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Looking for Theatre Internships and Apprenticeships In Philadelphia? Consider These

Mar 13, 2018

As spring nears we enter the season of applications for summer and season-long programs. Theatre internships and apprenticeships are highly sought after by college students and recent professionals. Theatre Phidelphia is dedicated to helping helping promote these oppurtunities to the theatre community's next generation of artists. If you are interested in applying for a position at a theatre company for a summer, semester, or full season, look to the listing below.


Fellowship Program - The Wilma Theatre


The Wilma Theater will begin accepting applications for our Production and Stage Management Fellowship positions for the 2018-19 Season as of January 1, 2018. Fellowships in Production and Stage Management are awarded to candidates who have demonstrated significant interest and experience in their chosen area and who possess a willingness to learn new skills required for the position. Fellows are employed full-time for the entire season and receive the following compensation: $350 a week, health insurance, complimentary tickets to Wilma productions, and various other benefits.​

POSITIONS: Marketing Fellow; Stagemanagement Fellow

DURATION: Full Season-Long


For further information visit wilma.org


Internship Program - The Wilma Theatre


The Wilma Internship Program provides opportunities to gain valuable experience working at a highly respected regional theater. Interns will learn new skills while being mentored by experienced theater professionals. Our interns serve an important function at the Wilma and are treated as valued members of the staff. Although all interns are hired to work within a specific department, in a collaborative work environment like the Wilma most will end up assisting in other departments at some point during their time internship. Typically, Interns make a long-term commitment of at least 8 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks.  Academic credit can be arranged with academic institutions. All interns receive complimentary tickets to Wilma productions. At least 1 year of college is required for most Internships. Positions usually begin around the start of each academic semester but there is some flexibility with start and end times.​

POSITIONS: Artistic/Literary Intern; Marketing/Development Intern; Education Intern; Production Intern

DURATION: 10 to 14 weeks depending on the internship. Offered in Summer, Fall, and Spring.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Summer Artistic Literary - 3/15/2018; Summer Marketing/Development - 4/27/2018

For further information visit wilma.org


Intern Program - People's Light

The People’s Light intern program occurs every summer. We offer internships in House Management, Dramaturgy, Box Office, Executive Staff & Casting, Education, Special Events, Fundraising & Development, and Production.

POSITIONS: House Management Intern; Dramaturgy Intern; Box Office Intern; Executive Staff and Casting Intern; Education Intern; Special Events Intern; Fundraising and Development Intern; Production Intern



For further information visit peopleslight.org


Season Apprenticeships - InterAct Theatre Company

InterAct seeks four enthusiastic theatre artists for our 2018/19 full-season apprenticeships. From September to June, apprentices gain comprehensive experience working at a small professional theatre company, participating in hands-on tasks in every department. The apprenticeship culminates in an original show or showcase fully produced by the apprentices, with guidance from InterAct staff and use of the new facilities at The Drake Theatre. InterAct Apprentices go on to successful careers as performers, directors, playwrights, administrators, and artistic directors in Philadelphia and beyond.

POSITIONS: Season Apprentice; Production Apprentice

DURATION: Full Season-Long, from September 2018 to June 2019


For further information visit interacttheatre.org


Arden Professional Apprentice Program - Arden Theatre Company

The Arden Professional Apprentice Program's philosophy is to provide a comprehensive knowledge of the inner workings of a nonprofit regional theatre. It is designed to foster future theatre leaders. The program provides apprentices with a comprehensive knowledge of the inner workings of a nonprofit regional theatre through work in EVERY aspect of operations including front of house, box office, marketing, development, artistic, education, production, stage management, finance, and general management. Apprentices work approximately 50 hours a week in ALL departments. This is not an acting program; this is not a directing program.

DURATION: Full Season-Long from Late-August 2018 to Mid-June 2019


For further information visit ardentheatre.org


The Jilline Ringle Solo Performance Program - 1812 Productions

Each year in July the Jilline Ringle Solo Performance Program hosts a week-long residency for solo female artists at the 1812 Studio in Philadelphia. Two to three solo artists and a collaborator or mentor of their choice will be in residence, as well as program representatives from the Jilline Ringle Solo Performance Program Advisory Board. The focus of the residency is the development of a solo piece already in progress. Solo pieces in any stage of development will be considered. Artists will be provided with rehearsal space, rehearsal time and lunch each day. Each artist will receive a $400 stipend for themselves and another $400 stipend for a collaborator or mentor of their choice. Residencies run from Monday to Sunday and culminate with an informal sharing of work for an invited audience.

POSITIONS: Female Solo Artists

DURATION: July 9th to July 15th, 2018


For further information visit 1812productions.org


Internship Program - Theater With A View

Theater with a View is currently seeking interns for summer 2018. Excellent opportunity to work across diverse areas in a small and growing theater. Successful applicants will be highly motivated, detail-oriented and have superior communication skills. Especially seeking detail-oriented self starters with excellent written and oral communication skills. Interns will help with diverse day to day tasks in administration, social media, fundraising, marketing, casting, the rehearsal process, among others.

DURATION: Summer-Long


For further information visit theaterwithaview.com


Acting Apprenticeship Program - Theater With A View

Theater with a View’s Acting Apprenticeship Program is a great opportunity for college-aged adults to gain experience working with a professional theatre company. Led by our Artistic Director, Seth Reich, we provide weekly daylong workshops taught by veteran actors in numerous subjects, the opportunity to understudy a role in our current season with a guaranteed performance for friends and family, as well as the opportunity to view the rehearsal process in all capacities.


DURATION: Summer-long from July 6th to August 4th, 2018


For further information visit theaterwithaview.com


Professional Apprenticeship Program - Walnut Street Theatre

Walnut Street Theatre's Professional Apprentice Program provides a training ground for early career professionals to bridge the gap between education and the professional world. It provides hands-on experience working alongside professionals in a specific, concentrated area. The program is designed to provide a season of intensive education and work experience in one of several aspects of theatre operation.

POSITIONS: Acting Apprentice; Audience Services Apprentice; Carpentry Apprentice; Casting and Literary Management Apprentice; Costumes Apprentice; Education Apprentice; Fundraising and Individual Giving Apprentice; General Management Apprentice; Marketing Apprentice; Props Apprentice; Properties Management Apprentice; Public Relationships Apprentice; Social Media and Digital Marketing Apprentice; Scenic Painting Apprentice; Shop Management Apprentice; Stage Crew Apprentice; Production Management Apprentice; Stage Management Apprentice; Subscriptions Apprentice; Wigs and Wardrobe Apprentice

DURATION: Full Season-Long, Beginning in July to September and Ending in May to July


For further information visit walnutstreettheatre.org


Internships - Quintessence Theatre Company

The Quintessence internship program provides college students and recent graduates an opportunity to engage in hands-on professional training from Quintessence staff and artists.

POSITIONS: Administration Intern; Artistic Intern; House Management Intern; Production/Stagemanagement Intern

DURATION: Seasonal, offered in Fall, Winter, and Spring

For further information visit quintessencetheatre.org


Internship - Passage Theatre Company

Marketing Interns – help maintain our social media and website, and support annual marketing and donor campaigns. Gain valuable experience and learn the business. Flexible hours. Production Interns – support the stage manager, technical director, and design team in mounting a professional theater production.

POSITIONS: Marketing Interns; Productions Interns

For further information visit passagetheatre.org


Internship - Theatre Exile

The Arts Administration Intern is expected to help Exile staff members in all areas of the management of a small theatre company. Applicants should have strong communication skills (oral and written), directing, dramaturgy, and/or playwriting experience, basic computer knowledge, and a positive attitude and collaborative spirit.

POSITIONS: Arts Administration Intern

For further information visit theatreexile.org


Internships - The Eagle Theatre

Volunteers and Interns interested in joining The Eagle Theatre Team, please send an email to info@theeagletheatre.com!

For further information visit eagletheatre.org


Interns/Apprenticeships - EgoPo Classic Theater

EgoPo is happy to accept resumes from interns interested in various fields of theatre. EgoPo is seeking interns for the 2017-2018 season. Email producer@egopo.org to learn more.

For further information visit egopo.org


Are there any programs not listed? Let us know by emailing our intern and we will update the listing.