Now Hiring: Paid Summer Intern at the Fountain Theatre

Seeking Undergrad College Student for Paid Summer Internship 

Know a college student looking for a job this summer? A student who likes theater? Enjoys working in an office? Is bright, organized, good with people, and eager to learn? The Fountain has a job for him/her this summer.
The purpose of the internship is to provide undergraduate students with meaningful on-the-job training and experience in working in nonprofit arts organizations, while assisting arts organizations to develop future arts leaders. Students eligible for the internship position must be currently enrolled undergraduate college students who are residents of and/or attending college in Los Angeles County. Students must have completed at least one semester of college by June 1, 2013 and be currently enrolled in a community college or a four-year university. A 10 week paid summer internship (40 hours/week) starting no earlier than June 3 and ending no later than August 10. Pay is $350 per week.  The Fountain is seeking an office intern for DEVELOPMENT.

The Development Intern will receive valuable on-the-job training and professional experience in researching, writing and submitting grant proposals to foundations and other funding organizations. The intern will assist in targeting and contacting new funding sources, creating and implementing new fundraising materials, assist in individual contribution programs, and facilitate special events for donors and community partners.


The intern candidate must have basic computer and word-processing skills (PC, Word, Excel, Internet), good communication skills and pleasant phone manner, organizational skills, be detail oriented, and have the ability to multi-task in an intimate office environment. A sense of humor and a willingness to learn many aspects of theatre management. S/he should be self-motivated and have the ability to take initiative when required. S/he should also have a passion for theater. Excellent writing and editing skills. An ability to work effectively both independently and cooperatively. Creativity, enthusiasm for learning, and an outgoing, friendly demeanor.

Jessica Broutt

Jessica Broutt

Our intern last summer was Jessica Broutt from UC San Diego. She was terrific and a tremendous help to us for the 10 weeks she was here at the Fountain last summer.  She also had a wonderful experience herself:

“I can tell you first hand that not only is the Fountain Theatre intimate and excellent because of its space and the theatre produced here, but because of the people who work here as well, ” she says. “I have been spoiled working for any other organization because now I know what being an intern should be like, and I can’t wait for my next opportunity to come back. I just loved working at The Fountain.”

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Stephen Sachs at Please call 323-663-2825 with any questions. Deadline to apply: May 10, 2013.

This summer internship is made possible by a grant from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and its 2013 Arts Internship Program. 

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