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Apply for a Spring Internship!

Updated: Dec 16, 2022

About: National Queer Theater is an innovative theater collective dedicated to celebrating the brilliance of generations of LGBTQ artists and providing a home for unheard storytellers and activists. By serving our elders, youth, and working professionals, NQT creates a more just future through radical and evocative theater experiences and free community classes. Read more at

Dates: January 15-July 1

  • part-time (20 hours per week/ Occasional nights & weekends.)

Job Description: The Artistic Engagement and Education Interns will assist the Artistic Director and Business Manager with the daily tasks of running the theater, including public programming and community initiatives. These positions are hybrid- working in-person in New York City 1-2 days per week and working remotely 2-3 days per week.

Artistic Engagement Intern Duties include:

  • Implement marketing activities such as eblasts, social media, and community partnerships.

  • Assist in production of staged readings, workshops, and productions, including casting, producing, and evaluation.

  • Play central role in planning activities related to the Criminal Queerness Festival, an annual festival at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts showcasing international LGBTQ+ artists.

  • Attend NQT events and outside plays.

  • Coordinate NQT Artistic Collective, a group of diverse multidisciplinary artists evaluating and planning new play production.

Artistic Engagement Intern Duties include:

  • Implement marketing activities such as eblasts, social media, and community partnerships.

  • Assist in recruitment, selection, curriculum development, and evaluation for Staging Pride: Queer Youth Theater and DREAMing Out Loud programs.

  • Assist Teaching Artists for Staging Pride: Queer Youth Theater, including providing food and MetroCards for classes. Help plan and coordinate field trips and Masterclasses.

  • Attend NQT events and outside plays.

  • Coordinate other community initiatives with Artistic Director.

Interns will gain skills and mentorship in artistic production, literary management, company management, fundraising, event management, education/applied theater, and marketing.

Skills required: Google G Suite (docs, drive, gmail), strong writing, organized, works well independently and collaborating with others. Experience and passion for LGBTQ issues, community organizing, and performing arts are strongly preferred.

To Apply: Fill out this application here

This internship pays a $1000 stipend, and may be available for school credit.

DEADLINE: Open until filled.

National Queer Theater provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

National Queer Theater is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants with diverse backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives are encouraged to apply. Applicants of color, disabled, and trans or gender non-conforming applicants are especially encouraged to apply.