We are always looking for interns!
The Shakespeare Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the enjoyment, understanding, and appreciation of William Shakespeare's works through performance, commentary, and educational activities. We believe the benefits of engaging Shakespeare's text personally and academically are immense and should evolve over a lifetime.
The Shakespeare Society invites college sophomores, juniors, and seniors or recent graduates interested in Arts Administration (including Development, Membership, Marketing/Press, etc.) or Education to apply for part-time internships. Administration interns work closely with the Directors, assisting with general office duties, fundraising work (i.e. grants and donor contributions), design projects, maintaining the website, event coordination, and Artistic programming initiatives. Education interns support our Education Director in the office, may assist in classrooms around New York City, and have the opportunity to work with our hugely successful Hunts Point Children's Shakespeare Ensemble.
Internships are available in Fall, Spring, and Summer sessions, and are unpaid; however, interns receive an honorary membership to The Shakespeare Society and free tickets to cultural events at a variety of venues. The minimum time commitment is 10 hours per week, with some evenings.
"I absolutely loved working with The Shakespeare Society. My time there allowed me to learn so much about the way a nonprofit works, from grant writing to programming. The general attitude in the office was always friendly and fun; I definitely felt like part of the team and not just a glorified office gopher. Interning with The Shakespeare Society also gave me a lot of skills for my résumé, such as working with FilemakerPro and Adobe Acrobat. As an intern, you’re given a lot of responsibility and trust, so coming to work is always interesting. Working with an arts- and education-based nonprofit was a great way to explore how to be involved in the arts without necessarily being a performer (the free membership didn’t hurt either.) I learned a lot, I feel that I accomplished a lot, and I hope I’ll get the chance to work with The Shakespeare Society again soon!" - Mollyhall, NYU Senior, Fall 2012