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INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: New York Musical Theater Festival Fall 2017 Interships

The award-winning New York Musical Festival is seeking interns to help as preparations begin for the 2018 Festival. Positions are available in the Executive/Development, General Management, Programming, and Marketing departments. 

The internship program exposes young professionals to the world of non-profit theater administration and production. Interns are active participants in the day-to-day operations of all facets of the company. Our interns not only gain valuable skills in the industry but also receive support and feedback from their supervisors and fellow staff, as well as exposure to a diverse array of non-profit and commercial theater organizations and professionals.

NYMF interns are independent, organized, and comfortable under pressure. They also have strong writing, research, and communication skills.

Internships are open to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as early-career professionals. All interns receive a monthly travel stipend after successful completion of their internship. Alternatively, college credit can be arranged in lieu of a stipend.

We are now accepting submissions for our 2017 Fall Internships.


The Programming team is instrumental in all artistic decisions related to NYMF. From evaluating and selecting productions, concerts, readings, and events for the Festival; to working with creative teams at every step of the process; to organizing public and private events throughout the year, the Programming team is consistently taking on new projects. The Programming Intern reports directly to the Producing Artistic Director and the fall position revolves around assisting with the 2018 Next Link submissions process. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, have the ability to work independently and on multiple projects at one time, have strong communication and writing skills, as well as being passionate about musicals.

Responsibilities may include:

Evaluation and management of script submissions, attendance of local readings and performances, interfacing with creative teams, overall assistance for the Director of Programming and Artist Services for all aspects of the Programming Department.

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience reading, analyzing, and evaluating scripts
  • Comfortable with high volume tracking and artist interfacing
  • Dramaturgical experience and musical knowledge are a plus

Ideal for:

Those pursuing careers in Theatrical Programming, Creative Producing, Literary Management, Dramaturgy, Playwriting and/or Theatrical Composition, or Artistic Direction.



Our Marketing team uses their communication skills to let the world know that "Musicals Live Here" at NYMF. This team plays a critical role in coordinating a unified voice for all communications and help to sustain our fun and festive image in an ever-changing theatrical landscape. The Marketing Intern reports directly to the Director of Marketing. The ideal candidate will be an organized self-starter with an interest in marketing or related fields and have a great passion for musical theater. Light graphic design experience with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign is preferred.

Responsibilities may include:

Brand strategy, advertising, promotions, press, partnerships, graphic design, social media, and analyzing consumer data, insights, and market developments.

Preferred Experience:

  • Excellent knowledge of advertising on social media platforms
  • Experience with MailChimp or other marketing platforms
  • Light graphic design work with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
  • Wide knowledge of current Broadway and musical landscape

Ideal for:

Those majoring in Marketing, Journalism, Communications, Public Relations, Social Media, Advertising, Sales, Business, or Creative Problem Solving



Each member of the General Management team works to contract and execute all programs related to the Festival. Through daily correspondence with representatives from each Festival show, along with venues, unions, and other theatrical organizations, the GM team ensures the continued functionality and viability of the Festival. The ideal candidate will be an organized, independent worker with an interest in any field of theatrical management or administration, along with a special place in their heart for musical theater.

Responsibilities may include:

Review, tracking, and management of contracts, vendor communication and tracking, event coordination, production logistics, and coordination with all Festival show representatives.

Preferred Experience:

  • Leadership position in the theater (i.e director, producer, stage manager, etc) for a college level or higher production
  • Experience with reading and drafting contracts is a plus
  • Comfortable with formatting and maintaining complex spreadsheets
  • Theatre and event production experience is a plus

Ideal for:

Those pursuing careers in General Management, Company Management, Event Coordination, Theatre Administration, or Producing.



Working directly with the Executive Director, the Executive/Development Intern will have the opportunity to contribute to all aspects and departments of the Festival. During the Fall Season, the Executive/Development intern is an essential part of the planning of our Annual Gala and Winter Auction. The ideal candidate will be independent, organized, highly proficient in researching, writing, and editing, and will also have a love of musical theater.

Responsibilities may include:

Extensive communication with major donors and board members, collaboration with Development team, build our winter auction, helping plan our Annual Gala, liaising with high-level industry, fiscal sponsorship correspondence, and administrative support to the Executive Director.

Preferred Experience:

  • Wide knowledge of current Broadway shows and musical landscape
  • Leadership position in the theater (i.e director, producer, stage manager, etc) for a college level or higher production
  • Proficient in both Windows and Mac

Ideal for:

Those pursuing careers in Producing, Development, or Theatrical or Non-Profit Administration.

To apply please fill out THIS FORM

For additional questions, please e-mail

NYMF is an EOE.

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