Are you an aspiring playwright, director, dramaturg, theater arts administrator, or theater artist of any discipline? Get hands-on experience in the process of new play development and theatre arts management through the Playwrights’ Center’s internship program.

What past interns say about the program

"The Playwrights' Center has perfected the art of fostering new artists, new plays, and new relationships. In this position, I have been given the unique opportunity to observe the creation of new plays in their earliest stages and to create new professional relationships throughout the process.".

— Brid Henry, 2016-17

I entered my internship at the Playwrights’ Center with a vague desire to work with theatre texts and left knowing my future career. It was at the Center when I realized “this is what I want to do with the rest of my life.” The greatest part of my time there was meeting the amazing artists and staff, creating connections that I still maintain. My time at the Center opened new doors in my career and my community.

— Abbie Butterfield, Summer 2013

What playwrights say about the program

We were assigned an intern.…when the workshop ended, we asked her to join the production team for our performance at the Fitzgerald. So, a further relationship has evolved. I’ve always believed that the Playwrights Center’s most vital role was two-fold: to provide writers the material resources we need; and to introduce us to collaborators whose talents increase our own.

— Jeffrey Hatcher, Playwrights’ Center Core Writer

Application due dates

  • Summer internships (late May – August): Application due MARCH 13
  • 9-month internships (Sept - May): Application due MAY 1

Application procedure

To apply for an internship, you will need to provide the following:

  • Internship application form—download below
  • Current résumé
  • Cover letter explaining your short-term and long-term career goals, what skills you will bring to the Playwrights’ Center, and why you are interested in an internship at the Playwrights’ Center.

All application materials can either be e-mailed to Hannah Joyce-Hoven at or mailed directly to:

The Playwrights’ Center
c/o Hannah Joyce-Hoven
2301 Franklin Ave E
Minneapolis, MN 55406