Theatre Arts students have the opportunity to complete an internship through the Center for Career Development. This can include a full-time summer internship or a part-time position during the semester. As an example, several Gettysburg students have had theatre internships while studying abroad in Bath, England at the Theatre Royal -- one of the oldest English-speaking theatres in the world!
- An internship is a great way to "test out" and gain experience in a specific career field, including theatre-based and other venues.
- An internship can also lead to networking and/or employment opportunities for both current students and new graduates.
Internships specific to theatre arts might include work with children's theatre, set design, casting, publicity and more. Information on thousands of these and other types of internships (located in both the United States and abroad) can be found in the Center for Career Development.
Students should start looking for an internship well in advance - particularly if seeking a position in a coveted theatre setting. For example: exploration of a summer internship, should begin the previous fall semester.
- Children's theatre intern at Theatre Royal, England
- Set design intern at the Contemporary American Theatre Festival, WV
- Casting at McCorkle Casting, Ltd., NYC
- Publicity intern at The Broadway League, NYC
- Education intern at Trinity Rep, Providence, RI
- Publicity and arts administration intern at Trinity Rep, RI
- Casting intern at Walnut Street Theatre, PA
- Dramaturgy intern at New Jersey Shakespeare, NJ
- Set design intern at Center Stage, MD
- PR intern at Studio Theatre, Washington, D.C.
- Directing and stage managing intern, Marin Theatre Company, CA