Internships and Employment


North Carolina Theatre is the Triangle's premiere non-profit professional producing theatre. Internships at NC Theatre give students an excellent hands-on experience working in the performing arts. We strive to give our interns rewarding projects and rare and exciting learning experiences. 

NC Theatre is always looking for enthusiastic interns for our Development (Fundraising), Marketing/Public Releations, Audience Development (Sales), Production, and Administrative Departments. Interns work directly with individual department heads & staff and leave the program with real experience and insight into the live entertainment industry. 



SUMMER 2015 - DEVELOPMENT Department

FALL 2015 - MARKETING/PR Department and DEVELOPMENT Department



There are no specific time requirements for the development and marketing internships. We expect a strong work ethic and high standards of performance. In return, interns are treated as members of the staff and receive valuable hands-on experience. We ask that all interns be dependable, conscientious, and energetic. We work with students on establishing a weekly schedule that works with their classes and other obligations.

Academic Credit:
For the development and marketing internships NC Theatre will assist interns to meet the credit requirements of their school, but all arrangements must be made by the intern.  Internships for credit are preferred, however, you do not have to be a current student to be considered.

Intern positions are non-paid with no housing or travel stipend. NC Theatre internships offer invaluable hands-on experience in a professional nonprofit theatre and the opportunity to train with industry leaders.  NC Theatre is a great place to work, giving interns an educational experience that leaves them prepared for their next step into an entry-level position within the workforce.


Internship Availabilities:

Marketing/Public Relations:

The Marketing/PR Intern assists with marketing for NC Theatre’s Broadway season,  touching all aspects of marketing, promotions, advertising, and public relations. Intern will have opportunity to work with a real working budget, assist on executing advertising plan and creation of all ad materials including TV, radio, print & collateral pieces. Internship also includes the ability to oversee show promotions. Additional duties include archiving shows, updating social media sites, and assisting with playbill layouts. Intern should have strong writing and verbal skills as well as the ability to multi-task. Additional experience available with PR opportunities and working on press items/media appearances.

To apply for the marketing/communications internship, complete the administrative application form and send it along with a one-page resume and a personal statement. Please print or email your application form to:

NC Theatre
Attn: Heather Millen
1 E. South St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
Email: hmillen (AT) nctheatre (DOT) com



The intern will be exposed to all aspects of nonprofit fund development, such as special events, grant writing, database management, the annual fund, and direct mail campaigns. Special events responsibilities include organizing and executing opening night parties, patron dinners, receptions, and the Backer’s Club, a pre-performance reception for leading donors. This position can be tailored to the intern's personal interests, and opportunities for special projects are available for candidates with specific skills. The time commitment is flexible and can be anywhere from 5 to 40 hours a week, with regular hours preferred. This internship is everything you would need to prepare for a development associate position at a nonprofit. Intern should be detail-oriented, self-motivated, and should have excellent writing and communication skills.

To apply for the development internship, complete the administrative application form and send it along with a one-page resume and a personal statement. Please print and mail or email your application form to:

NC Theatre
Attn: Melanie Doerner
1 E. South St.
Raleigh, NC 27601


Production Internships:

Production interns must be able to commit to nights and weekends for a two to three week rehearsal and show run with no conflicts. Additionally, daytime hours during the tech week for all positions and for the entire period for production/company or stage management interns are preferred.

  • Company Management
  • Choreographer’s Assistant
  • Costuming (stitchers/dressers)
  • Director’s Assistant
  • Hair/Wig/Makeup Assistant
  • Lighting
  • Props
  • Sound
  • Stage Management
  • Stagehands


If interested in a production internship, please print and mail or email an application form to:

NC Theatre
Attn: Christopher MacDow
1 E. South St.
Raleigh, NC 27601

Application can be found here: Production Internship Application - ALL APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE DATES AVAILABLE!


Audience Development:

Intern assists the Audience Development Manager in implementing marketing initiatives and creating sales tactics to increase audience base for season subscriptions and individual shows, as well as analyzing patron loyalty.  Interest in sales management or business development is a plus.  Knowledge of MS Office Suite, strong verbal skills, and ability to multi-task required.  Duties include, but are not limited to: archiving data, cultivating new partnerships for group sales, assisting in sales team management, organizing patron information, and various administrative responsibilities.


Noah Putterman as Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors. Photo: Curtis Brown Photography


Telesales Representatives - Enthusiastic individuals with telesales experience to sell season tickets and solicit donations to support North Carolina Theatre. $8/hr. plus commission.

To apply, email resume to Nena Theis at Be sure to include a phone number where you can be reached between the hours of 9am and 5pm.

Our Mission

Culture: Feed the spirit of local citizens by providing exceptional theatre productions, using the best national, regional and local talent.
Community: Fortify the cultural vitality of the region by offering broad access to live theatre, while strengthening economic growth.
Citizenship: Foster the next generation of artists and leaders who will become future patrons of the arts through training, performance, and outreach programs.

Our Vision

The Vision of North Carolina Theatre is to preserve the unique American art form of musical theatre, to provide broad access to the arts and to entertain and engage diverse audiences.

Core Values

• Pursuit of artistic excellence and integrity of process.
• Care and attention to creating memorable patron experiences
• Fiscal transparency to uphold the trust of our donor community
• Belief in the power of the performing arts to transform lives and communities
• Commitment to theatre education across all ages
• Dedication to collaboration and community engagement

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