Currently seeking interns to start immediately and future semesters.
Interested in working side by side with us? Want a sneak peak into the process?
Whether you’re a college student, a theater professional, or something in between, internships are available throughout the year and customized to your interests and the needs of the company. No experience required, but applicants must have a passion for experimental theatre, flexibility, a sense of humor, resourcefulness, and an eagerness to learn and have fun!
Interns are the company’s first line of defense and are key to the successful functioning of our weekly show, The Neo Show! The primary job of every intern is to assist the current ensemble and staff of the show. This means everything from sourcing props to construction of set pieces, as well as basic set-up and clean up in the theater.
Interns must be available to assist and observe rehearsal and the show on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday evenings beginning at 7:30 p.m. (8:30 on Saturdays), as well as two days of administrative assistance from 1-5 on days that can be determined based on the schedule of the intern. For those with no daytime availability, alternative work plans are available. Interns will be working the show every week, either as an intern or House Manager, unless otherwise scheduled with the internship coordinator.
Additional work varies depending on the needs of the New York Neo-Futurists and the talents and skills of each intern.
Internships may also include projects and participation in: Primetime Productions, Community Outreach, Company Management, Development, House Management, Marketing and Public Relations, Special Events, Technical Theatre (Lights, Sound, Stage Management), Website Management, or anything else you’re interested in about the New York Neo-Futurists.
It is important to everyone that the internship be a mutually rewarding experience. Interns have the chance to observe NYNF rehearsals and explore archived material. Sometimes, relationships that are formed during the internship program continue for years and evolve into lasting friendships and professional relationships with the NYNF ensemble.
How To Apply
If you are interested in an internship, please complete a brief, 200 word essay that answers the following questions:
- Why are you interested in working with the Neo-Futurists?
- What would you like to learn?
- When are you available? (Please be specific with dates and hours per week you are available.)
The format and structure of your essay is up to you. We encourage you to be creative in the content, structure, and presentation of your essay as it will help us learn more about you.
Additionally, we request that intern applicants submit a more standard and professional cover letter outlining your intent and what about you will make you the best intern we’ve ever had.
If it is geographically possible, we suggest for all applicants to see our show. The head of our intern program goes to the show every single week and with a little advance notice, you can coordinate to be there on the same night and have any ensemble member point him out to you after show to have a chat! But don’t sweat it if you’re in Hawaii or something.
NYNF accepts applications on a rolling basis.
Please send PDFs of your resume, cover letter, and your personal essay to the head of the intern program: yoshi. Thanks for your interest!