At WordTheatre, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved. We highly encourage undergraduate students to apply for the following unpaid positions:
Social Media & Marketing Intern
The Marketing intern is responsible for keeping track of all WordTheatre social media. This includes, but is not limited to: the WordTheatre website, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, and the WordTheatre Interns Twitter page. The Marketing Intern should be enthusiastic about increasing our following on all modes of social media and should promote our organization, events, actors and authors daily. This candidate must be tech-savy, and have a passion for keeping up with trends in social media, entertainment, and news. Experience with photoshop is a plus.
Event Planning Intern
We are seeking an intern with strong literary skills to help our non profit plan for upcoming events. Tasks include, but are not limited to: scanning documents, updating social media, composing material for the website, filing and organizing documents, and researching contemporary literature. Interns with an interest in contemporary literature and theater are highly encouraged to apply.
-Strong literary and organizational skills.
-Experience with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
-Knowledge of the Literary Industry/Entertainment Industry is highly desired.
Video Editing Intern
We are seeking an organized intern experienced with Premier or Final Cut editing software to help organize and edit our video and audio archive. Interns with an interest in contemporary literature and theater are highly encouraged to apply.
Skills and experience:
Strong organizational skills.
Experience with Excel.
Experience with video/audio editing software.
Knowledge of the Literary Industry/Entertainment Industry is highly desired.
-A sample editing reel (A couple of clips from a student project is fine)
-Please list what editing software you have used and if you have taken an editing class(on an excel sheet)
-Small edits, must be experienced with editing software
We do accept applications on a rolling basis, however, internships are scheduled around a three month time frame. Recent graduates and undergraduates seeking college credit are encouraged to apply.
If you are interested in any of our internship positions, we ask that you please fill out an online application, and send it to WordTheatreProduction Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Because our internships are highly competitive, we cannot respond to all applicants at this time. If we think you are a great fit for the WordTheatre team, you will hear back from us within 4 weeks of submitting your application.
Working at WordTheatre has been an experience unlike any internship I have had before. As an intern, I am an integral part of the small, yet fiercely efficient WordTheatre Team, where my voice and ideas are heard and implemented; I am able to see the work that I do put into effect. It’s a rewarding experience to work the events and see our ideas, inspirations and grunt work take the form of a beautifully orchestrated experience for actors, authors and literary enthusiasts. I am able to research and read remarkable short stories, communicate with actors, authors and agents, edit scripts, manage social media networks and email communications, and generally assist in the planning and development of events. Through my time with WordTheatre, I have learned technical skills involved in running a successful non-profit, but more importantly I’ve learned how art and storytelling can appeal to the human experience by inspiring connection and compassion.
Joining the WordTheatre team has been such an abundant experience for me. Coming in as a journalism major and working as a social media and marketing intern has grown my ability to adapt to my surroundings, apply what I have learned in school and enjoy the wonderful things that WordTheatre has to offer the community. I really enjoyed the events because I personally like storytelling and each event was something completely different with the same concept, good storytelling.
Whether I was promoting an event, organizing material for the organization or working an event, I didn’t feel like I was working as much as enjoying what was going on. I will admit I was not sure what to expect when I first walked in and wondered how I could contribute to such an interesting concept, but as I worked and learned, I was able to fit right in the puzzle. I expanded my knowledge of different social media platforms as well as learned how to make a Wikipedia page, a newsletter and other useful skills for my resume.
If I had to choose one moment that stood out to me, I will choose when I had the opportunity to work with Cedering, one-on-one. It was for a blog I had written and we were reworking it. Her words and descriptions came so easily and flowed so well. It was incredible to watch and learn from that experience and her compliments to my words meant so much to me.
Everyone I worked with on the team is so fantastic. Everyone does their own thing in the office, but when they come together it is always a good time; whether we are working an event or having lunch together. I made some really great friends, learned many useful skills and will miss everyone I encountered here at WordTheatre.