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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 dramaturgy, practical script development, arts administration and research. Our internships are 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.

Rehearsal Room Internships

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 our New Play Development programs. 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. Please contact our Administration Officer Felicity Pickering by email or phone 02 8274 0900 to express your interest.

Arts Administration Internships

Minimum 2 weeks, suitable for HSC and tertiary level students in English and drama. Join us at our Sydney office in The Rocks 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 More information Contact Us



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. More information Contact Us

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meet our new dramaturgy interns in 2014

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Meet the 21 theatre artists joining us in Sydney and for the first time in Melbourne in 2014