Go Behind the Scenes Like Never Before

Are you looking for invaluable nonprofit work experience, professional connections in the arts community, and to be a part of one of the most dynamic places in Atlanta?   Interns at the Center for Puppetry Arts are an integral part of our organization and our goal is to inspire interest in the arts through an in-depth view of our administrative and artistic processes.

Internship Sessions & Application Deadlines

Fall Production Session
Aug. 27th – Oct. 20th
(12-15 weeks)  
Applications Due:
Aug. 14th 
Fall General Session
Sept. – Dec.
(12-15 weeks)  
Applications Due:
Aug. 25th 
Spring/Winter Session
Feb. – May
(12-15 weeks)    
Applications Due:
Dec. 19th
Summer Session
June- Aug./Sept.
(12-15 weeks)
Applications Due: 
April 14th

An Experience for Everyone

Explore Internship Options


Library/Archives Internship

The Center for Puppetry Arts seeks an intern to assist the Museum department with processing manuscript collections in the Nancy Staub Puppetry Research Library.

This internship provides the intern with valuable hands-on experience processing collections including organization, rehousing, data entry, and creating finding aids for researchers.


Collections Management Internship

The Center for Puppetry Arts seeks an intern to assist the Collections Manager in the Museum department.

This internship grants broad hands-on experience in collections management and preventive conservation with emphasis on object handling, cataloging, rehousing, and condition reporting.

Tutorials and workshops will be conducted to expose the intern to various aspects of the collections field.


Development/Fundraising Internship

Development interns assist with the writing and production of fundraising appeals, researching potential contributors and fundraising ideas, and assisting with the planning, organization, and logistics of cultivation parties and other special events.

Our largest fundraising event is the String Fling Gala. Interns help us acquire donations and assist with an auction with elite donors from across Atlanta’s largest industries.


Marketing Internship

Under the direction of the Marketing team, interns will learn and assist in creative project management, advertising, video production, social media, media writing and more.

Strong writing skills preferred. Experience in all social media platforms is a plus.

Internship FAQs

For general internships questions, review the FAQs below. Keep in mind that each internship comes with individual requirements. To see complete internship requirements, review the downloadable materials for the internship you are applying for in the details above.

Which internships are currently still open?

Available Internships for Spring 2020

• Museum: Education
• Production: Directing
• Production: Performance  

Are the internships paid?

No, the Center for Puppetry Arts is a not-for-profit organization and our internships are not
paid. However, interns can receive a $200 gratitude stipend on the successful completion of
their internship and course credit if applicable.

They also receive other valuable opportunities for growth such as professional development,
complimentary Center tickets, industry contacts, and being a valuable part of the Center family.

What are the qualifications to be eligible for the internship program?

a) Age 18 years or older — The preferred applicant is currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program and/or a
college graduate. However, we will consider applicants with other skills and work experience if
well qualified.

b) High School Diploma or GED

c) Satisfactory completion of a background check

d) Must be able to commit to the length of the internship and be able to intern 10-15 hours a
week. Schedule is decided between the intern and the supervisor.

e) Must have an applicable major for the internship or an interest in working for a non-profit.

How do I apply?

Any application missing any of the materials below will not be considered. To apply for any
internship, you must include:

a) Cover Letter

b) Resume

c) Design Samples if applicable for the internship (Graphic Design)

d) Writing Samples (Marketing ONLY)

e) Transcripts (Collection’s Management, Electrics, Exhibitions, and Library/Archives ONLY)

f) Course Requirements if applicable for course credit.

To be considered, please submit your application via email to:
Subject Line: “Name” – “internship applying for” (Example: John Smith – 2013 Spring Development Internship)

When should I expect to hear back?

We will notify you via email that we received your materials within two weeks of submitting
your application. Interviews are scheduled as early as one week after the application deadline,
and as late as two months after the deadline.

Will I hear back from you if I am not selected?

Yes; if you are not selected for an internship, you will be notified, regardless of whether you
were asked to come in for an interview or not.

Are the internship start and end dates flexible?

All start and end dates are flexible. We do ask that you please indicate in your cover letter or
application form if you are not available for any portion of the internship session for which you
are applying.

What should I expect if called in for an audition for the Performance internship?

Auditions requirements will be listed on the internship description but may consist of a
prepared short monologue, puppet manipulation (puppets provided; no prior puppet
experience required), prepared sides from the script (sides provided before the auditions) or a
prepared song (a cappella).

How to Apply for an Internship

Please send a cover letter, resume and any required work or writing samples (see specific internship requirements above) to Be sure to include your name and the internship you are applying for in the subject line. See our FAQs and Internship details above for more information. Email the Internship Coordinator at if you have additional questions.

  • Complete the form below or call 404-873-3391 to contact our Ticket Sales Office for this program. You should expect to be contacted by our Ticket Sales Office within 48 hours. Thank you!