Salazar Arts Internship Program

Accepting applications now for summer internships June 3-July 31, 2024

Thanks to the generosity and support of long-time board member Marisol Salazar, Performing Arts Houston will relaunch the organization’s internship program as the Salazar Arts Internship Program, a paid year-round internship.  

Building on the ongoing success of Performing Arts Houston’s Summer Internships program, the Salazar Arts Internship Program will inspire the next generation of arts leaders. The goal is for each intern to learn about and earn experience in a variety of disciplines of arts administration while gaining exposure to a wider range of opportunities. 

“This internship program really allows participants to explore. Interns are going to work closely with the Performing Arts Houston team, build lasting connections in the Theater District, and find their own unique path in the arts. By making this a paid internship, my hope is that students from diverse backgrounds will feel welcome to apply.” 

—Marisol Salazar 

We welcome all undergraduate juniors and seniors to apply. To Apply: each applicant must submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript., and a letter of support from an art administrator or faculty member from your school. 

All Applications should be sent to

Summer applications open March 25, 2024 and close April 26, 2024. Applications submitted after April 26 will be considered for fall and spring intern cohorts.

Internships available for summer 2024:

Compensation and Recognition:

This internship is a paid opportunity, acknowledging the dedication and effort interns invest in their learning experience. Interns will be paid $15 per hour for a max of 20 hours a week over 8 weeks. Also, upon completing the program, each intern will receive a personalized letter of recommendation, highlighting their contributions and skills developed during their time with us.

Performing Arts Houston seeks to become a mirror for the cultures and creativity of our city, and a window to the wider world of live performing arts. For 55 years, we’ve presented remarkable experiences in Houston’s theaters and venues. 

Performing Arts Houston is an equal opportunity employer – we value diversity. All are encouraged to apply. Strong candidates will work in alignment with Performing Arts Houston’s Mission and Values. We encourage interested individuals to submit their applications and join us on this extraordinary journey. 

Potential interns must pass a background check and provide proof of COVID vaccination and booster.