In partnership with higher education organizations our internships aim to inspire and train through practical, on-the-job experience. We run three internships schemes on a rolling basis, part time for 3 months – a producing intern, an administration intern and a production/technical intern.
If you are in higher education and interested in a 3 month placement with Fuel as part of your university course, please speak to your course tutor and they can contact our Executive Director, Ed Errington, on firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about the roles.
You will work closely with Fuel’s Production Manager to support the technical and logistical requirements of a wide range of artistic projects. This position is ideal for people interested in how an idea for a piece of theatre work turns into a practical reality. This is a part-time, fixed term voluntary position working three days a week – one day will be Friday and the others will be negotiated with the production manager. Please download the most recent production/technical intern person specification below.
“There are many, many businesses out there who view interns as office furniture/ free labour and I feel privileged to have worked with a group of people who have made me feel valued, respected and as if I have something to contribute.”
Hana Tait, Production Intern, summer 2009
You will work closely with Fuel’s Producer to learn how a busy producing office works and get involved with a variety of projects by different artists. This position is ideal for people interested in arts administration and/or theatre producing. This is a part-time, fixed term voluntary position working three days a week on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Please download the most recent producing intern person specification below.
“Fuel were open and honest about their work and learning on-the-job meant I got the fullest experience possible. My input was welcomed and encouraged and I felt my contributions were really valued. During the internship I gained an incredible insight into how Fuel work and received invaluable mentoring and support from the team. The experience has played a big role in helping me carve out my future career in theatre.”
Philippa Wilkinson, Producing Intern, spring 2010
You will work closely with Fuel's Executive Director to learn about administration and implementing an archiving strategy in a theatre producing office. This position is ideal for people interested in arts administration. This is a part-time, fixed term voluntary position working two days a week on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please download the administration intern person specification below.
"My placement with Fuel gave a complete overview of how a professional theatre company runs. Whether updating the database with audience feedback or assisting with season print, there is always something engaging. With the assistance of the Executive Director I also held my own project and responsibilities resulting in a useful feedback session for Fuel's Access Programme. Working on Fuel's archive was an excellent role to implement organisational and time management skills, despite spending much time reading Fuel's vast collection of rave reviews! As an administration intern, you get the sense you're feeding into the bigger picture of the company, no matter how small the task."
Carol Ellis, Administration Intern, winter 2011
Fuel Interns support the producing work of the Fuel Producers, Executive Director, Production Manager and Project Managers, and play a key role in the organisation. Fuel is based at Battersea Arts Centre (closest station, Clapham Junction). Fuel will cover agreed travel expenses to and from the Fuel base.
Winner at the National Work Experience Awards 2010
Finalist at the National Work Experience Awards 2011
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