The Theatre Offensive is Seeking New Interns for Fall 2016!


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Thu Sep 15, 2016 - Sat Dec 31, 2016


565 Boylston Street, 3rd FloorBoston, MA 02116


Various Internships Available

Seeking motivated, dedicated, advocates and/or business-oriented interns at New England's premiere lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ) theatre, The Theater Offensive.

See our website:

Join us in our Boston office for an internship like no other.

Flexible schedule! Varied responsibilities! Invigorating work!

To apply:




Email questions, applications, cover letters and resumes to:

Deadline for Fall 2016: September 1 st

Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a rolling basis for open positions.


Most internships are unpaid, but interns receive academic credit if desired. Interns may also qualify for one-of-a-kind job/school recommendations, professional referrals, community networking and organizational resources. In some cases, funding is available as a stipend to interns. We also encourage interns to check out funding opportunities that may apply to them (see our website for links).

Resources for Summer Internship Applicants
Full-time summer internship applicants looking for funding are encouraged to review information about the Forest Foundation: We are grateful for the support the Forest Foundation has been able to provide for some of our past interns.

Resources for Women of Color Internship Applicants

Women of color internship applicants looking for funding are encouraged to review information about Shatter the Ceiling: and apply for $1000 to support your internship.

Resources for Fall or Spring Internship Applicants from University of New Hampshire & Clark University

Want to spend a semester living, studying and volunteering in Boston? Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors at University of New Hampshire or Clark Universitywith at least a 2.5 GPA are eligible to take part and receive a full semester's credits. Get details and learn how to apply for the College for Social Innovation program at this site:

Experience with lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender and racially diverse communities a plus+. Experience with Microsoft office including excel, Google suite and databases, a plus.

Members of LGBTQ communities, people of color, residents of; South End, Dorchester, Roxbury, and Jamaica Plain are strongly encouraged to apply.

Internships are geared to undergrad, graduate and mature-aged students and non-students of all ages and education/experience levels.

We will customize all internship positions to suit each individual. Here are just a few examples of internships to consider! Indicate all positions that interest you on your application.

___ Development & Communications Intern- assist with data entry, in-kind donation solicitation, mailing, event logistics, outreach initiatives, phone banking, mailers, and market research. Other tasks include press research, taking photos at events, calendar listings and social media research and postings. The ideal candidate for this internship will have a professional sensibility, sharp attention to detail and good time management.

___ Intern to the Executive Artistic Director - work with the founder and visionary of The Theater Offensive and his assistant through big picture visioning, decision-making and long term planning. Assist Executive Artistic Director team in communicating with the Board of Directors, preparing for conferences and special events, task management and general office administration. Availability during standard business hours preferred; some evening and weekend work required. Each intern takes on a major project and is supervised by the EAD and his assistant as a team.

___ Programs Intern - assist the Programs Department staff in three main areas: evaluation, arts research and assisting with ongoing programs and productions. The intern’s work will include hands-on experience with systems that track the impact of past programming, maintain current operations and plan for the future. Comfort with Microsoft Office and Google suite a plus. Availability during standard business hours (10am-6pm) is preferred; some evening/weekend work required.

___ PYTA Communications Intern - supportinternal and external communication activity in order to improve engagement and participation among members and increase awareness of PYTA programs throughout the queer arts, youth leadership and theatre education sectors. TTO is a member of the Pride Youth Theater Alliance as well as its administrative host. Learn more about PYTA at

___ True Colors Expansion Intern- assist the Youth Programs Manager with running True Colors Creative Action Crew and Studio. Availability during standard business hours is preferred; some evening/weekend work required.

___ Other (please be specific) - Take a moment to learn about The Theater Offensive. If you would like to do something outside of the above descriptions, tell us how you envision contributing out work and what you hope to gain in your internship. (Attach a page if completing the application by hand).

YOU can be involved in any combination of the areas below:

  • Non-Profit Arts Management/Leadership
  • Graphic Design, marketing and advertising
  • Grants, fundraising and board development
  • Special Event planning and production
  • Theater education, youth development and production
  • Office administration

And more!


Good Match For

Kids Teens

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 15-21

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