PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Internships at WHAT are designed to provide professional training for undergraduate students or recent graduates with a passion for the theater and the performing arts.  WHAT’s interns are an integral part of our summer team, and work alongside WHAT’s staff and artists in support of the creation of critically-acclaimed, thought-provoking theater.  As an intern you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the day-to-day and long-term workings of a theater company, and assume responsibility for personal projects in support of company operations.  All interns are provided with housing and receive a weekly stipend. Our internship program is presently on hiatus and will resume in 2022. UPDATE 04/28/21:  We will be offering a modified version of our Performance Internships this summer.  Audition Requirements are listed below.

PRODUCTION

Working in collaboration with WHAT’s production staff and guest designers, production interns are involved in all areas of theatrical production including set construction and painting, electrics, wardrobe, stage management and sound, and serve as run-crew for our main stage productions.

ADMINISTRATION

Administrative interns work in collaboration with WHAT’s marketing, development, company management and box office staff providing day-to-day support of WHAT’s internal operations.

PERFORMANCE

Performance interns will have the opportunity to perform in productions on both our mainstage and in the Larry Phillips Performance Pavilion.  Performance interns will also work with stage management and administrative staff to experience a broad spectrum of theatrical training both onstage and behind the scenes. Please include a headshot and performance resume with your application materials. UPDATE 04/28/21:  We will be offering a modified version of our Performance Internships this summer.  Audition Requirements are listed below. 

EXPECTATIONS AND QUALIFICATIONS

    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
    • Flexibility with changing priorities and demands.
    • Ability to collaborate, analyze and problem-solve.
    • Available for a minimum of 12 consecutive weeks between May and September.
    • Current undergraduate, or recent college graduate.

TO APPLY FOR A PERFORMANCE INTERNSHIP (2021)

Send a headshot, resume, a letter of recommendation, two brief contrasting monologues (link preferred but will accept video files), and a written response to the following questions:

What are my goals for this internship?  How will this experience benefit my personal and professional development?  What makes me uniquely qualified to join WHAT this summer?

Please combine written materials into a single PDF for submission.

Submit via email to auditions@what.org with INTERNSHIP APPLICATION as the subject no later than May 20, 2021.

Our production and administration internships are presently on hiatus and will resume in 2022.

WHAT is an equal opportunity provider and employer.