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Opportunities for Students

Opportunities for Students

College and graduate students are a critical part of the performing arts for youth community, and IPAY is happy to offer discounts on IPAY membership and Showcase attendance to ensure their participation. Our Jim Rye Fellowship program allows qualified students to become a member for one year and attend our annual conference, all completely free. Students local to the Philadelphia area are eligible to apply for a fall, spring, or summer administrative internship.


For only $25, students can become a member of International Performing Arts for Youth. Membership includes automatic registration for our "members only" listserve, access to our online job postings, and opportunities to interact with members from across North America and around the world.


IPAY offers discounts to students attending Showcase. Students can attend the full Showcase for a total cost of $225, or they can attend one day of Showcase for $75. For more details, go to Showcase Pricing Information.

Jim Rye Scholarship

Jim Rye Fellows are given their Showcase conference fee free and a complimentary year long membership to IPAY. The Jim Rye Fellowship is open to graduate students only. We are looking for young emerging professionals from graduate programs to attend the conference and inspire us all—and do a little work as well.

IPAY Administrative Internship

Interns assist the General Manager in all aspects of the administration of the business (marketing, development, financial, and general administrative tasks.) This is an ideal opportunity for someone looking to have a hands-on, inside view of how to run a non-profit arts organization. Please send letter of inquiry and resume to Susan Crofton at or call 267-690-1325 for more information.

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