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TYA/USA hiring 2018 Spring Interns





TYA/USA is seeking students (undergraduate and graduate) for Spring 2018 Internships.

Application Deadline: February 14, 2018

Theatre for Young Audiences/USA (TYA/USA) is a membership organization that serves and represents the national field of the theatre for young audiences.

The TYA/USA internship program provides learning opportunities and work experience to college juniors/seniors, graduate students, and recent college graduates with a professional interest in theatre for young audiences, arts management, and arts marketing.

TYA/USA interns gain valuable experience in non-profit management while learning about the national and international TYA landscape. TYA/USA interns can be anywhere in the United States. They are trained and supervised by TYA/USA Executive Director, and work remotely. Interns are an integral part of the TYA/USA staff. They have the opportunity to engage with TYA/USA members, write content for the TYA Today Online platform, support programming, and conduct research in creating resources for the field. Interns will take part in a weekly virtual staff meeting with TYA/USA Executive Director.  


TYA/USA Interns are expected to work 10-15 hours per week from February 26 – June 1, 2018 (dates flexible depending on academic schedule). Duties may include:

  • TYA Member Customer Service Support
  • Writing and research on the field of TYA
  • Programming Support (Webinars, Conference Planning)
  • E-Marketing and Social Media Management
  • Other duties as needed

Interns will also have the opportunity to connect with TYA/USA Staff and Board for individual mentorship and professional development, tailored to the interests of each intern.


  • Passionate about Theatre for Young Audiences
  • Writing and editing skills  
  • Online research skills  
  • Proactive and detail-oriented  
  • Ability to work independently
  • Proficient in MS Excel, Word, Powerpoint  
  • Flexible with ability to multitask and prioritize  
  • Willingness to learn


  • Opportunity for college credit
  • Free TYA/USA Membership
  • Complimentary registration to an upcoming TYA conference or event  
  • Flexible schedule  
  • Work experience and building TYA community connections  


Applications are due by February 14, 2018.  

Submit the following in one complete package via email to info@tyausa.org:

* Cover letter discussing career goals, area of interest, and relevant skills

* Résumé

* References (1-2 contacts)

Please include “TYA/USA Intern Application” in the Subject line of your email.

For questions, please email us at info@tyausa.org.

This internship is unpaid. A mutually agreed upon schedule will be determined to meet the needs of both the intern and TYA/USA.



Theatre for Young Audiences/USA (TYA/USA) is a national service organization whose mission is to promote the power of professional theatre for young audiences through excellence, collaboration, and innovation across cultural and international boundaries. The organization provides advocacy and resources in order to strengthen and diversify the field of theatre for young audiences.   Founded in 1965, TYA/USA is the only theatre organization in the United States which has the development of professional theatre for young audiences and international exchange as its primary mandates. TYA/USA is the United States Center for the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People (ASSITEJ). TYA/USA hosts a biennial national conference, produces TYA Today Magazine, and offers a range of professional development opportunities, both for its membership and the greater field. www.tyausa.org.

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