PLEASE NOTE: The Auditorium Theatre has temporarily had to pause our internship program during our closure.
We hope to restart this program soon! Interns gain hands-on arts administration experience in a professional environment, working side-by-side with industry professionals to apply knowledge from the classroom to real-world situations.
When our program resumes, below is information on timing and types of internships:
Summer (May-August) | Fall (September-December) | Spring (January-April)
Internships available in:
The marketing internship provides interns with a multifaceted understanding of the different aspects of marketing in a theatre setting. The internship will introduce the intern to real-world experiences in the field of marketing as they gain insight and experience. Interns learn about strategic planning, e-marketing, copywriting and editing, partnership relations, website maintenance, direct mail campaigns, and promotion development and integration.
Requirements for the Marketing and Publicity Intern:
The Development Internship will provide the intern with a multifaceted understanding of the different aspects of development and fundraising in a non-profit theatre setting. This internship will introduce the intern to real world experience in the field of development. Interns gain an understanding of the responsibilities involved in fundraising for a large non-profit theatre, and help identify new sources of funding, assist in the writing and editing of grants, help with database management, and participate in special events planning.
Requirements for the Development Intern:
The Arts Programming and Operations internship is designed to introduce the intern to all aspects of arts management applicable to the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. The internship will provide the intern with a comprehensive understanding of the programming, booking, operational, logistical and financial components of the Auditorium Theatre. This internship will offer an experience which entails a variety of responsibilities. The task and responsibilities will be integral to the daily operations of organization as well as long-term strategy and planning. This internship is intended to provide a realistic understanding (both good and bad) of what it takes to make operate a National Historic Landmark theatre.
Requirements for the Arts Administration Intern:
The Operations Internship will focus on general theatre operations, specifically Production, Front of House, Food and Beverage, Box Office and Maintenance. Candidates will work closely with ATRU staff in developing a comprehensive understanding of the practical application of operating a large, non-profit theatre. The Operations intern will be involved in tasks such as coordinating transportation, catering, and housing for production cast and crew and rehearsal spacing for visiting productions, working with the house manager on customer service for staff, patrons, and show operations, assisting concessions with inventory and accounting reporting, and acting as a liaison for the operations department.
Requirements for the Operations Intern: