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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 areas: Arts Administration, Artistic Development, Communications, Community Engagement, Development, and Technical Production.

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 3rd, 2017.

  1. Fellowship application
  2. Cover letter
  3. Resume
  4. Diversity Statement
  5. Unofficial Transcript
  6. Writing Sample (For administrative, artistic development, and community engagement applicants only)

The deadline for 2017-2018 season fellowship applications is Friday, March 3rd, 2017.

Click here for Fellowship disciplines

SUMMER INTERNSHIP DETAILS

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: Business, Casting, Community Engagement, Development, Management, and Production. The casting summer internship is a volunteered position.

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

Compensation: Weekly stipend of $200.00 distributed the last Thursday of every month worked

How to apply: Return the following to interns@arenastage.org by Friday, March 10, 2017

  1. Summer Internship application
  2. Cover letter
  3. Resume
  4. Diversity statement
  5. Unofficial Transcript
  6. Writing Sample (For administrative, artistic development, and community engagement applicants only)

The deadline for 2017 summer internship applications is Friday, March 10th, 2017.

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SEASON INTERNSHIP DETAILS

Semester-long internships may become available depending on department needs. Email inquiries to interns@arenastage.org

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.

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 2017/18 season fellowships and summer internships are now available.

Allen Hughes Fellowship
Applications for the 2017/18
Allen Hughes Fellowship program
will be due Friday March 3th, 2017
Summer Internships
Applications for summer 2017 internships will be due Friday March 10th, 2017

Questions

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