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INTERNSHIPS

Applications for internships are accepted on a rolling basis and must be received by the following deadlines:

Dates

April 1 for all summer internships
August 28 for fall internships
December 1 for all spring internships

We currently have openings for an Artistic Intern, Arts Management Intern, and Editorial Intern. Each position carries a commitment of 3 to 6 months, with a minimum of 20 hours per week. School credit and a travel stipend are available for all three positions. See below for specific requirements.

Please send a cover letter and resume Tommy O'Malley, Artistic Associate at projectmanager@thecivilians.org. Indicate in your subject line and cover letter which internship you are applying for. In your cover letter, also indicate what date you are available to start, and whether or not you currently are enrolled in school.

ARTISTIC INTERN

The Artistic Intern works directly with Artistic Director Steve Cosson on current and upcoming artistic projects. Duties include: assisting the AD in preparation for upcoming productions, organizing interview and artistic databases, acting as a liaison between the AD and other artists working with the company, helping to organize readings and workshops, and providing general office support for the Artistic, Literary and Editorial Associates as needed. The intern must be extremely detail oriented, have a great sense of initiative, and work independently. Ideal candidates will have an interest in new plays and investigatvie theater.

Requirements: Experience in theater and/or journalism a plus, knowledge of investigative theater/performance and social practice a plus, excellent writing, organizational, research and editing skills and experience with Word Press, Photoshop and Garage Band a plus.

ARTS MANAGEMENT INTERN

The Arts Management Intern works with the Managing Director and Development and Communications Manager on day-to-day management and administration. Duties include: assisting with grant proposals and individual giving, fundraising, event planning, updating the website and mailing lists, creating content for social media initiatives and blogs. Other duties involve general office administration, as well as providing marketing and public relations support. There will also be opportunity for overlap with the artistic side of the company, including assisting with project planning.

Requirements: Experience in arts administration and/or theater a plus, previous office experience preferred, knowledge of investigative theater/performance and social practice a plus, excellent writing, organizational and editing skills, experience with Word Press, Photoshop and Garage Band a plus and must be detail-oriented

As a small organization, there will also be lots of overlap with the artistic side of the company, including assisting with project planning and interview organization.

EDITORIAL INTERN

The Editorial Intern works on our online journal EXTENDED PLAY, which documents investigative performance from around the world. The Editorial Intern works directly with the Artistic Associate and Editorial Associate to edit and curate content for EXTENDED PLAY. Duties include: researching, commissioning, interviewing, writing, and editing content for the site. The internship involves some audio/video editing, as well as graphic design, so interns with design skills and access to a Mac will be given special consideration.

EXTENDED PLAY features essays, interviews, and commentaries from some of the leading theater voices working today. Recent articles have focused on Academy Award-nominee Sam Green, Pulitzer Prize-finalist Anne Washburn and investigative theater pioneer Ping Chong. For more information about EXTENDED PLAY, please visit extendedplay.thecivilians.org.

Requirements: Experience in journalism or related field and/or theater a plus, knowledge of investigative theater/performance and social practice a plus, excellent writing, organizational, research and editing skills, knowledgeable about and active on social media platforms, and experience with Word Press, Photoshop and Garage Band a plus.

FIELD RESEARCH TEAM

The Civilians is looking for creative, inquisitive individuals to join our Field Research Team (FRT). The FRT will work with our company for the 2015/2016 season and contribute directly to The Civilians shows and artistic programs. FRT members have the unique opportunity to get hands-on training in The Civilians' investigative method.

The FRT will perform research, conduct interviews, and assist in the development of performances and other projects. For the upcoming season, FRT members will be collecting material for a show about death and two cabaret performances. They also will have the opportunity to pitch submissions to Extended Play, our online platform documenting investigative performance from around the world.

Artistic Director Steve Cosson, along with the Civilians' artistic team and associate artists, will train FRT members in the company's interviewing techniques. We will meet with FRT candidates throughout the month of September and will begin training selected applicants in October.

Ideal candidates will be open-minded and naturally curious. They should have experience in researching and interviewing. Academics, journalists and philosophers are strongly encouraged to apply.

This is an unpaid volunteer opportunity to become a part of The Civilians' artistic community. It requires a season-long commitment (6-10 months). Schedule is flexible. Must be in NY or able to commute easily. To apply, please send a cover letter and current resume to projectmanager@thecivilians.org, with the subject line "Field Research Team Application." In your cover letter, please note any experience you have as an interviewer or theater artist.

VOLUNTEERS

We are also always seeking qualified volunteers, so if you have any interest in helping out, please send your resume and cover letter to KC Luce, Development and Communications Manager at kc@thecivilians.org.