Literary Internship – Playscripts, Inc.

WHO: Playscripts, Inc.

SEEKING: Playscripts, Inc., an innovative publisher of new plays, is currently seeking an intern with a strong interest in learning about the play publishing industry. Theater knowledge is required, and an appreciation for new works is a plus. This is a highly interactive internship that provides actual publishing experience, rather than merely helping you sharpen your photocopying skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Duties can include researching theater productions, reading and evaluating script submissions, attending plays, assisting with management of data and correspondence and other administrative tasks.

REQUIREMENTS: We're looking for an energetic, self-motivated and responsible individual, with excellent written and verbal communication skills and an ability to multi-task. Requirements: Touch-typing proficiency (at least 60 words per minute); proficiency with standard word processing, email, and web browsing software. Preferred: Microsoft Excel proficiency.

WHEN: Approximate start date of internships is June 6th with an end date of August 12th.

PAY: A travel/lunch stipend is provided ($15/day), and the experience should be eligible for course credit at most schools. Office hours are M-F, from 10am-6pm. Minimum commitment of 16 hours per week. Perks include free tickets to various shows in NYC.

HOW TO APPLY: Send application via email to Sarah Bernstein, Literary Associate, at sbernstein@playscripts.com and include the following:

1) Cover letter detailing your interest in Playscripts, Inc.

2) Resume of your artistic and administrative experience.

3) Brief literary analysis of a play you've read or seen, focusing on the script, not the production (~200 words).

4) Letter of recommendation [optional]

Please submit applications by May 25th, 2011

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