2021 Woodward Internship Program

2021 Woodward Internship Program

CATEGORY: Internship

Westport Country Playhouse
Westport, CT 06880

Job Details


Westport Country Playhouse is home to one of the nation’s preeminent theater internship programs, Joanne Woodward Internship Program. The training of emerging professionals in the theater has formed a vital part of our mission since our program began in 1946. Each year, production and theater administration interns are given the opportunity to work directly with senior staff and gain crucial on-the-job experience in a vibrant and innovative theater. Weekly Intern Seminars feature a variety of guest speakers, including Playhouse staff members, visiting designers and artists, commercial producers, and more.

In response to COVID-19, we are unable to offer internships in production for our 2021 season. However, we are pleased to offer internship opportunities in Development, Education and Marketing. The program will run from June 7 – August 13, 2021. The internship will be both remote and in-person (as restrictions for COVID are removed and based on individual department needs). 

The Development Intern will work closely with the Development department to support the Playhouse’s fundraising campaigns, operations, and special events, and learn about the administrative side of running a non-profit regional theater.

The Education Intern will work closely with the Education department to support the Playhouse’s educational productions, programs and events as well as working the virtual classroom as a teaching artist.

The Marketing Intern will work closely with the other members of the Playhouse marketing team to support department activities, including virtual programming, print/digital communications, and digital marketing campaigns with a goal of engaging theater audiences and finding new ways to connect with our community.

Interns will be paid a $350 stipend per week. Housing is not provided. Hours are flexible and are based on the needs of the department. The estimated time commitment is approximately 20-30 hours per week. 

The application deadline for our 2021 internship program is April 21, 2021.

Westport Country Playhouse is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.


June 7, 2021 - August 13, 2021


$350 per week