Jobs & Internships
Theatre and Youth Development Intern
1) Theatre and Youth Development Interns observe and engage in a collaborative teaching
environment that uses theatre to mentor at-risk and high-risk youth in leadership development,
healthy relationships, self-awareness, cultural sensitivity, and social consciousness.
2) Theatre and Youth Development Interns will learn the daily administrative practices in
operating a theatre and arts education office
3) Theatre and Youth Development Interns learn the tools to lead playwriting and
improvisational theatre exercises through meaningful hands-on approaches to cultivate positive
team building and the emotional and social growth of youth participants.
4) Theatre and Youth Development Interns will attend program sites and engage in theatre
writing and performance workshops with young participants and learn the basic needs and
practices used to implement theatre workshops, staged readings and performances
Daily Documentation, a Reflective Essay at the end of Internship, Research Tools
- Commit consistently to a 10-week internship for 6-10 hours per week on M, T, W, Th, F
or S between the hours of 10:00am and 6:00pm (JANUARY-MAY 2012)
- Participate in Performance Program at a school site 2-3 hours per week from 3:00pm-
- Help implement and attend the culmination/presentation of original work written and
performed by youth participants.
- Observe and report all workshop concerns including the social interaction and
emotional development of youth participants to the US teaching staff
- Be responsible for familiarity with all workshop activities and exercises in order to
- Lead physical and vocal warm-ups and reflective share outs
- Participate in all pre and post workshop planning sessions
- Run lines and help backstage with youth participants
- Understand and adhere to both Unusual Suspects and workshop site guidelines and
- Log program surveys and questionnaires.
- Create, file and manage confidential program documents.
- Assist in designing script and show program covers.
- Assist in reviewing workshop evaluations for reports.
- Send and receive email that supports programming.
- Assist teaching staff in theatre workshops to support youth.
- Assist in the coordination of artists and participants during culmination week
- Attend staff meetings.
Supervisor: Melissa Denton, Program Director
Manager: Joyce Lee, Senior Program Manager
Requirements and Desired Qualities
Applicant must agree to a background check and a fingerprinting scan.
Applicant must be self-motivated, computer literate, smart and flexible with interest or knowledge of theatre and/or working with at-risk youth.
Applicant must be willing to receive a performance evaluation and complete an evaluation of the program.
Applicant must have some knowledge or interest in education, theatre, social work, marketing, public relations, and/or organizational management and development.
APPLICANT MUST HAVE RELIABLE TRANSPORTATION.
This is an unpaid internship however a stipend will be provided to reimburse for mileage.
In addition the following will be awarded:
- Credit or community service hours
- An in-kind donation letter for the hours of service provided.
- A letter of recommendation at the completion of the internship.
Please send a resume and cover letter explaining your interest in working with US and why you
feel you are the best candidate. Also if a current student please include your major, school,
classification and availability from January to May 2013 to email@example.com or
fax to (213)-488-8498.
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617 S. Olive Street, Suite 812 | Los Angeles, CA 90014 | Tel:
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