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International Internships in Performing Arts

Learn, explore, and expose yourself to the theater, dance and music on a global stage through a performing arts internship! An international internship is an incredible chance to delve deep into performance traditions that have shaped our world. World Endeavors puts interns at the forefront of production in theater, film, music and dance. Whether working with actors, stage managers, directors, and stage crew in the making of plays, concerts, or dances, invaluable performance art skills will be gained through an internship with us.

A performing arts internship offers a diverse, creative experience that will help you develop on and off stage, as you experience new challenges in everyday life. A flexible, attentive and inquisitive attitude is required to be successful as an intern, and you should be willing to strive for the best outcomes. Intern in performing arts behind the scenes and develop your craft amidst new environments and a different cultural context abroad.

WHAT TO EXPECT ON A PERFORMING ARTS INTERNSHIP

Interns can expect to learn about new artistic traditions while working with individuals in the thick of it in their daily work and interacting with the artistic communities that uphold these traditions. You may work hands-on with different arts organizations through a variety of tasks, such as creating and organizing props, costumes, sets, promotional materials, and maintaining rehearsal space. A passionate, strong interest in the arts will propel you through your performing arts internship as you use research and application to hone your skills and discover the potential for your career.

We offer music, dance, and theater internships in some of the top destinations in the world, like Italy and Ireland, as well as unique locations like Argentina and Thailand.

HIGHLIGHTS & BENEFITS

  • Work closely with performing arts industry experts and professionals
  • Learn about performing arts in a different cultural context
  • Discover unique environments, cultures and customs specific to your host country
  • Network and form helpful connections for your future career
  • Learn what you are truly passionate about within the field through firsthand experience
  • Gain confidence in your communication and interpersonal skills

Our Performing Arts Internships

Check out all our incredible Performing Arts internships in some of the top global destinations for performing arts. It’s time to change YOUR world!

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Thailand

Performing Arts Internship in Thailand

In the dynamic environment of Thailand's Performing Arts industry, interns have the chance to work closely with actors, stage managers, directors, stage crew, front of house staff, or back-office management. They actively contribute to the planning, execution, and marketing of drama, music, or dance productions, gaining valuable hands-on experience.

Performing Arts Internship in Thailand

In the dynamic environment of Thailand’s Performing Arts industry, interns have the chance to work closely with actors, stage managers, directors, stage crew, front of house staff, or back-office management. They actively contribute to the planning, execution, and marketing of drama, music, or dance productions, gaining valuable hands-on experience.

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Spain

Performing Arts Internship in Spain

Within the realm of Performing Arts internships in Spain, interns have the opportunity to engage with actors, stage managers, directors, stage crew, front of house staff, and back-office management. Their contributions are essential to the preparation, management, and promotion of drama, music, or dance productions.

Performing Arts Internship in Spain

Within the realm of Performing Arts internships in Spain, interns have the opportunity to engage with actors, stage managers, directors, stage crew, front of house staff, and back-office management. Their contributions are essential to the preparation, management, and promotion of drama, music, or dance productions.

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Czech Republic

Performing Arts Internship in Czech Republic

In the Czech Republic, aspiring performing arts interns can contribute to the development, coordination, and marketing of drama, music, or dance productions by supporting actors, stage managers, directors, stage crew, front of house staff, or back-office management.

Performing Arts Internship in Czech Republic

In the Czech Republic, aspiring performing arts interns can contribute to the development, coordination, and marketing of drama, music, or dance productions by supporting actors, stage managers, directors, stage crew, front of house staff, or back-office management.

Every World Endeavors Internship Program Includes

Our internships are as unique as the countries that host them, but there are program features that unify all of our internship experiences.

YOUR INTERNSHIP

  • Professional customized internship placement
  • Year-round program availability
  • Flexible durations from 2 to 6 months

CAREER READINESS PROGRAM

  • Resume clinic and interview skills workshop
  • One-on-one coaching
  • Professional competencies development

ACCOMMODATION

  • Variety of options available – host family, shared apartment, student residence
  • Vetted and selected with quality, safety and proximity to your placement in mind

CAREER AND ACADEMIC INTEGRATION

  • Re-entry handbook and support
  • Academic credit facilitation
  • Post-program assistance with resume updates and completion certificate
  • World Endeavors Alumni Network

TEAM OF EXPERTS

  • Dedicated one-on-one advisor
  • Local on-site coordinator
  • Internship placement supervisor

PEACE OF MIND

  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Mental Health First Aid-certified staff
  • 24/7 emergency travel assistance
  • Professional liability insurance

Our Top Intern Abroad Destinations

World Endeavors volunteers support communities in several destinations in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania. Our programs are located in a variety of sites, including urban and rural, economically developed and developing, and English-speaking and non-English speaking.

How to choose the best Internship program

Choosing your internship program is easy when you evaluate your priorities. Follow these steps to guide you toward your ideal program.

Explore a New Career

Interning abroad offers a great opportunity to explore your professional and personal interests, and help define your career path. Peruse our internship fields and past examples to find the best fit.

Choose Your Dream Destination

Finding a meaningful way to combine interning and travel to your dream location is a big incentive. Carefully consider which destinations suit your interests and international internship goals.

Improve Language Skills

Immersing yourself in a language-rich environment is the ultimate method for developing fluency. If language-learning is your goal, favor destinations that use your language of choice.

Fit your budget

Explore scholarships and financial aid to determine if these may impact your destination options. Consider the overall cost of the program and cost of living in-country to identify the optimal match.

Try our program finder to filter based on your choices.

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Performing Arts Internship FAQs

How does a performing arts internship work?

During a performing arts internship, you will be assigned to work for a local performing arts organization, where you’ll learn the ins and outs of the field and its operations within a foreign country and culture.

What are the benefits of performing arts internships?

Interning abroad in the performing arts can give you invaluable experience and help you gain a better understanding of a different culture and their own unique artistic perspectives. It can also open up new opportunities and networks of professionals to collaborate with, help you gain insight on the broader creative process, and could potentially lead to future job opportunities too.

I'm not majoring in the arts; can I still do this internship?

Yes! You are not required to have prior background or experience in the arts to do a performing arts internship with World Endeavors. If you have prior experience, it will only help you come to the table with more to share, but it is not a necessity to apply.

What is the performing arts industry composed of?

The performing arts industry is composed of organizations and professionals who create, produce, and perform theatrical works, such as plays, operas, dances, films, and musicals. It also includes organizations and professionals who create, produce, and perform works of art in various other genres, such as comedy, circuses, and variety arts. Performing arts also includes behind the scenes activities such as technical and design elements of production as well as management, marketing, and advertising.

How does performing arts benefit society today?

Performing arts offer a wide range of benefits to participants and audience members, both on a physical and mental level. It promotes creativity, builds self-confidence, strengthens teamwork skills, and can even help improve physical coordination. It also encourages cultural awareness and appreciation, allowing people to come together and enjoy a shared experience. As a creative outlet for people to express themselves and foster community, the performing arts work to inspire and educate people about life in all its diversity, increasing empathy through art and relatable experience. Additionally, the performing arts can provide economic benefits to communities by creating jobs and generating revenue.

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How to apply for an Internship Abroad

You’ve decided to intern abroad – congratulations! Applying for your World Endeavors program is easy and stress-free. Get ready to PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE!

STEP 1
EXPLORE & ASK

Research and compare. If you can’t decide on a program, we can guide you toward the best fit.

STEP 2
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Fill out our online application form to share all your relevant details with our team.

STEP 3
ENROLL & PREPARE

Receive your official acceptance and enroll. We’ll give you all the info you need to get ready!

STEP 4
START YOUR ADVENTURE!

You’ve researched, planned and saved. Now you’re ready to gain skills and grow your network abroad!