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Development Department Volunteer Intern (Remote)         

This position reports to the Special Events and Corporate Sponsorship Manager and is tasked primarily with assisting an active Development team (Special Events and Corporate Sponsorship Manager, Individual Giving Manager, Development Associate) with tasks related to fundraising, corporate sponsorship, & event planning. The intern will work across all facets of the Development team to support fall fundraisers & cultivation events, The Drama League Awards, and the auction, as well as any additional fundraising strategies. Interns will receive biweekly mentorship meetings and guidance during their time with The Drama League, as well as daily check-ins. The intern will leave with a clear understanding of the vibrant New York theatre scene, nonprofit operations, and event-based fundraising. This role requires significant outreach, so the candidate must feel comfortable with solicitation, inclusive of internet research, cold emailing, and cold calling. 

Please note interviews will be held until the position is filled. The start date will be determined with the successful candidate, although an immediate start is preferred. 20hr/week commitment. The internship is currently remote, and may change based on Drama League & NYC health guidelines. 


  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills – be friendly, personable, and outgoing. Must be able to keep calm in high pressure environments and be a proactive problem solver.
  •  Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities/projects at once, be detail-oriented and work well with deadlines. Preference to candidates who have a knack for organization and creating systems.
  •  Must possess confidence for cold solicitation of donations and be comfortable speaking on the telephone.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with staff members, external vendors, and donors at all levels.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office, Mailchimp, Google Drive, and an ability to continually develop skills related to use of rapidly changing technology and communications best practices. Social Media knowledge required
  • Open to students enrolled in university degree programs; Bachelor's degree (or equivalent work experience) preferred.
  • Candidate must supply their own computer, phone, and internet connection.


  • Until December 18, 2020, with potential opportunity to extend.


  • This is an unpaid internship with a travel reimbursement of $50/wk.

TO APPLY: Email danielle@dramaleague.org with a cover letter and resume.



Backstage Crew:

The Drama League depends on dozens of dedicated, enthusiastic volunteers to assist with special performances, office tasks, theater outings, and event management.  These volunteers are part of our “Backstage Crew,” a dedicated support and social group.

The Drama League Backstage Crew is a select set of individuals who assist on the annual Benefit Gala, the legendary Drama League Awards, the city-wide festival showcasing new artists, DirectorFest, and dozens of other industry events.  Backstage Crew members receive advance notice, industry perks, private get-togethers, and an opportunity to network with other theatre professionals and advocates.

To become a part of the Backstage Crew or for more information, please contact us at backstagecrew@dramaleague.org.



























The Drama League of New York, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in fellowship and residency artist selection, selection of volunteers, employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment for any employee, program recipient, volunteer or job applicant on the bases of race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.