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 8-30 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?
Recently graduated 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 outreach to promote Broadway League initiatives, programs and events; develops story ideas for various media outlets; compiles the Broadway press list; handles media relations; and creates publications for the League Membership and the general public. Interns assist with these tasks.
- Digital - 12 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/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, Broadway Bridges™, and Family First Nights®, manage databases, organize materials for the department on a daily basis, and draft correspondence.
- Government Relations (Offered in the Spring Only) - 8 hours/week
- The Government Relations Department manages legislation, policy, and advocacy for Broadway and live theatre locally and across the country. Interns help research lawmakers in key member market and assemble documents and decks for presentations. In addition, interns assist in creating glance sheets for relevant issues and legislation related to the Arts/Broadway.
- 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. The Marketing intern also assists in the general organization of Marketing Department records and ticketing.
- Membership/Professional Development - 30 hours/week
- The Membership and Professional Development Departments provide Broadway League members with programming and support. Interns prepare for and take notes during various committee meetings and town hall calls. In addition, interns are involved in preparations 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 make database updates. This internship also provides support to the Executive and Tony Awards Administration Departments as needed.
Are internships at The Broadway League paid?
Yes, interns are paid New York State minimum wage, currently $11.00 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 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
- Government Relations: Current events, legislation, knowledge of policy surrounding the arts
- Marketing: Promotional materials, advertising, sponsorships, event planning, Microsoft Power Point
- Membership: Producing and management, event/conference planning, database entry
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.
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 Broadway Management Diversity Initiative?
The High School Broadway Management Diversity Initiative 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 Management Diversity Initiative.
How do I apply to The Broadway League Internship Program?
Please submit the following materials as PDF files to Amanda Ogorzalek, Audience Engagement Associate, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name and the semester you are applying for in the subject line of your email. (Ex. Jane Smith - Internship Application for Spring 2018)
- A cover letter indicating the department(s) in which you would like to work and the semester(s) you are available
- 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?
Amanda Ogorzalek, Audience Engagement Associate
The Broadway League