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How do I find directing internships?

Hi guys! I'm super interested in pursuing directing as a career, but I don't know how to find internships in this field. Can anyone suggest some resources or websites that I should check out to find directing internships? Thanks a ton!

7 months ago

Hi there! It's awesome to hear that you're passionate about directing and looking for internships. Finding directing internships may require some creativity because they can be quite competitive and not always well-advertised. Here are a few resources you can explore:

1. Local theaters and production companies: Reach out to local theaters, performing arts centers, or film production companies and inquire about any potential internship opportunities.

2. Online job boards: Websites such as Indeed, Glassdoor, or LinkedIn often have internship listings that include directing opportunities. Just search with keywords like "directing internship" or "theater internship."

3. Industry-specific websites: Websites like Playbill, Backstage, or the American Theatre Wing offer resources for people in the performing arts industry and may have internship listings.

4. College and university theater programs: If you're currently enrolled in a college or university, tap into your school's theater program as they may have connections with local theaters or alumni working in the industry. The career services office may also have information on available internships.

5. Networking: Making connections with people in the industry can open doors to internships. Attend workshops, industry mixers, or theater events to create a professional network.

6. Social media: Follow theaters, directors, or production companies on social media platforms to stay updated on their latest projects and internships.

Remember to prepare a solid resume and cover letter tailored to each opportunity, showcasing any relevant experiences in theater, directing, or filmmaking. Good luck in your search, and I hope you find an amazing directing internship!

7 months ago

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