IN ASSOCIATION WITH
Black Theatre United, in partnership with CUNY, is proud to launch the second year of The Broadway Marketing Internship Program, an initiative dedicated to creating new opportunities for emerging Black talent in all areas of theatre. The spirit of this initiative is in equity and inclusion, two of the core values at the heart of BTU, which was formed to protect and promote Black talent, Black people, and Black lives. During the eight-week program, interns will work with five leading marketing companies, Serino Coyne, AKA, RPM, Situation, and Spotco; along with TodayTix Group, a digital ticketing platform for theatrical and cultural events. Interns will be employed by one of the companies. The intern program includes a rich and robust plan to provide education and experience in the areas of research, strategic planning, creative development/art direction, media planning and buying, social media, content development, partnership marketing, data analysis, and production. This internship will invite all hired interns into a welcoming, open, supportive learning space to discover how the theatre industry operates through the lens of marketing and advertising in an environment that is safe and open with mentorship support from BTU Rise committee and many of BTU’s founding members. All undergraduate students, regardless of race or ethnicity, are welcome to apply for placement in this program. Interns will be hired as full-time employees of one of the companies and as such will be paid $15/hour. Housing is also provided for each intern at St. John’s University’s beautiful Queens campus in apartment style living. Apartments are a 5 minute walk to train stations and a 40 min train/25 min car ride to the heart of Times Square. Each intern will receive an unlimited Metrocard for the summer that can be used for both the MTA bus and MTA subway system. To add to the richness of the summer experience, interns may be invited to theatre industry events on a voluntary basis and receive complimentary tickets to Broadway shows, attractions, and other events.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR STUDENTS
● Who are excited to explore the opportunities that exist for advertising and marketing in the arts and entertainment industry
● Who are connected to the pulse of communication today, but are also focused on the future of creating new ways as storytellers to compellingly communicate ideas
● Who enjoy creative collaboration and community building
● Who are passionate, love blue sky dreaming and have the drive to turn ideas into reality