ABOUT PERFORMING ARTS INTERNSHIPS ABROAD
World Endeavors internships in the performing arts give interns the chance to experience international performance traditions while gaining first-hand experience in the work of producing plays, concerts, or dances. Interns assist actors, stage managers, directors, and stage crew. Depending on their interests and experience levels, they may assist with creating and organizing props, costumes, and sets, creating promotional materials, and maintaining rehearsal spaces. Some research and administrative support work may also be part of interns’ responsibilities in this field.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: PERFORMING ARTS ABROAD
The best way to learn about the world of the performing arts is to work with the people who make it happen. Traveling abroad for an internship is particularly valuable because it gives interns the chance to experience the performing arts of another culture and to see the way different arts organizations interact with their communities. The hands-on work of an internship prepares participants for future work in the performing arts and can be a great help in clarifying what kind of work within this field the intern wants to do in the future.
Potential interns should have a strong interest in the performing arts and be open to learning about new artistic traditions. Good organizational and interpersonal skills are especially important. Interns should also be good communicators, able to work in teams, and willing to work varying hours depending on the needs of the internship.