Internships

Increase your knowledge of the world of international arts through an intensive internship with PAA. Spend anywhere from four weeks to six months living in one of our many locations throughout the world and gaining an understanding of the professional aspect of your discipline. You’ll be working about 30 hours per week and will complete your internship with a final project to showcase what you’ve learned. Most internships are meant to give you a window into the creative process of a music, dance, or theater company and do not always include the opportunity to train or perform. This will depend on your skill level and the needs of the company where you will be working at the time you decide to do your internship. These programs are incredible opportunities to get behind the scenes and understand how your craft functions in a completely different cultural context.

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  • Arts Administration Internship in Spain

    Build your resume, gain international arts experience, and directly contribute to an arts company, all while being immersed in Spanish culture! By interning with a professional performing arts company... Read more

  • Dance Internship in Spain

    Build your performance resume, gain international arts experience, and directly contribute to a dance company, all while being immersed in Spanish culture! By interning with a professional dance schoo... Read more

  • Music Internship in Spain

    Explore the music industry abroad by interning at a local music school in Barcelona or working for a Salsa and Latin Jazz Festival in the summer. You will work at least 20 hours a week assisting the ... Read more

  • Technical Theater Internship in Spain

    Build your portfolio, gain international arts experience, and directly contribute to a theater company, all while being immersed in Spanish culture! By interning with a professional theater in Barcelo... Read more

  • Theater Internship in Spain

    Intern with a theater company in Barcelona and gain international arts experience! You’ll directly contribute to a Spanish performing arts group and build your resume, all while being immersed in th... Read more

  • Dance Administration Internship in Italy

    Performing arts make up the very identity of Florence, from the historical influences of Paganini to the hundreds of dance, theater, and music groups that thrive today. Gain an international perspecti... Read more

  • Music Administration Internship in Italy

    Take part in an internship in Florence, one of Italy’s most important cultural centers and the capital of the region of Tuscany. Musical excellence is part of the very identity of Florence, from the... Read more

  • Music Industry Internship with Indie Rock Band in Rome

    The band Kutso is a quirky, funny, energetic indie rock group based in Rome, and they need interns to work in their recording studio and record label. The internship will focus on promoting the group... Read more

  • Technical Theater Internship in Italy

    Develop your skills in technical theater during an internship in Italy, working with a performing arts company or theater. You will contribute your own skills while also learning specific methods from... Read more

  • Theater Administration Internship in Italy

    Take part in an internship in Florence, one of Italy’s most important cultural centers and the capital of the region of Tuscany. Theatrical performance is part of the very identity of Florence. Thr... Read more

  • Dance Internship in Brazil

    Explore Brazilian dance on an internship abroad and take training classes in music, dance, circus arts, or capoeira for 1.5 hours every weekday, included in the program cost! There are many dance f... Read more

  • Music Internship in Brazil

    Participate in a hands-on music internship abroad and take training classes in music, dance, circus arts, or capoeira for 1.5 hours every weekday, included in the program cost! Brazilian music is w... Read more

  • Dance Internship in Ecuador

    Contribute to the operation of a dance organization in Quito while also enhancing your dance knowledge and performance skills. You will have the option to intern for four weeks or more with a cultura... Read more

  • Music Internship in Ecuador

    Spend three months or more interning abroad and teaching music with a foundation in Quito, Ecuador using music and the arts as ways to provide therapy and education to youth and adults with disabiliti... Read more

  • Dance Internship in England

    London’s incredible opportunities for performing arts are recognized throughout the world, and with this experience you will gain hands-on knowledge to boost your resume and expand your worldview. Y... Read more

  • Music Internship in England

    London’s incredible opportunities for performing arts are recognized throughout the world. On this program, you will gain insight into the day-to-day operation of a music company, and be involved w... Read more

  • Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) Acting Intensive

    Take intensive classes in acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA), the training grounds for such renowned actors as Sir Kenneth Branagh, Ralph Fiennes, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Sir Anthony Hopki... Read more

  • Technical Theater Internship in England

    London’s opportunities for performing arts are recognized throughout the world. On this program, you will gain insight into the day-to-day operation of a theater company, and be involved with techn... Read more

  • Theater Internship in England

    London’s incredible opportunities for performing arts are recognized throughout the world. On this program, you will gain insight into the day-to-day operation of a theater company, and be involved ... Read more

  • West End Musical Theatre Training Program

    Take classes in acting, singing, dance, stage combat, and audition techniques in some of the West End’s most famous studios, such as the Pineapple Dance Studios in Covent Garden. You will also part... Read more

  • Dance Internship in Ghana

    Receive state of the art training in multiple West African dance forms, as well as drumming, dance, Ghanaian xylophone, and other instruments. You will be working and living at a dance center on the ... Read more

  • Ghana Summer Dance Program

    This three-week program is an all inclusive trip that includes dance instruction, as well as gyil music (a Ghanaian xylophone), drumming, singing, batik and tie-dye making, kente weaving, beads making... Read more

  • Ghana Summer Music Program

    This three-week experience is an all-inclusive trip that provides instruction in percussion and a Ghanian xylophone called the gyil, as well as dancing, batik and tie-dye making, beads making, kente w... Read more

  • Ghana Winter Break Dance Program

    On this program, you will have the unique opportunity to participate in an annual traditional dance and music festival in Northern Ghana. You will fly into the capital city Accra, then spend the next... Read more

  • Ghana Winter Break Music Program

    The Ghanaian gyil xylophone originated in the northern part of the country on the border of Burkina Faso, where you will travel to participate in an annual festival celebrating the heritage and perfor... Read more

  • Music Internship in Ghana

    Receive state of the art training in drumming, Ghanaian xylophone, and many other instruments, as well as dance. You will be working and living at a musical arts center on the outskirts of Accra, the... Read more

  • Dance Internship in Thailand-Bangkok City Ballet

    This internship offers participants a chance to refine their own dance skills by teaching them to others. During your time at Bangkok City Ballet (BCB), you will teach classes to young dancers. Whil... Read more

  • Music Internship in South Africa

    This international music internship is an opportunity to assist an energetic, passionate team help change people’s lives through music while making friends for life with South African students who c... Read more

  • South Africa Winter Music Festival Internship

    For two weeks, you will help put on a large music festival and songwriting competition in collaboration with Carnegie Hall in New York City and Dave Matthews of the Dave Matthews Band, who will there ... Read more