships are part-time and range from 10-24 hours per week in the office; the League does not offer remote or hybrid internships. Hours are flexible within business hours. Interns gain valuable experience by working closely with League staff members and, when possible, they attend meetings, seminars, and conferences. Interns are paid minimum wage on an hourly basis.

In keeping with our mission to foster an inclusive work environment, we encourage individuals who strongly commit to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion to apply. The Broadway League is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, genetic information, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Available Internship Positions

Education/Audience Engagement: 24 hours/week

The Audience Engagement Department creates and supports Broadway industry education and community engagement programs designed to ensure an audience for live theatre in the future. Interns help coordinate meetings and programming for initiatives such as the Jimmy Awards and Broadway Bridges, manage databases, organize materials for the department daily, and draft correspondence.

Marketing & Digital Content: 20-24 hours/week

The Marketing Department plans and manages programs, partnerships, and activations to promote the current Broadway season. The Digital Department manages the League’s website projects and online initiatives. The Marketing & Digital Content Intern, reporting to both departments, will assist with the execution of programs such as Broadway Bridges, Broadway Celebrates Juneteenth, and the Jimmy Awards depending on the season; the management of sponsorship and partnership deliverables; the creation, editing, and proofing of marketing materials; researching and writing posts for social media; and website content and analytics.

Membership: 24 hours/week

The Membership & Professional Development Department oversees the trajectory of League Membership from application through leadership, providing professional development content to all Members. The intern assists with preparation for industry Conferences, Forums, and Seminars; paperwork for new Members; database management; and administrative duties such as preparation for and note-taking at meetings.

Research: 16 - 24 hours/week

The Research Department is the official hub for all statistical and historical information for Broadway, compiling statistics for Broadway and touring Broadway productions, managing the Internet Broadway Database (IBDB), and collecting data on and analyzing the demographics of the audience and the economic impact of the industry. The intern assists with tracking and compiling data, updates to IBDB, coordination of in-theatre surveys, and organization of department resources.

Eligibility & Qualifications

Recent high school graduates, undergraduate students, graduate students, and those who have a high school diploma are eligible to apply.

International candidates are eligible to apply only if they are currently attending accredited US colleges or universities.

Basic qualifications for all internship areas include:

  • An earnest interest in the administrative and/or business sides of the theatre industry
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced office environment
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills
  • Basic Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Ability to assist with organizing and planning various meetings and events

Successful candidates generally have interest as well as prior work, internship, or academic experience in one or more of the following areas for each specific department:

  • Education/Audience Engagement: community outreach, educational programming
  • Marketing & Digital Content: social media, creation of marketing materials, sponsorship/partnership coordination
  • Membership: event planning, data entry
  • Research: data entry, data analytics, research

Please note that The Broadway League does not offer internships in performance or creative jobs such as acting, casting, directing, or theatrical design. If you only have experience in these areas, you may still apply for an internship if you have an interest in learning more about performing arts administrative jobs such as producing, management, marketing, public relations, audience engagement, etc. In your cover letter, be sure to convey how your current knowledge and skill set will assist you as an intern with The Broadway League.

Internship Terms and Application Periods

Fall (Approximately September – December) - application period May 1 to July 1

Spring (Approximately January – May) - application period September 1 to November 1

Summer (Approximately June – August) - application period January 1 to March 1

If selected for an interview (in person or via Zoom), applicants will be contacted after the application period closes. Due to a high volume of applications, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

Application Instructions

Please complete the Applicant Information Form below. To complete the form, you will need the following two documents in PDF format:

1. A cover letter indicating the department(s) in which you would like to work and the semester(s) you are available (Please save file as “Last Name, First Name – Cover Letter.”)

2. Professional resume (Please save file as “Last Name, First Name – Resume.” Please do not submit headshots or acting resumes.)

If you are interested in being considered for multiple departments, please only submit one cover letter and one resume including all relevant experience for each area.

Upon the request of our Members, the League will distribute resumes of internship candidates for relevant positions in their offices. Our Members consist of producers, general managers, marketing companies, press/media relations offices, and booking agents in over 50 New York City offices.

Applicant Information Form

FAQ

Are internships at The Broadway League paid?

Yes, interns are paid New York State minimum wage, currently $16.00 per hour. Course credit is also available for those interested.

If I am not selected for an internship with The Broadway League, may I apply again in the future?

Yes, you may apply again for any future semester.

Do you have advice for individuals applying for internships?

Careers.Broadway is a resource created and managed by the Broadway League through which you can find information and opportunities relating to finding careers in the Broadway industry. Click here for Tips When Applying To Jobs Or Internships.

What is the High School Broadway Shadowing Program?

The High School Broadway Shadowing Program is a separate program from The Broadway League Internship Program. The program, in partnership with the New York City Department of Education, aims to engage NYC public high school students from diverse backgrounds by introducing them to non-performance career opportunities in the theatre, including, but not limited to: general management, press, marketing, producing, and technical supervision. This five-day shadowing opportunity allows participants to view occupations in the theatre industry as viable career paths that they may pursue in college. Students are nominated by teachers through a Department of Education portal for consideration to participate in the High School Broadway Shadowing Program.

Who should I contact if I have further questions?

Erin Coffey, Manager of Audience Engagement
The Broadway League
Internships@Broadway.org