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1616 16th StSte 350San Francisco, CA 94103


Playwrights Foundation (PF), a center for new play development in San Francisco, is looking for an enthusiastic, ambitious, resourceful and ambitious early to mid-career individual interested in arts administration & the daily operations of running a non-profit arts organization.

PF is part of an extensive creative community nationwide, and has a strong presence in the Bay Area theater scene. Learn more about our 40-year history and work at

The Arts Administration internship/fellowship offers the opportunity to deeply investigate the administrative side of a well-established arts nonprofit and new works incubator. This position is perfect for anyone interested in theatre management, producing, and/or running an arts organization of their own in future. The interns/fellow will learn and gain valuable experience in basics of nonprofit finance, management of database and administrative systems, development (including fundraising and grant writing/reporting), special event planning, front of house management, and all other daily operations of running an arts organization.

Candidates must be able to commit to a minimum of three months and a maximum of six months, and will require a commitment of 10-15 hours per week.

This is an unpaid position, reporting to the General Manager.

  • For Internship: Enrolled at a college or university, and in "good academic standing" as defined by your campus policy.
  • For Fellowship: Graduation from a four-year college preferred, with references.
  • Familiarity in Microsoft Office Suite, & Google Apps.
  • Experience with databases and data entry.
  • Excellent communication & writing skills
  • Manages and completes multiple projects in a timely manner, with strong organizational skills.
  • Experience with online research, analyzing and organizing information desirable. A fine attention to detail.

Hours and Duration: Dates are negotiable. 10-15 hours a week. A weekly schedule will be discussed as part of the interview process, based on the intern's availability and the Foundation’s needs.

Program Benefits include:

  • Admission to all Playwrights Foundation events.
  • Recommendation letters (upon request).
  • The applicant must seek academic credit with their program advisor or dean. We will endeavor to provide documentation and evaluation to satisfy requirements for credit. All university requirements and paperwork must be presented on the first day of the internship.
  • Modest travel stipend.
  • Participation in the lively Bay Area theater community


  • Database Administration
  • Google Apps
  • Donor Management
  • Internet Research
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Arts Administration

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 20
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10-15 hours per week; more during July Festival
  • To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, two references, and a writing sample

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