Black Theatre United will launch a marketing internship program in partnership with Serino Coyne, AKA, RPM and Situation Interactive.

The pilot program will provide paid internships to eight undergraduate students who identify as Black, Indigenous or people of color. As part of the program, which runs from June 27 to Aug. 19, students will learn more about the theater industry, including how a show is produced, and gain experience in every department of the marketing agency.

“The amount of talented Black advertising candidates and other advertising candidates of color is staggering and untapped when it comes to the theatrical industry. Providing opportunities for intelligent and creative artists of color to authentically and holistically hone their abilities in fields where there has been no access will elevate and excite this industry in ways we can’t imagine, but can’t wait to see,” said Allyson Tucker, a founding member of Black Theatre United.