Curtain Up on Performing Arts Summer Internship and Apprenticeships

Oh the weather outside is frightful…but it’s time to be thinking about the summer! NOW is the time when theaters and performing arts centers around the country begin the application process for their summer internships, fellowships, and apprenticeships. Whether you’re looking to be on stage, backstage, or in the front office, there are opportunities aplenty! While many of these opportunities are for current students, several of the companies below also have year-long apprenticeships for graduating seniors, that will give you the chance to work in a variety of roles over the course of the year and help you better understand the inner workings of a professional theater company!

Philadelphia is a city alive with the performing arts! Several of our world-class theaters such as The Arden, The Walnut Street Theater, Philadanco and The Kimmel Cultural Campus all have internship and apprenticeship programs year-round. These opportunities are available directly through their websites. FringeArts – organizers of the Philly Fringe Festival and year long fringe performances, always have positions posted in Handshake for school year and summer positions!

If you’re looking to look outside Philadelphia, however, Handshake is the place to look for a variety of exciting theatrical opportunities! Here are just a few sample companies who currently have jobs posted in Handshake. Click to view open jobs.

Fringe Arts - click to see open positions
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts - click to view open positions
Seattle Repertory Theater - click to view open positons
Moorestown Theater Company - click to view open positions
Olney Theater Company - click to view open positions
Portland Stage Company - click to view open positions
Florida Studio Theater - Click to view open positons
The Metropolitan Opera - click to view open positions
The Glimmerglass Festival - click to view open positions
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival - Click to view open positions
By J. Michael DeAngelis
J. Michael DeAngelis Senior Associate Director, Communications & Technology