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NYMF was my first serious theatrical internship, and I'm so glad that it was. In my few months at NYMF, I received an incomparable amount of industry exposure because of how many Festival shows and creative teams I corresponded with on a daily basis. And I know I have many contacts at NYMF who I can turn to as recommenders and mentors in the future.

Eli Schleicher, former Programming Intern.
Photo: Maggie Latona


The New York Musical Festival’s internship program exposes young professionals to the world of non-profit theater administration. Interns are active participants in the day-to-day operations of all facets of the company. Specifically, their relationships with their supervisor ensure that they are not only gaining valuable skills, but also receiving support and feedback.

Internships are available year-round in Producing, General Management, Programming, and Marketing. Additional summer internships are available in Audience Services, Production Management, and Operations. 

Internships are open to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as early-career professionals. All interns can receive college credit, if applicable. Alternatively, a monthly travel reimbursement can be arranged in lieu of credit. 

Applications for Summer 2016 internships are now closed. Please check back in July if interested in the Fall 2016 internship program. You can also email for more information. 

NYMF is an EOE.

Here’s what past NYMF interns have to say:

“My NYMFternship was my first introduction to the world of professional, non-profit NY theater. As a student actor at a Southern liberal arts university, I'd had little to no exposure to most aspects of professional production aside from performance, but had always had a desire to learn — and what better way than to dive headfirst into a theater festival of NYMF's scope and reach? I got to brush up against both new faces and established voices in the industry, hugely expanded my repertoire of marketable knowledge and skills, and made lasting friendships and professional relationships. It also led to my current adventure in the start-up theater arm of a major motion picture studio. An internship with NYMF is an incredible springboard if you're willing to make the leap.”

- Connor Brockmeier, former Production Management Intern; current Assistant to the Creative Director, Fox Stage Productions

"My internship experience at NYMF was a remarkably personal one. All of the supervisors truly care about what YOU hope to get out of your time at NYMF and they will ensure the nourishment of your personal interests, such as conducting intern sessions with experts from all areas of theater that are entirely based on your interests."

– Alexandra Blankman, former Producing Intern; current Senior at Boston University 

"NYMF inspires and teaches young industry professionals about the next generation of theater. As a General Management Intern, I stood on the frontlines of the intricacies of producing, dealing with artists, writers, producers, and actors alike; I witnessed the music and words -- captured and bound on paper in black-and-white -- and helped transform mere ideas into ground-breaking musicals, alive in vivid color for the world to see. NYMF answers essential, burning questions about how to understand the business: How should we read a script? What does it take to produce a show? How do we navigate through the finances? How do we execute an effective marketing strategy? My experience with NYMF connected me with the art of theater, developing a conversation about what it takes to put on a show, bringing me as close to the action as anyone could get, and ultimately reminding me why we do what we do."

 Addison O'Donnell, former General Management Intern; current J.D. Candidate at Syracuse University College of Law

“The New York Musical Festival internship is one of the craziest, busy, and most fun experiences that a theater practitioner can do. As an Intern for this Festival you get to meet a lot of great people across many different shows and positions, something a lot of internships don’t allow you to do. Personally, I have been able to meet professional production managers and stage managers as well as some of my favorite theater artists including Tom Kitt and Alice Ripley. Something that I truly love about the NYMF Internship is that you get the chance to work in the theater capital of the world while helping, in all aspects, the development of a new generation of musical theater. Being a NYMF-tern throws you into the world of musical theater and I have found that musicals do really live here.”

– Seth Betzler, former Production Management Intern; current Senior at Truman State University


 Where are they now?