AATE Internship Program

The American Alliance for Theatre & Education, the national professional organization for the field of theatre and education based in DC, is proud to offer our Internship Program. The AATE Internship Program provides learning opportunities and on-the-job experience to college juniors/seniors, graduate students, and recent college graduates with a professional interest in arts and/or non-profit management.


Training: The intern will gain valuable experience in non-profit management. The intern, with their supervisor, will develop a list of learning goals that they would like to accomplish. Interns are trained and supervised by AATE staff and, when possible, have interaction with board members.

Career Support: Interns who complete the program gain a valuable professional reference from a national arts organization with recognized leaders in the field. In addition, staff is available to assess the intern's interview skills and provide feedback on his/her resume.

Hands-On Involvement: Interns are an integral part of the AATE staff. Interns will have the opportunity to create new projects, resources, and other materials for the organization. Interns will take part in a weekly staff meeting with other AATE staff members and provide input on the organization’s progress.


The intern is expected to work 20 hours per week for 12 weeks. They will participate in daily office activities, contribute skills and ideas.  

The Internship shall provide the intern with knowledge and experience in the following arts administrative skills.
(a) Budgeting
(b) Membership
(c) Event Planning
(d) Fundraising
(e) Grant Writing
(f) Program DevelopmentIn addition to working on projects that highlight the above listed skills, interns will provide general office support to the Managing Director. Interns will help implement recruitment and marketing campaigns. Other duties may be assigned to an intern in their specific area of interest. 

How To Apply

Completed applications must be received by the following deadlines to Alexis Truitt via email at [email protected]:
  • Fall Internships (September-December) - September 1
  • Spring Internships (January-April) - October 15
  • Summer Internships (June-August) - April 1
Submit the following in one complete package via email:
  • Cover letter discussing career goals and area of interest, computer skills, and when you are available to start. (Start and end dates are flexible provided that at least twelve weeks are completed.)
  • Resume.
  • Two letters of recommendations.
Please include "Intern Application” in the subject line of your email.

For questions, please contact Alexis Truitt at [email protected] or 202-909-1194.


$350 stipend OR college credit. Stipend will be distributed upon completion of full internship. If you wish to receive credit for your internship, please indicate such in your cover letter.