ACT provides professional development opportunities within several departments at different times during the year: Development and Fundraising, Board Relations, Marketing and Communications, Education, Production, Artistic and Literary, Events, and Finance and Administration. ACT has multiple internships that become available throughout the year, so please check back for more opportunities.

ACT is currently searching for the following internship positions (position decriptions are spelled out below):

  • Gala Internship, now accepting applications (nine-month internship or three-month internship)
  • Public Relations Internship, now accepting applications (August-February)

To apply for an internship at ACT, please email a cover letter and resume, titling the subject line with your last name and the internship you are interested in (Last Name, Position) to No phone calls please.

Gala Intern

Department: Development
Reports to: Development Associate, Director of Development
Hours: Nine-month internship, 2-4 hour weekly minimum. Three-month internship, 5-10 hour weekly minimum.

The gala intern will work closely with ACT's development team to provide support for the 2016 Gala (scheduled for Friday, October 14, 2016) in the following ways: research and outreach for auction procurement opportunities, special events planning and implementation, sponsorship research, and other gala-related work on event materials.


  • Research and manage auction procurement outreach and acquisition
  • Help to establish event goals and objectives with the development staff
  • Maintain gala records to preserve and establish better institutional knowledge
  • Manage gala volunteer recruitment and retention for various tasks throughout the event planning process
  • Work directly with the Gala Chair and Procurement Committee to follow up on leads for the event
  • Assist with copy for gala print, web updates, and e-communications to ensure accurate and current communication on all platforms
  • General development support as assigned


  • Ability to take initiative, show good judgment, and manage projects from beginning to end
  • Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Exceptional ability to manage details
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Procurement experience preferred
  • Interest in a career in special events, communications, or fundraising
  • Interns should be available for at least 3-5 hours per week


  • Great introduction and experience in nonprofit development and fundraising events, copywriting, cultivation and stewardship management, database training, and other aspects of fundraising in the arts
  • ACTPass Membership for one year (applicable only for nine-month internship)
  • Class or Practicum credit (if applicable)
  • Resume builder

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter stating how your qualifications, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities are a match for this position, and any professional recommendations to

Public Relations Intern
Department: Marketing and Sales
Reports to: Public Relations and Communications Manager
Hours: 10-20 hours per week, June-December, 2016

The marketing team at ACT is looking for a dynamic, upbeat intern who wants to learn the ropes of the marketing and communications field, with special emphasis on public relations and social media. The intern will work as part of a team but also will be asked to work independently to complete tasks. 


  • Research media and updating press list
  • Assist with social media projects
  • Scan and format printed and online press coverage
  • Create system to keep track of press coverage using Tessitura
  • Participate in media events
  • Prepare press packets
  • Assist with drafting talking points for upcoming interviews
  • Assist with creating one-sheets about productions to help organization talk about shows more effectively
  • Updating external calendar listings
  • Other tasks and duties as required


  • Experience with Photoshop, Tessitura, and Microsoft Office preferred
  • Knowledge of social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest
  • Positive and professional attitude 
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Demonstrated keen attention to detail
  • Ability to work efficiently as part of a team and independently 


  • Great introduction and experience in marketing and communications, advertising and copywriting, cultivation and relationship management, and other aspects of marketing and the theatre industry
  • ACTPass Membership for one year
  • Class credit (if applicable)
  • Resume builder