Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s Intern Company starts in May


The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s Intern Company is designed for early-career professionals interested in specific non-acting areas. Interns work in one department throughout the summer under the guidance of The Shakespeare Theatre’s professional staff. Internships offer in-depth practical training and provide the opportunity to gain hands-on experience at a professional level while obtaining connections with respected artists, administrators, technicians, and educators. By participating in The Shakespeare Theatre’s Intern Company, one can begin forging professional alliances helpful to one’s theatre career. Some prior experience in the field of interest is required for most internships.

DATES: MAY 29 - AUGUST 15, 2016

ENROLLMENT for The Intern Company is limited by department. Typically we offer 4–5 Stage Management internships, and approximately 3–4 positions in each of the Costumes, Scenic, and Electrics areas. Most administrative departments offer only one or two internships each summer. Competition is very high for these positions.

STIPENDS AND HOUSING SCHOLARSHIPS are available for qualified interns in technical and production areas. Financial awards are determined based on merit as well as need. Please note the APRIL 8 DEADLINE for Scholarship Assistance.

AN EQUIPMENT/LAB FEE of $100 will be charged to all Interns to offset necessary materials, travel, and other expenses associated with master classes, workshops and training.

TUITION: There is NO TUITION FEE for Interns.

HOUSING FEES are $1,650 for Interns for the summer, which provides a standard double-occupancy room. An additional $100 refundable housing deposit is also required. Single rooms may be requested for an additional fee of $750 based on availability.

A VALID DRIVER'S LICENSE is required for many internships (and is highly recommended for the rest). The Theatre encourages car-pooling when possible, but students are responsible for getting themselves to and from crew calls and show assignments. Interns are strongly encouraged to bring their vehicles with them for the summer when possible.

RETURNING INTERNS: Former Interns receive a $250 discount on housing fees if they return for a second year of training in the Intern Company. Many of our students have taken advantage of this opportunity and found the experience even more profoundly rewarding having been through the program already.

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