The theatre-rich community of Baltimore/D.C., which includes some of the country’s leading professional houses (Arena Stage, Shakespeare Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Roundhouse Theatre, Folger Theatre, Signature Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, Center Stage) provides opportunities for Catholic University students.
Drama Related Internships in the D.C. Area
Studio Theatre offers internships to qualified college students, graduates, and young professionals, providing dynamic, first-hand training on the inner workings of a regional theatre. As a non-profit arts organization, Studio offers a variety of internships in both artistic and administrative areas including: audience services, casting, company management, administration, literary, marketing and communications, non-profit fundraising, stage management, and more. Studio Theatre’s internship program is a part-time commitment, offering educational seminars, outside activities, and the opportunity for interns to immerse themselves in a variety of roles during Studio’s season. Studio Theatre's internship program is a part-time commitment. All Studio Theatre internships are unpaid.
Contact: STUDIO THEATRE
1501 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
The Keegan Theatre is passionate about nurturing young artists, and that’s why Keegan and Keegan PLAY-RAH-KA are always on the lookout for hard-working, dedicated, and passionate individuals who are interested in learning more about pursuing theatre professionally. Internship opportunities help emerging artists take the next step in their careers, offering valuable experience in one of Washington DC’s premier theatres. Interns will learn through observation of the Keegan company in action and through hands-on participation in both the production process and day-to-day and educational activities that help Keegan flourish in the DC theatre scene. Internships are available for seasonal, semester, or year-long durations to high school students, college students, and young professionals. Internships are currently available for:
- Teaching Assistants
- Assistant Stage Managers
- Marketing Assistant
- Wardrobe Assistant
Now accepting applications for Summer 2020 – submission deadline March 31.
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
The Woolly Mammoth Internship Program is designed for students and recent graduates who are interested in a broad education in a fast paced, nationally acclaimed non-profit arts organization. Interns are assigned to one of the following departments where they will focus on the specific functions of that department within the larger institution. Each intern will be given the chance to work cross departmentally as well as experience seminars provided by department heads that will illustrate the workings of each department. These posts are part-time, semester based opportunities (unless otherwise posted). Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter including a statement of purpose and the desired semester for which you would like to be considered. Candidates may apply for more than one post and more than one semester. Travel reimbursement is provided. These positions are also eligible for college credit.
All materials for Spring internships must be submitted by October.
All application materials must be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org according to the specifications listed below and in the application. Woolly is not responsible for formatting errors or incomplete applications. Applications received in hardcopy via mail or fax will not be accepted (but will be recycled).
Shakespeare Theatre Company
STC College Apprentices
STC provides an opportunity for the next generation of theatre artists and arts administrators to gain hands-on experience, observe, and assist with the everyday operations of a large professional theatre. As an Apprentice, you’ll volunteer for a full season, participating in long-term projects and special events. Each Apprentice will be assigned a track and a supervisor within a department of interest. Apprentices will be expected to volunteer 10-15 hours a month on events, projects, or administrative tasks. Only local, D.C.-area college students may participate due to the season long commitment.
Please email resume and letter of intent to email@example.com
The goal of Arena Stage's fellowship and internship program is to cultivate the next generation of theater professionals by providing the highest standard of training through immersion in the art and business of producing theater. Successful candidates for both programs are highly motivated individuals who have arts-related experience and training, as well as a passion for the exploration of the human condition through the dramatic forms.
The program offers personalized training and in-depth, hands-on experience with seasoned professionals in artistic and technical production, arts administration, arts education and community outreach. All fellowship and internship programs are also supplemented with the following:
- Mentorship from a senior staff member
- Professional development workshops
- Monthly meetings with directors, designers and senior staff administrators who provide insight into the overall management of the theater
Application and Deadline
Fellowships are designed for recent graduates (undergraduate or graduate) and career changers interested in pursuing a career in the professional theater. Fellowship positions vary depending on the season, but season positions are generally available in the following areas: Arts Administration, Artistic Development, Communications, Community Engagement, Development, Education, Events & Rental, and Production.
Dates: Seasonal fellowships are full-time and require a commitment of 35 weeks generally between August and May. Specific dates depend on departmental needs.
Compensation: Weekly stipend of $400 and a health, dental and vision insurance package. Housing is not provided.
Mosaic Theater Company
Internships with Mosaic provide participants with hands-on learning opportunities within a professional theater environment at DC’s hottest new theater, named by the Washington Post as a "Best of 2017” pick.
As this is a semester long commitment, interns will be expected to work 5-10 hours a week. Interns can request to be tracked in the following departments: Company Management, Production Management, Development, Community Engagement, Education, Graphic Design, Marketing and Communications, Patron Services, and Accessibility. However, while we will honor intern's preferences, interns will be placed in departments with the most need. Intern duties are as assigned by the respective Team Lead. Interns will work in a rigorous, fast-paced environment geared towards developing and enhancing their professional acumen. As appropriate, Mosaic will work with the intern's academic institution should the experience be undertaken for class credit.
Round House Theatre Company
Summer Education Internships for College Students and Recent Graduates
Summer Education Internships are designed to provide on-the-job training for early career educators and arts administrators pursuing a path in Theatre or Education. Interns gain first-hand experience in Round House Theatre’s extensive summer camp program, both in the classroom and in administration. Applicants are evaluated on a rolling basis beginning in February and are encouraged to apply early for the upcoming Summer. See below for internship application link:
Contact: EDUCATION CENTER
925 Wayne Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Everyman Theatre Company
- Currently enrolled in college or are college-age and interested in a fruitful learning experience
- Reside in Baltimore or the greater Baltimore/DC Area
- Not in need of housing or assistance with transportation
- Demonstrate a passion for theatre and fulfill the necessary descriptions below
- Review the available internship positions.
- Complete the Everyman Theatre Internship Application and send to firstname.lastname@example.org. (You will receive an acknowledgment of receipt.)
- All internship candidates are first vetted through the Everyman Education Department.
- You will receive an update on the status of your application regardless of the outcome in a timely manner. If you progress beyond the application stage, you will receive clear instructions on next steps.
- Education Teaching Intern – Teaching Interns learn through teaching assistantship in-class formats on-site at the theatre, in-school residencies, after-school residencies, and audience development initiatives focus on high school students and/or early childhood. Explore the ways in which Education relates to Community Engagement and build strong teaching artist language in the context of focused class experiences.
- Development- The Development Intern plays a fundamental role within the development team in the day-to-day activities of fundraising. Specific activities include: researching funding prospects; database management; acknowledgment letters and donor correspondence; writing and design of communications materials for donor-related communications and outreach (including contributing to grant proposals); organizational and planning assistance with fundraising events, meetings, and donor fulfillment activities; and assisting the team with other office duties as assigned.
- Marketing- The Marketing Intern assists in the processes of promotion through content creation and social media. This candidate will be a part of various projects including system updating, navigating different web interfaces, social media sites. The marketing intern will also see how departments work together and understand Marketing's essential role in maintaining a successful theatre.