Young Playwrights' Theater inspires young people to realize the power of their own voices.

Communications Intern

Young Playwrights’ Theater (YPT), the only professional theater in Washington, DC dedicated entirely to arts education, seeks a highly motivated Communications Intern to raise the profile and visibility of the organization locally and nationally. The Communications Internship is an opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience in arts administration and non-profit communications. 

The Communications Intern will work directly with YPT’s Communications Associate and Deputy Director to support YPT’s 2018-2019 season, working on a variety of projects. Projects may include: driving audience attendance at events, engaging the community through external communications (via email, press releases, social media content, blog posts, etc.) and assisting with our fundraising campaigns. 
  • Implementing YPT’s external communications plan, as developed by the Communications Associate;
  • Distributing promotional materials and marketing YPT publications, such as our first book, Write to Dream, in the community;
  • Reporting on opportunities for community engagement;
  • Facilitating engagement through creating contact lists and drafting messages;
  • Editing and proofreading materials before distribution;
  • Maintaining and updating the YPT press list;
  • Archiving YPT marketing materials and organizing media storage;
  • Social media support, including researching new platforms and tracking campaign effectiveness;
  • Providing additional administrative support to staff;
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, as necessary.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills with a keen attention to detail.
  • Passion for arts education programming and innovative approaches to learning.
  • Initiative; ability to learn new skills and information quickly, and to work efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Innovative thinker and creative problem solver; talent for “thinking outside the box.”
  • Experience with Microsoft Office.
  • Basic knowledge of social media, including Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, and YouTube.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, photography and/or video production not required, but a plus.
  • Basic knowledge of advanced functionality of social media and data metrics (such as Facebook Insights and Google Analytics) also a plus. 
YPT is the 2014 winner of the Washington Post Award for Excellence in Non-Profit Management. This is an un-paid position with flexible hours and the ability to work remotely. Applicants will be able to start the position as early as September 1, and must be available to work 10-15 hours per week.  Applicants must be able to work from September - December 2018 or until May 2019. Preference will be given to applicants who are able to work until May 2018. Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply, and course credit is available upon request. 
Young Playwrights’ Theater values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. Please submit your resume and cover letter to with the subject line “Communications Internship.” Position will remain open until filled.