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paid summer theater internships in Europe

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Posted: 3/27/08 at 8:09pm
i know it might be too late for this summer, but does anyone know of any types of opportunities in Europe for an American college kid (and citizen) who is interested in working in theater (ideally performing, but doesn't have to be...could be directing, etc), making money, and going to europe???

of course if someone knew of something for this summer, that would be great too!
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That would be awesome to get a paid internship in Europe (and have them pay for your rent/transportation - which is unlikely)...so if anyone knows of such opportunities, I'm interested as well...particularly in theatre marketing/advertising/PR.
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yeah, i dunno how hard it is not being a citizen. i've been trying to research it, but it's so hard ahhh lol
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I don't know about any specific summer theater internships, but you could probably find something if you studied abroad for a semester.
I went to London through AIFS. There was an internship program there as well as the typical academic scenario. Interns have opportunities in a wide range of fields, I do believe theater is included but I'm not 100% sure, and are provided with room and board. All of the interns I met while I was there absolutely loved the program.

I'm sure there are lots of other programs you can look into that have the same type of situation for students studying abroad. The only two I know about are AIFS and Central College Abroad. You're not limited to London either, each program has an organization in several European cities.

Hope that helped!
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Did you have any success with your search?

Unfortunately because of work visa issues earning money in most European countries is going to be really difficult for non-EU citizens. The UK might be a little easier and Germany is very difficult (I taught there 5 years). Working in France seems to be next to impossible for non-French citizens. Some of the newer EU countries will have some better options.

If you go into the UK as a volunteer intern you can get permission to earn some money at least enough to get you by. Sounds crazy but I know someone who interned for a non-profit then worked in short term work to earn some extra cash.

If you could get there then look around you might it would help. There are some inexpensive and good basic housing options for students especially in Germany. homecompany{dot}de for example

Try expat online communities to connect with someone who might help. Also I would try the London theaters for internships.





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