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Internship Program

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 8-24 hours per week. Hours are flexible. Interns gain valuable experience by working closely with League staff members and, when possible, attend meetings, seminars, and conferences. Interns are paid minimum wage on an hourly basis. The Broadway League encourages diverse internship candidates.

When are The Broadway League internships offered?

  • Fall (Approximately September – December)
  • Spring (Approximately January – May)
  • Summer (Approximately June – August)

Who is eligible?

Graduating high school students, undergraduate students, graduate students, and those who have completed a degree are eligible to apply.

Can international students apply?

We only accept international candidates who are currently attending accredited US colleges or universities.

In what areas are internships offered?

  • Communications - 24 hours/week
    • The Communications Department manages media partnerships; develops text, audio, and video content for various media outlets; compiles the Broadway press list; handles media relations; creates publications for the League Membership and the general public; and maintains the Broadway News Bureau. Interns assist with these tasks.
  • Digital - 20 hours/week
    • The Digital Department manages the League's social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and Instagram) as well as web content and development for all of the League's web properties. Interns research content for Facebook and Twitter, help with website maintenance and analytics, and assist with website content including multi-media content.
  • Education & Engagement - 24 hours/week
    • The Education and Engagement Department creates and supports Broadway industry education and community engagement programs designed to ensure an audience for live theatre in the future. Interns compose professional documents, manage databases, organize materials for department on a daily basis, and help coordinate meetings and programming for initiatives such as Family First Nights® and the National High School Musical Theatre Awards.
  • Marketing - 24 hours/week
    • The Marketing Department is responsible for various initiatives marketing the Broadway industry including the annual promotion Kids' Night on Broadway, the audience development program Viva Broadway, as well as the Tony Awards. Interns assist in the development and distribution of marketing materials for promotion, communicate with program partners, and assist in creating sponsor pitches and event recap reports.
  • Membership - 24 hours/week
    • The Membership Department tasks include preparing and taking notes for professional development programs, Marketing Town Hall calls and Committee meetings. It also includes event preparation for industry Conferences, Forums and Seminars. Interns will be called upon to review documents and take ownership of special projects, assist with paperwork for new members, and database updates.
  • Research* - 8 hours/week
    • The Research Department publishes demographic studies, updates and verifies information for the Internet Broadway Database, and processes the official grosses for current Broadway and Touring Broadway shows. Interns assist with these tasks in addition to analyzing weekly grosses and archiving resources.

*There is no Research position offered for the summer semester.

Are internships at The Broadway League paid?

Yes, interns are paid New York State minimum wage, currently $9.00 per hour. Course credit is also available for those interested.

How do I know which internship positions I am qualified for?

  • Basic qualifications for all internship areas include:
  • An earnest interest in the administrative and/or business sides of the commercial 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:

  • Communications: Public relations, journalism, media, press
  • Digital: Social media, analytics, technology
  • Education/Audience Engagement: Community outreach, educational programming
  • Marketing: Promotional materials, advertising, sponsorships, event planning, Microsoft Power Point
  • Membership: Producing and management, event/conference planning, database entry
  • Research: Data entry and analysis, archiving material, theatre history

Please note, The Broadway League does not offer internships in performance or creative roles 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 roles 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.

Can I telecommute or work from home for any of the hours of the internship?

Unfortunately, no.  All of the internship activities need to occur on site at the Broadway League office in Times Square.

Do you provide housing or offer housing referrals?

No, we do not.

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. The League will also distribute resumes of internship candidates to a database of over 50 New York City offices of producers, general managers, marketing companies, press/media relations and booking agents, upon request.

What is the High School Internship Program?

The High School Internship 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. There is no application process for the High School Internship Program, as students are nominated by teachers.

How do I apply to The Broadway League Internship Program?

Please submit the following materials as PDF files to internships@broadway.org. Include your name and the semester you are applying for in the subject line of your email. (Ex. John Smith - Internship Application for Summer 2016)

  1. A cover letter indicating the department(s) in which you would like to work and the semester you are available
  2. Professional resume

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

Please do not submit headshots or acting resumes.

When are applications due for each semester?

  • Summer Internship applications are accepted from January 1 to March 1
  • Fall Internship applications are accepted from June 1 to August 1
  • Spring Internship applications are accepted from September 1 to November 1

If selected for an interview (in person or on the phone), applicants will be contacted after the application period closes.

Who should I contact if I have further questions?

Rachel Reiner, Director of Audience Engagement
The Broadway League