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Professional development opportunities to experience our work

From 3 days to 2 weeks or several months, Playwriting Australia’s internship opportunities are available in:

- practical script development
- arts marketing
- administration and research

Suitable for HSC and university students, graduates and emerging artists seeking professional development, looking to extend their skills and networks and get closer to a dream job in the arts.

 

Dramaturgy Internships

For a period of up to six months, the Dramaturgy Interns are able to access practical skills development, training and mentoring by Playwriting Australia’s key creative staff and industry leaders. The internship aims to develop practical skills in script assessing and feedback through Playwriting Australia’s programs and provide an opportunity for interns to observe and assist with the National Script Workshops, including the selection panel and/or in the rehearsal room.

NEW! Melbourne intake in partnership with Melborune Theatre Company

Time Commitment: up to six months, 1 day / week

Location: Sydney & Melbourne

We warmly thank  our partners for their generous support with the Dramaturgy Internships

Seaborn Broughton & Walford Foundation through the Playwriting Support Fund.

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Rehearsal Room Internships

National Play Festival and the National Script Workshops

Join the best playwrights, directors, dramaturgs and actors from around the country in rehearsal as part of our major annual events, the National Play Festival and National Script Workshops.

You’ll be responsible for keeping the rehearsal room running smoothly, assisting the director, dramaturg and cast with day to day set-up and keeping track of the scripts. You’ll also be in the room observing the script development processes that goes on behind closed doors.

Dates: Various

Time Commitment: Two weeks, full or half days.

Applications are currently closed - sign up to our E-News for updates on upcoming internship announcements

More info – Previous Internships

 

Arts Administration Internships 

Minimum 2 weeks, suitable for HSC and tertiary level students in English and drama. Join us at our Sydney office in Redfern’s CarriageWorks contemporary arts centre and work across a range of administrative tasks involved in running a national performing arts peak body. Specific functions may be negotiated on request.

Location: Sydney

Applications: Currently closed

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Research

Suitable for tertiary level students and graduates who wish to undertake directed research projects in a variety of subject areas. Research internships vary in duration according to individual projects requirements and candidates’ availability.

Current research areas include mapping national and international support networks in the areas of (1) community playwriting support, (2) diversity, (3) international academic contacts. Other research topics may be agreed by negotiation.

To apply, submit a full research proposal by email or post. Proposals can be submitted at any time subject to requirements and negotiation.

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