City Theatre is only offering the Education Internship for Summer 2019. Applications for this position will be accepted through April 8th.

Intern with Pittsburgh’s most dynamic producing company to learn about the structure and operation of a nonprofit regional theatre. Interns gain experience through the perspective of their departmental placement, by attending productions and events, and by collaborating with City Theatre staff.

Internships are available in both administrative and artistic areas, as well as specialized placements in technical theatre areas based on prior experience. An internship generally lasts through a full season (September–May), and requires a commitment of 15 hours a week. Summer internships are also available (May–August). Please note that not all positions are offered in every term, and available positions are dependent on the needs of the theatre throughout the season. All internships are unpaid; however, college credit can be arranged with the student’s academic institution.

Development Intern

The Development department is responsible for attracting  and managing all Contributed Income for the theatre.

  • Assist Development Manager in development of volunteer fundraisers program, including: researching and sharing best practices for fundraising events and campaigns.
  • Communicate general donor stewardship (donors $25 and below).
  • Researching Annual Funds and Capital Funds
  • Assist Development staff in event planning and coordination.
  • Research projects, prospects, and initiatives.
  • Specific profiles of south side residents & businesses who could be prospective donors
  • Perform general administrative duties includes general filing and data entry.
  • Assist with administrative duties and special projects as needed.
  • Building multiple Databases of community resources: Lort D & C theatre events, annual Pgh large events, host committee members.

Management Intern
The Management Intern will assist the Managing Director on assigned projects and day-to-day tasks, including opportunities in fundraising, marketing, financial management, development, and board governance. Successful candidates will have demonstrated skills in research, writing, data analysis, and the Microsoft Office Suite.

Marketing Intern
The Marketing Intern supports the efforts of the marketing department to drive revenue and brand awareness in support of City Theatre’s mission to provide an artistic home for the development and production of contemporary plays that engage and challenge a diverse audience. The intern will assist in implementing strategic plans that move City Theatre’s brand forward; drive revenue growth in subscriber, single ticket, and group sales; and execute digital and social initiatives that connect the Pittsburgh community with City Theatre’s contemporary theatre programming and original content. Requirements include excellent copywriting and communication skills as well as digital/web experience.

Production Intern
The Production department oversees all of the technical production aspects for the entire season. Intern will maintain and track production schedules as well as financial and archival records as related to productions within the season. The intern will have the opportunity to observe and work with in-house production and administrative/artistic staff, as well as visiting designers and directors dependent on the specific needs of each project/production. Other specific management and/or technical duties are available to interns possessing prior production and technical experience. Candidate must be highly organized, and detail oriented. Computer and math skills are a must.

Education Intern
Intern will assist the Director of Education with the implementation of education programs, which include Young Playwrights, Student Matinees, and access measures for patrons with disabilities. Duties will include the research, writing, and design of teacher resource guides; assisting in the facilitation of Young Playwrights workshops, Contest, and annual Festival; serving as an on-site representative at education and outreach events; and other special projects and duties as needed. Candidate should have excellent written and oral communication skills; be comfortable with research; and have a knowledge of and/or interest in theatre education.

Literary Intern
City Theatre’s Literary Manager and Dramaturg manages all literary initiatives of the theatre, which include the solicitation and evaluation of scripts for production consideration, as well as new play and production dramaturgy. Interns in this department will have the opportunity to assist in tracking literary submissions and in the research and development of dramaturgical materials to support the artistic process. Candidate must be a strong writer, comfortable with research, and have a strong attention to detail.

Specialized Technical Placements
Specialized production internships are available in areas such as costumes, scenic design, and prop artistry to qualified applicants. These placements allow students to partner with leading professional artists in their fields. Interns are teamed with designers and/or production technicians to assist them for the duration of a production or throughout a semester or full season. These positions are available on a limited basis throughout the season to advanced candidates only.

Internship Application

Completed internship applications may be emailed to or mailed to:

City Theatre
Attn: Internships
1300 Bingham Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

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Additional Info


For more information about internships, please contact Kristen Link, Director of Education and Accessibility, by email or by calling 412.431.4400 x225.