The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company is an award-winning arts education and mentoring organization that uses theatre as a tool to reach underserved/at-risk LA County youth and families. Via participant-driven theatre-arts programs, we create safe, non-stigmatizing spaces in which youth and families utilize theatre to explore social factors that impact their well-being and develop skills, competencies and connections needed to overcome these factors and achieve success in school and life.

3719 Verdugo Road Los Angeles, CA 90065




The Volunteer Engagement Intern will work closely with The Unusual Suspects’ Program and Communications staff members to increase volunteer recruitment, training, and engagement in support of our expanded programs. The Intern will work to assess and improve upon our current volunteer-related systems, while collaborating on the creation of digital and physical marketing/outreach materials to engage thousands of supporters and potential volunteers at performances and events, and via e-blasts, emails, websites, and social media posts. Additionally, the Intern will assist in the planning and execution of special events designed to deeply engage past, present, and future volunteers. The internship requires a creative thinker with strong communication skills, the ability to facilitate meetings, and a passion for community empowerment and the arts. The Intern will utilize content creation skills and verbal & written communication skills in order to successfully complete the 10-week project.


The Volunteer Engagement Intern should have experience creating written and/or visual content for marketing purposes and have demonstrated writing, proofreading, planning, organizational, and time-management skills. They should possess a strong educational background or experience in marketing, communications, PR, and/or human services, as well as basic computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office and Google Suite. The ideal candidate has some knowledge of/interest in Theatre Arts, Arts Education, and Non-Profits, and a strong commitment to social change through community empowerment and the arts. The intern should be a creative thinker with the ability to work independently to complete projects as well as in a team environment. US is an inclusive work environment, and the intern must have the cultural competency to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus. Candidate MUST have a car and a valid driver’s license.

How to Apply

Please e-mail your resume and a cover letter, describing your experience/qualifications, why you are interested in this internship, and what you hope to take away from it, to