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About Public Theater, The

Joseph Papp founded the Public Theater in 1954 as the Shakespeare Workshop. Today, the Public Theater is one of the nation’s preeminent cultural institutions. The theater produces new plays, musicals and productions of Shakespeare and other classics in its headquarters on Lafayette Street, and free Shakespeare in Central Park each summer at the Delacorte Theater. Its newest performance space, Joe’s Pub, has become a major venue for new work and performances by musicians, spoken word artists and solo performers.

Interns work in all departments of the Public Theater, including marketing, development, casting, administration, literary, general management, press, producer’s office, production, the Under the Radar festival and Joe’s Pub. Positions are also available working with the executive and artistic directors. Responsibilities vary by department placement.


Open to college freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors, college graduates and grad students.

Public Theater, The

Internship Coordinator
Public Theater, The
The Public Theater
425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 539-8500


Number of Interns: 10 to 20
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Varies
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


New York, NY