IFSA-Butler Arts Administration, Edinburgh Festival Internship

Edinburgh, Scotland


Language of Instruction


Language Prerequisite


Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Summer: March 15
Min. GPA for Consideration:
Typical Credit Load:

About Arts Administration, Edinburgh Festival Internship

Intern abroad at the world-renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival. You'll take classes in business and the arts, and put your knowledge into practice as you take responsibility for a production. This hands-on experience will empower your creative vision.

Arts Administration, Edinburgh Festival Internship Benefits

  • Enjoy this perfect opportunity to learn how to market your art
  • Artists and business students gain practical experience through an internship at the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival
  • Courses are taught by University of Edinburgh professors and based at the university's renowned business school
  • Participants have the option to purchase tickets for Festival events, shows and productions
  • Students follow a set curriculum of courses for the first half of the program, then spend the second half in an internship


Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at Arts Administration, Edinburgh Festival Internship

The program is structured into two four-week blocks. In the first half, students take one class from Track One or Track Two and a Business Simulation Assessment, while the second half is an internship.

Track One (non-business majors):

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Operations Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Enterprise in Arts
  • Marketing
  • Business Policy and Strategy  

Track Two (business majors):

  • Art Management Fundamentals
  • Human Resource Management
  • Enterprise in Arts
  • Marketing
  • Business Policy and Strategy
Business Simulation Assessment 
Students from both tracks work together on a business simulation, peer assessment, and a final group report which will be a reflective review of the lessons learned as a result of the simulation.
Experiential Learning
Students participate in a business and arts internship associated with the Edinburgh Festival. Students will interview for their placements upon arrival in Edinburgh and will be matched with their employers prior to the start of the festival. Interns will be supervised by a University of Edinburgh faculty member and will also write a 1,750-2,000 word research report related to their internship. 
Internships are available in a wide range of fields related to the arts, including:
  • entertainment and production
  • stage management
  • public relations
  • marketing
  • venue management
After you return to the U.S., IFSA-Butler will send a Butler University transcript to your home university and to your permanent address. The transcript reflects the courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost
Subjects offered at Arts Administration, Edinburgh Festival Internship
Accounting Advertising Arts Management/Administration Business Entrepreneurship and Innovation Finance Human Resources Management Marketing Theater/Drama

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Students share apartments with other program participants. The housing is located in the Edinburgh city center. No meals are provided, but housing includes kitchens. If you prefer not to cook, you can find numerous cafes and restaurants nearby. Students need to supply bedding, cooking utensils and cutlery, and will be given the opportunity to purchase these items during IFSA-Butler orientation.

The IFSA-Butler Team

IFSA-Butler has a dedicated team and staff who are here to help every student prepare and be ready to achieve their goals at every step of the way.

Program Advisor

Finance Advisor

Resident Director

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Ruth Casey

Senior Resident Director, Scotland

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Academic Affairs Director

Dates and Fees


Summer 1

Program start date
Coming Summer 2019
Personal Cost Estimates