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 free housing and receive a weekly stipend. 

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.

STAGE MANAGEMENT

The stage management intern works closely with AEA stage management staff, and serves as a production assistant for both rehearsals and performances.  This position is eligible to earn EMC credits per AEA’s guidelines.  The ideal candidate will be available through October 2022.

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. Must be available June 1 – August 14, 2022.

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 PRODUCTION OR STAGE MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP (2022)

Send a resumetwo letters of recommendation, 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 jobs@what.org with INTERNSHIP APPLICATION as the subject no later than March 18, 2021.

TO APPLY FOR A PERFORMANCE INTERNSHIP (2022)

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 jobs@what.org with INTERNSHIP APPLICATION as the subject no later than March 18, 2021.

WHAT is an equal opportunity provider and employer.