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Summer 2020 Theater Intern - Navab Fellowship Program

This internship is offered through the Navab Fellowship Program. This is a CCE Sponsored Internship Program in which interns participate in professional development programming alongside the internship which is sourced by a Columbia College alumnus. Fellowship awards are given to students in lawful unpaid and low-paid opportunities for travel and living expenses. Additionally, eligible participants on financial aid have their summer earnings expectation waived. Programming includes attending a Pre-Program Training, mid-semester check-in with a career counselor, end-of-program Reflection Session as well as completion of an individual development plan and project. These elements will support success in the internship experience itself, help you learn more about the related industry or type of work, as well as help you prepare for and plan next steps after the experience. Navab Fellowship Program internship dates vary by position but typically take place over the course of May - August, 2020. To learn more about the Navab Fellowship Program go to
Navab Fellowship Program positions and the program are open to CC students only. All Navab Fellowship Program Summer 2020 positions will be posted on LionSHARE during December 2019/Spring 2020 semester on a rolling basis. To find Navab Fellowship Program internship postings, search under the Internships tab on LionSHARE, and use the “Label” function. There is no application limit for Navab Fellowship Program positions.

You must be in good academic and judicial standing with Columbia University to be eligible to participate in the program. By submitting an application, you authorize the Center for Career Education to conduct academic and disciplinary checks to confirm program eligibility. Certain University policy violations may disqualify you from consideration for the program.

·        International students (F1) need to secure US employment authorization. When considering applying for a position, you should connect with your Academic Advisor and ISSO to determine the process. Pre-Completion OPT (Optional Practical Training – USCIS processing may take 3-5 months) or CPT (Curricular Practical Training – ISSO will process within 2-3 weeks). You must have either the OPT EAD approval, or the CPT approval to begin your internship on the agreed upon start date. Visit the Columbia International Students & Scholars Office employment section to learn more. Students should keep abreast of authorization processing times. 

POSITION Description: 
*This is an unpaid position. A Fellowship award will be given to this intern for travel, housing, and living expenses as well as financial aid to cover the cost of your Columbia student contribution should you have one. Part-time positions will receive a pro-rated stipend and coverage for student contribution. 

INTERNSHIP Description: 
The Tank internships allow you to get hands-on, invaluable experience working in the theater. Our interns are a vital part of our operations for the time they work with us, and many end up joining our artistic community soon after their internship is complete. Internships provide a 360 look at what it takes to run a non-profit arts organization in New York City.

Our interns get experience with marketing, fundraising, production, reviewing submissions, and much more. While we focus each intern's experience on their particular interests, we do need everybody to be willing and able to dive into a variety of projects.

We ask for 16-20 hours a week, which usually breaks down to about two days in the office AND one required front of house shift per week.

Office hours are 10:00am-6:00pm Monday-Friday, and performances happen every day. Internships run January through mid-May, mid-May through early September, and early September through December; but dates can potentially be flexible.

There are at least two required components to all Navab Fellowship Program position applications and potentially more as requested by each employer as outlined below:
The following documents must be submitted through LionSHARE for each position of interest: 
  1. Resume
  2. Transcript (This is your spring course schedule which you should access by logging onto Student Services Online, clicking on “My Schedule” and copying and pasting your Spring 2020 course schedule into a Microsoft Word Document. The schedule should show your full name, your school, your Spring 2020 Courses, and your enrollment status.)
  3. Cover Letter (if required - click ‘Apply Now’ and check for required documents)
  4. Other materials (ex: Writing Sample, etc. if required - click ‘Apply Now’ and check for required documents)

Having your resume and cover letter reviewed by a CCE counselor is strongly recommended before applying. Submit your completed applications via LionSHARE by Sunday, February 2, 2020. Quick Questions happen at CCE M-F 1pm – 4pm.