Internship Information

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts offers challenging and comprehensive internships for undergraduates, recent graduates and graduate students who are interested in gaining experience in the arts and business/arts administration fields. The Center provides audiences with affordable access to unparalleled artists, diverse and inclusive programs, relevant and cutting-edge experiences, and performances from around the globe. Internships are on a volunteer basis and can be coordinated with staff to aid in receiving academic credit.

How to Apply

1. Review the list of internships offered. (Note: The following list of openings are indicative of the kinds of internships available; however, internships offered each semester are based upon the organization’s need.) Please clearly state your area of interest in your application.
2. Provide:
- Resume
- Two references (one academic and one professional—contact information only, no letters)
- Cover letter describing your interest in your preferred internship position.
3. Complete the online application found here.


FALL Internships (August-December)

Applications Open: mid-May

Application Deadline: August 30


SPRING Internships (January-May)

Applications Open: mid-October

Application Deadline: November 30


SUMMER Internships (June-August/September)

Applications Open: mid-March

Application Deadline: April 30

(NOTE: Late applicants will not be considered.)


Internships Available:

SCPA Programming Intern

Internship Description:

The Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (SCPA) is seeking a programming intern for Fall 2017 to support the research of community-based outreach opportunities, social media initiatives, and in house production books. Working closely with the programming coordinator, the intern will aid in collecting and analyzing audience feedback. Intern will work independently on administrative projects can include creating production timelines, tracking agency information, managing committee correspondence and attending the Center's community-based events when possible.


Internship Functions:

  1. Supports community outreach research for mainstage productions.
  2. Aids in the production of the Center's in-house program books.
  3. Designated administrative projects such as creating production timelines, tracking agency information and managing audience feedback reports.
  4. Helps programming department with initiatives for Peace and Community Day, La Gran Fiesta, and other community based events.
  5. Contributes to social media projects and research.



Comfortable with Excel, good communication, strong research skills, social media experience, able to work 12-15 hours a week

Those invested in cultural exchange are encouraged to apply.

Apply here!

*Note: This is an unpaid internship


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