Cultural & Creative Workforce Development Internships

Northwest Folklife, in collaboration with the Office of Economic Development and the Office of Arts and Culture, has developed a pilot internship program that provides paid internships for Seattle’s young creatives. These internships range between 12-24 weeks long and give youth hands-on training in various creative fields. Interns will work 12-14 hours weekly at their internship sites, and 1-2 hours with Northwest Folklife.

Penguin Productions Internships

Penguin Productions is a community theater organization with a strong youth focus. All Penguin programs are cost-free. Penguin connects professionals with youth and emerging leaders to forge meaningful creative collaborations, encouraging, and fostering mentorship.

Penguin produces several types of projects annually, including theater performances, new play festivals, and creative workshops. Twice a year we produce “Finding Trails”, a unique theater + trails partnership connecting diverse artists and environmentalists of all ages to inspire joy and activism.

Penguin is guided by the teen Penguin Advisory Council, which meets monthly to advance individual and collective goals for artistic development, activism and advocacy, and social connection and cohesion. PAC members are on the front lines engaging in discussion and action to move Penguin towards being a more anti-racist organization. PAC members propose plays and workshop content and are a conduit between the Penguin and the community as ambassadors and bridge-builders.

Digital Storyteller Internship

Working with the Associate Producer and Producing Artistic Director, you’ll craft compelling stories for web and social media, identify key outreach connections, and expand public awareness both of the event and its mission. Because Penguin Productions is a small organization, you’ll play a key role in communications and community-building.

Deadline: Applicants are requested to submit no later than Dec. 18, 2020.

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Stage Manager Internship

Stage management for the winter teen theater production (on zoom). As our production will rehearse on zoom and perform as a livestream on Youtube, this position is a hybrid between a traditional stage manager and a digital director. The performances stream live and require a great deal of flexible, creative problem-solving as we imagine new ways of creating theater in virtual spaces.

Deadline: Applicants are requested to submit no later than Dec. 18, 2020.

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All Applications must be accompanied by a completed Creative Force Intern Intake form.