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Mon May 22, 2017 - Fri Aug 04, 2017


1616 16th StSte 350Ste 350San Francisco, CA 94103


Playwrights Foundation (PF), a center for new play development in San Francisco, is looking for 6-8 enthusiastic, ambitious, and resourceful interns to assist with our 40th Anniversary season of the Bay Area Playwrights Festival. PF is part of an extensive national creative community, with a strong presence in the Bay Area and national theater scene. Learn more about our 40-year history and work at

This position is designed for an early career theater artist with an interest in the inner workings of a nonprofit playwright accelerator. Interns/Fellows assist with all aspects of festival production, including event planning, scheduling, development, social media, front of house, and production assistance, as well as some daily office tasks. This role requires a creative, thoughtful and extremely proactive individual for whom no task is too small or too large, and who is willing to learn and stretch.

A background and/or education in theater is mandatory; a passion for new plays and playwrights is preferred. Candidates must be available for a minimum 2 month term, with 3 months preferred, and will require a commitment of at least 10-15 hours per week.

This is an unpaid position, reporting to the Festival Producer, with a small travel stipend provided.

Skills and Qualifications
  • 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.
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Apps and Docs. Experience with databases a plus.
  • Strong communication skills, including demonstrated and effective writing and speaking.
  • Completes assignments/projects accurately and in a timely manner, as set by deadlines.
  • Experience with online research, analyzing and organizing information desirable.
  • A fine attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of how to perform calculations and basic analysis.
  • Reliable. Interns are responsible for getting themselves to and from work on time.
  • Strong organizational skills and a commonsense approach to problem solving.

Hours/Duration: 5/15 - 8/15/17 (later start date negotiable), 10-15 hours a week; increased hours, nights and weekends required during production. A schedule will be discussed as part of the interview process.

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


  • Stage Management
  • Ushering
  • Administrative Support
  • Theater Arts
  • Arts Administration
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

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

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