PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE, a not-for-profit arts organization, is one of the country's leading regional theaters.

Paper Mill Playhouse programs are made possible, in part, by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, A Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support is provided by generous contributions from numerous corporations, foundations, and individuals. Paper Mill Playhouse is a member of Theatre Communications Group, the National Alliance for Musical Theatre, the Council of Stock Theatres, and the New Jersey Theatre Alliance.

Internships and Volunteers


Administrative interns only. No summer internships are available.

For high school students: Paper Mill's Theatre School Internships are open to high school students who assist with Theatre School classes for two hours per week. A number of special benefits, including complimentary tickets and shadowing opportunities are available to Theatre School Interns. Theatre School internships run from September through April and applications are usually available the preceding June.

For college students and college graduates: Paper Mill offers non-paying internships in all areas of administration, including education programming, marketing, fundraising and finance, casting and non-union production management. Internships are available only during the presenting season from September through June. Paper Mill Playhouse does not provide housing for interns and internships are not available during the summer months.

To apply for an internship please e-mail your resume along with a cover letter which describes your areas of interest, your relevant skills, and details about your availability to:

Paper Mill Playhouse welcomes and values the contributions of volunteers in many aspects of its work. Different kinds of opportunities are available that are sure to interest people with various time frames, skills, and areas of interest. Some volunteer opportunities are long-term, while others are project based, or short term. Our administrative, development, education, and marketing departments have frequent need of volunteers for various projects as well as for longer-term commitments.

New volunteers will be asked to submit an information form and will be interviewed. All volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. Please note that Paper Mill Playhouse does not use volunteers in its production departments (i.e., stage management, the scene shop, the costume shop, or the stage crew).

Fundraising: Help our fundraising staff with research, record keeping, and solicitation.

Marketing: Assist with mailings, design, and other projects. Help us utilize Twitter, Facebook and other new media to spread the word about our performance schedule and upcoming events. We’d like to share photos, video and other special announcements to members of our social media family.

Lobby Volunteers: We have an ongoing need for lobby volunteers. Paper Mill Playhouse is looking for people with a pleasant public demeanor who enjoy helping and assisting patrons during their time at the theater. Volunteers greet and help seat patrons, hand out programs, direct customers to front of house facilities, such as concessions, box office, art gallery, and the infrared headset rental. Volunteering at Paper Mill Playhouse is a great opportunity to support your local theater, see world-class performances and enhance the experience of patrons at Paper Mill Playhouse.

Email: Sarah Collins, Volunteer Coordinator, at

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