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Internships & Fellowships

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 Allen Lee Hughes Fellowship & Internship 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

Arena Stage provides a weekly stipend for all internships and fellowships. We are unable to provide housing.

Fellowship details and application requirements

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 departments: Artistic Development (Literary), Artistic Development (Casting), Community Engagement (Outreach), Community Engagement (Education), Communications, Company Management, Costumes, Directing, Lighting, Management, Technical Direction and Stage Management

Dates: Fellowships are only available for full-time, full-season commitments of 30-44 weeks.

Compensation: Weekly stipend of $300.00

How to apply: Return the following to fellows@arenastage.org by Friday, March 11th, 2016.

  1. Fellowship application
  2. Cover letter
  3. Resume
  4. Diversity Statement
  5. Unofficial Transcript
  6. Writing Sample (not necessary for Costumes, Lighting, Production and Stage Management candidates)

The deadline for 2016-2017 season fellowship applications is Friday, March 11th, 2016.

Click here for Fellowship disciplines

SUMMER INTERNSHIP DETAILS and APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Summer internships are appropriate for college students, graduate students, recent graduates, or career changers. Summer internships vary depending on the season, but positions are generally available in the following departments: Community Engagement (Outreach), Community Engagement (Education), Development, Management, Special Events and Production.

Dates: Summer internships are full-time and require an 8-12 week commitment between June and August

Compensation: Weekly stipend of $200.00

How to apply: Return the following to interns@arenastage.org by Friday, March 18, 2016

  1. Summer Internship application
  2. Cover letter
  3. Resume
  4. Diversity statement
  5. Unofficial Transcript
  6. Writing Sample (not necessary for Costumes, Lighting, Production and Stage Management candidates)

The deadline for 2016 summer internship applications is Friday, March 18th, 2016.

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SEASON INTERNSHIP DETAILS AND APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Semester-long internships may become available depending on department needs.

Arena Stage is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Arena champions diversity throughout the organization and in the community and strongly encourages applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups.

Important Information

Current Offerings

Applications for 2016/17 season fellowships and summer internships
are now available.

Allen Hughes Fellowship
Applications for the 2016/17
Allen Hughes Fellowship program
will be due Friday March 11th, 2016
Summer Internships
Applications for summer 2016 internships will be due Friday March 18th, 2016

Questions

For fellowships
fellows@arenastage.org
For internships
interns@arenastage.org