Internships in Educational Theatre

Internships in Educational Theatre

Information for Students 

Students in Educational Theatre are encouraged to undertake internships to gain valuable, hands-on experience and build foundations in their careers. Partner organizations for internships include the New Victory Theatre, MCC Theatre, Opening Act, TADA, Lincoln Center Education and Rehabilitation Through the Arts, as well as New York City public school classrooms through the Theatre Development Fund and Roundabout Theatre. The length of time students spend in an internship depends on the project and the organization, and can range from one day a week for six to twelve weeks to two days a week for two semesters.

Internships take place under the supervision of a faculty adviser. Undergraduate students can undertake internships after their first year of coursework, while graduate students can pursue them at any time. In order to receive course credit for internships, students should enroll in an Independent Study or Practicum in Educational Theatre. No license is required, although interns may be asked to participate in professional development sessions.

For more information about internships, please contact your adviser.

Information for Host Organizations

Students in our Educational Theatre program are preparing to become teachers, administrators, directors, actors, designers, teaching artists, playwrights, professors, and scholars. They are passionate about theatre for youth, applied theatre, community theatre, integrated arts, drama education research, devised youth theatre, and theatre in the K-12 classroom.

Our undergraduate students in Educational Theatre with Teacher Certification in Theatre K-12 seek opportunities to explore ideas and concepts through drama strategies and theatre forms in the classroom or on stage.

Our graduate students seek degrees that provide theatre teaching certification or dual certification in English and theatre or social studies and theatre. Other M.A. students seek to practice theatre and drama in non-traditional settings with marginalized communities, tackling areas of social and cultural policy such as public health, education, housing, social welfare, and juvenile and criminal justice.

Recent partner organizations for internships include the New Victory Theatre, MCC Theatre, Opening Act, TADA, Lincoln Center Education, Rehabilitation Through the Arts, the Theatre Development Fund and Roundabout Theatre. Throughout the internship, students are supervised by their faculty advisers.

If you would like more information about hosting an Educational Theatre graduate program intern, please contact Professor David Montgomery at dm635@nyu.edu.