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Looking to get some real, hands-on experience in professional theatre? Come join the Forum team and be a part of what The Washington Post called “one of the best companies to start up in Washington over the past decade.”


These are not coffee-fetching positions – we want you to be a part of the action!


As a Forum Theatre intern, you will:

  • Bridge the gap between your collegiate work or graduate school experience by developing a professional network

  • Work closely with Forum staff and attend company meetings

  • Create individual projects that allow you to bring your ideas to the organization

  • Have full access to the rehearsal process

  • Attend all Forum productions for free

  • Or, receive college credit, as arranged by your college or university



Recent intern classes included graduates from Catholic University, College of William & Mary, University of Iowa, James Madison University, George Washington University, University of Florida, and University of Maryland,

Forum internships are volunteer positions but not full time. Housing is not provided.




Application due dates:

Season-long intern applications are due May 9, 2015.


Fall Semester Intern applications are due May 9, 2015.


Production-based intern applications are due on a rolling basis.


All applicants are required to fill out an application and submit:

  1. A cover letter, indicating your desired internship, describing your interest in Forum, summarizing your prior experience and/or qualifications, and explaining why you are the ideal candidate for your desired internship. How will this internship assist you with your career goals? COVER LETTERS SHOULD BE IN PDF FORMAT AND NAMED "LAST NAME FIRST NAME COVER LETTER" (ie Piegari Natalie Cover Letter). 
  2. A professional work resume which lists: education & training, work history, theatre/arts experience, and computer skills. RESUMES SHOULD BE IN PDF FORMAT AND NAMED "LAST NAME FIRST NAME RESUME" (ie Piegari Natalie Resume).
  3. The "Assistant to the Artistic Director", "Forum For All: Marketing & Outreach", "Business Development" "Play Development & Dramaturgy", and "Management & Development" internships require a writing sample submission. WRITING SAMPLES SHOULD BE IN PDF FORMAT AND NAMED "LAST NAME FIRST NAME WRITING SAMPLE" (ie Piegari Natalie Writing Sample). Writing samples should not be a work of fiction, creative writing, or play script. 

Forum Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in all areas of its operation.

Questions?  Email Natalie Piegari at

Forum Theatre Internships Currently Available:


Assistant to the Artistic Director (season-long and semester-long)

  • Interns will work with Michael Dove, Producing Artistic Director of Forum, and be involved with season planning, artistic/play development, company administration, special events, and in creating and implementing a new project or artistic initiative for the coming season.

  • Intern will be encouraged to attend company, design, and board meetings.

(writing sample required for this position)
Directing (season-long, semester-long, and production based)
  • Interns will serve as assistant to the director during production & design meetings and rehearsals.

  • Work with the Casting Coordinator and gain experience in the casting process

  • Help curate and direct work for the Forum (Re)Acts series.

Literary Management & New Play Development (season-long)

  • Intern will work closely with resident dramaturgs conducting research for plays in development and in production

  • Aid in creating of program notes

  • Attend rehearsals as needed

  • Participate in future season planning sessions

  • Help curate the Forum (Re)Acts series.

(writing sample required for this position)
Business Development (season-long and semester-long)
  • Interns will work with the Development Director and be exposed to aspects of donation tracking, grant-writing, ticketing donations and more. 

  • Interns will be exposed to aspects of finance (Quickbooks) and payroll (Intuit). 

  • Aid in up-keep of the office which includes scheduling staff meetings and cleaning days. 

  • Intern will be encouraged to attend company meetings and board meetings.

(writing sample required for this position)
Marketing & Outreach (season-long, semester-long, and production based)

  • Work closely with the Forum For All (F4A) program. The new department is focused on making Forum accessible and affordable as well as creating a more meaningful experience for the audience.

  • Assist in managing the F4A “Street Team” activities focusing on distribution, advertising, front of house operations, and audience development & engagement. 

  • Create innovative and engaging content for social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

  • Work closely with the Marketing & PR Manager to create and distribute email campaigns, press releases, and press kits.

  • Assist in managing website updates as needed

(writing sample required for this position)
Graphic Design (season-long, semester-long, and production based)

  • Develop your design portfolio and create engaging images and content for social media including Facebook and Twitter cover photos

  • Assist in the production of marketing materials such as postcards, programs, and advertisements.

  • Design the programs for our (Re)Acts series (approximately 3-4 per season)

  • Applicants should have advanced competency with Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop and InDesign.
(Digital portfolio required for this position)
Production (season-long, semester-long, and production-based)
  • The intern will work closely with the Production Manager, learning about budgeting, scheduling, and technical coordination as well as assisting with
production needs in load-in and strike.

  • Work with the Production Stage Manager to facilitate and coordinate rehearsals, production meetings, and tech week.

  • Interns will gain backstage experience on Forum productions.

Design (production-based)
  • Intern will assist one of Forum’s award-winning designers and receive production credits.

  • Interns will attend production meetings, rehearsals, and tech, and work with the designers to realize their design. 

  • Internships available in costume, scenic, lighting, sound, and properties design.


Click HERE to apply.