Part-Time Fall Development/Special Events intern

Academic Credits



$50/ per week plus optional paid hours at the theater on nights and weekends

Hours per week

20-25 per week, schedule set by the intern



Start Date


End Date



307 West 38th Street
Suite 1510
New York
United States


Primary Stages seeks a part-time Development/Special Events intern for the fall. This semester the intern will learn about the preparations for and assist with our Fall Gala, two opening night parties, as well as gain insight into our smaller spring fundraiser. Additionally, the intern learns about all aspects of the fundraising process including prospect research, donor cultivation, proposal writing, and stewardship. Tasks include assisting with event planning, reviewing daily and weekly publications for prospects, providing ticketing assistance to patrons, writing acknowledgment letters, and other projects as they arise. Interns will act as members of the Development Team attending weekly departmental and bi-weekly staff meetings. Candidates must have a sincere interest in theater fundraising.


Interns form a core of support in all areas of the company’s operations gaining experience in their chosen department while receiving a weekly stipend of $50, free tickets to all Primary Stages’ productions, mentorship seminars with senior staff, free or discounted classes at the Einhorn School of the Performing Arts (ESPA) and optional paid work at the theatre in the evenings/weekends while the shows are running. Our program offers the opportunity to develop practical skills while creating relationships with artists and administrators at one of New York City’s preeminent Off Broadway theaters. 

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Our career development programs are generously supported by the Edward John Noble Foundation.

How To Apply

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