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Summer INternship Disciplines

Below are the areas of opportunities available in the Allen Lee Hughes Summer Internship Program. Arena Stage does not offer any training opportunities in acting.

Arts Administration Opportunities

Development Intern – assists in all areas of fundraising including individual giving, corporations, foundations, and board relations; drafts grant proposals and donor correspondence, researches prospective donors, assists with the preparation and execution of donor mailings, provides support for special events and offers overall administrative support to the team. Candidate should have excellent written and interpersonal skills, the ability to work independently on multiple projects and particular interest in donor relations and individual giving.

Artistic Development Opportunities

Casting Intern – assists the Artistic Associate & Casting Director with auditions that take place over the summer. This is a great opportunity to see how all elements of the casting process work from scheduling actors to preparing audition documents to serving as a monitor and observing auditions to assisting the creative team at every step along the way. This is a part-time commitment requiring an average of 20 hours/week, but a flexible schedule is necessary, as the volunteer will need to be available whenever auditions are scheduled. No casting experience is required but directing, producing, stage management, or other experience working in the rehearsal hall “across the table” from actors is preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and creative problem-solving skills are required.

Technical Production Opportunities

Production Intern – assists the production management and general management teams in daily operations of the production office; helps facilitate the needs of current productions, events, and building operations; assists with preparation for the upcoming season and the planning and execution of rental and internal events involving production. Candidates must show a demonstrated interest in theatrical management and/or production and have excellent written and oral communication skills, thrive in a fast-paced environment and adapt to change quickly.

Community Engagement Opportunities

Education Programs Administration Intern – provides administrative support for Arena Stage's summer education programs: Camp Arena Stage and the Arena Stage Academy's Musical Theater Training Company (MTTC); assists with program registration, student and parent communication, preparation of materials, daily on-site assistance to guest artist faculty for the MTTC program, event support and other duties as assigned. This is a non-teaching position; however, there are opportunities for observation of classes, rehearsals and planning sessions with guest artists and teachers. Candidate should have basic computer skills. Familiarity with American musical theater canon and/or ability to read music is helpful but not required.

Teaching and Community Outreach Intern – splits time between teaching at Camp Arena Stage, a summer multi-arts (theater, dance, music, filmmaking, visual art) camp for ages 8–15, and helping to plan and implement a variety of community outreach workshops Successful candidate must have some teaching experience and enjoy working with young people from diverse backgrounds.

Important INformation

How to Apply

Season Fellowship
Application Deadline March 2, 2018
Download the Fellowship Application (.pdf)
Summer Internship
Application Deadline April 6, 2018
Download the Internship Application (.pdf)