"My favorite part... my internship."
"My favorite part of the (Theatre) program was fulfilling my internship.
I was able to use the skills I had learned and use them in ways I never even imagined! I learned more than I ever could in a strictly educational setting.
I would never trade this vital professional networking experience. I am so thankful that Longwood requires an internship because many programs do not."
- Audrey Malcolm, '10
An Internship with The Theater Offensive
Rebecca Egeland explains her internship opportunity:
"I am interning for The Theater Offensive, a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered theater company based in Boston, MA.
Each year, the summer interns at The Theater Offensive work together to organize a float for The Boston Pride Parade. This year the parade was held on June 8th, in the pouring rain.
Despite the rain, thousands of people lined the streets of Boston, to celebrate and show their support for the LGBT community in Boston.
It was an inspiring thing to see as I marched along side my fellow TTO members, handing out lollipops, holding banners, and dancing through the streets of Boston."
Professional Theatre Internships
Professional internships have been completed at venues such as:
- Santa Fe Opera
- Paper Mill Playhouse
- New Millennium Studios
- Princess Cruise Lines
- New Harmony Theatre
- Berkshire Theatre Festival
- Lost Colony
- Peach State Summer Theatre
- New Jersey Shakespeare Festival
- Gainesville Theatre Alliance
- Seaside Musical Theatre
- Utah Shakespeare Festival
- "Angels: The Costumiers, London"
- McLeod Theatre
- Heritage Theatre Festival
- Theatre IV
- Walt Disney World
- Opera New Jersey
- The Post Playhouse
- Barrington Stage
- Theatre West Virginia
- Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre
- The Prizery
- Endstation Theatre Company
How Do I Get An Internship?
Theatre students are encouraged to attend The Southeastern Theatre Conference, typically in March.
Many theatre companies attend this conference looking for summer interns, seasonal assistants and full time employees.
Students of all skill levels are given the opportunity to participate in workshops and interview with reputable theatre companies from across the United States. Visit the SETC website for more information.
Internship Details - THEA 492
- THEA 492 Internship Guidelines (pdf)
- Internship Approval and Evaluation Form (pdf)
- Technical Student Internship Expectations (pdf)