Not just another internship?


Would you like to just make cups of tea, do photocopying and walk the boss’ dog?

Then please stop reading now.

Would you like to form a key part of a young, dynamic, small team that runs an international performing arts festival and get experience in programming, fundraising, marketing, logistics, producing and administration?

Then read on.

We will be announcing details of our 2013 internship scheme very soon but below are the details of our 2012 programme – if you like what you read, then watch this space…

    2012 Internships

CASA Festival is looking for two keen, dedicated, organised and focussed individuals to intern with us, but this is no ordinary internship. The festival is principally managed by Artistic Director, Daniel Goldman and General Manager, Felix Andrew now working full time in the run-up to the festival. We have a support network of part-time paid associates and a great team of volunteers.

Our internships will essentially be working as assistants to Daniel and Felix. These would ideally be fully paid positions but although we receive a grant from Arts Council England this only partly covers our core costs and some festival costs and we have a lot more fundraising to do.

That said, what you don’t gain in cold hard cash will be more than made up for in hands-on experience, responsibility, mentoring, festival passes, workshops, contacts and lots of cups of tea (we take turns in case you were wondering.) And if our fundraising is successful there is the possibility of 2 weeks fully paid work during the festival from 1st September.

The legal (ish) bit:

  • You will be expected to work up to 35 hours a week, which may include evenings and weekends around events and team availability but we are flexible around your commitments too
  • You will work out of our offices near Southwark Tube
  • You will need to be available from 1st July – 16th September (though don’t worry you can still go on holiday if it doesn’t clash with our events!)
  • You will get £10 a day expenses up to £50 per week


You must be:

  • Organised, punctual and focussed
  • Strongly computer literate and skilled with word/excel
  • Strongly interested in theatre/performing arts
  • Passionate about Latin American culture
  • A strong communicator with excellent written and verbal English
  • Able to work both in a team and own your own, being the strongly self-motivated team player that you are

That last one was a joke. We just know everyone has it on their CV so that’s that box ticked.


Ideally you are:

  • Experienced in an arts admin based role/studies/internship
  • Fluent in Spanish and/or Portuguese
  • From a Latin American background

(those last two would be brilliant and we strongly encourage applications from Latinos, but passion is the key thing for us…)


Felix & Daniel.