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Applications Open

Intern with playwright Paul Downs Colaizzo
All Spring 2018 positions have been filled. We are now accepting applications for Summer 2018 internships.

About Our Internship Program
MCC Theater interns gain a broad perspective on the day-to-day work environment of a non-profit Off-Broadway theater company, as well as a detailed understanding of how their specific department operates. We work with our interns to develop their individual strengths and to give them interesting work that will help them grow. MCC Theater internships are unpaid, but alternative benefits include:

  • Two complimentary tickets to each MCC production at the Lucille Lortel Theater, plus access to first preview, staff rate tickets and standby seating.
  • Access to creative team meet & greets, first preview performance and party, and volunteer opportunities at the Miscast gala
  • Opportunities to attend all open readings for plays under consideration at MCC Theater
  • Regular sit downs with education staff

Internship Descriptions
The Development intern works closely with the Individual Giving and Special Events staff on a variety of projects that support MCC Theater’s fundraising efforts. Intern will assist with: database management; correspondence; planning and executing donor cultivation and funding events; research; planning and tasks associated with annual gala fundraiser, Miscast; and maintenance of organizational systems. Perspective Development Interns are asked to submit a writing sample with their resume and cover letter (ie: mock grant proposal, an essay, etc.)

Our Institutional Giving intern works closely with the Manager of Institutional Giving on research and writing related to fundraising from foundation, corporate, and government agencies. Intern will assist with: researching prospective funding opportunities; drafting proposals and letters of inquiry; collecting and organizing information for reporting purposes. Must have strong writing skills and an ability to implement feedback on written work.

The Marketing intern assists the Director of Marketing and Marketing Associate in various office duties such as managing audience communications/mailings, conducting research, facilitating audience surveys, maintaining department archives and databases, planning and implementing viral and grassroots marketing efforts. Excel and Social Media experience a must. Photoshop, Dreamweaver a plus. Perspective Marketing Interns interested in design are asked to submit a sample of any design platforms they have worked on, if available.

Education & Outreach interns assist the Education Director and Education Outreach Coordinator with various MCC arts in education programs, across the MCC Theater Youth Company. This is a terrific opportunity to obtain hands-on experience working in a professional theater company’s education department. Interns will spend time in the office performing various administrative tasks, in our after school programs as an assistant, and in production for our final Youth Company performances. Experience working with teenagers or arts education is a plus. Please note: Education internships run alongside the school year calendar, so interns are only brought on in the fall and summer. Education Internships are from September - May/June or June-September.

InternsFrequently Asked Questions
How do I stay for more than one semester? 
Internships at MCC can be as short as four months but can also last a full season. If you decide you would like to stay beyond a four-month session, your direct supervisor and the Education Outreach Coordinator will conduct a mid-session review to decide if staying on is beneficial for all involved.

I am interested in more than one internship. What do I do?
Feel free to list the departments you’re interested in order of your priorities within your cover letter and in the subject line of your application email. While you cannot intern for two departments at once, there is often crossover where we will need “all hands on deck,” and interns will thus have the opportunity to interact with other departments. If it is beneficial to all involved, you can always reapply after completing one session to work in another department for the next session.

What if I am in school or have another job?
The staff at MCC Theater understand that you have to pay the bills and get degrees, so we are happy to coordinate schedules that ideally work for both the department and the intern. All interns work part-time so we are often able to accommodate school/ work schedules, as long as you work it out with your internship supervisor.

Can I get course credit if I am still in school?
Yes, interns have received course credit for their work at MCC Theater. This is to be arranged individually by the interns.

To Apply
To apply for an internship in any department listed, please email a cover letter and resume to: internships@mcctheater.org.

Please include the department(s) you are interested in working with in the subject line.
For example: “Development/ Marketing Internship – Alex Smith”

You will receive email verification when your application is received.

Feel free to email internships@mcctheater.org with any further questions.

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