Take your education to the next level with an ASC Internship

Summer Application now available!

Our internships allow you to hone your college education with hands-on, practical experience at the world’s only re-creation of Shakespeare’s indoor theatre.

Some housing is available and granted on a case-by-case basis.

ASC internships are designed for college students.  Mentoring opportunities may also be available for select high school students.  Contact us if you’re interested in a mentorship.

Recover the joy of Shakespeare
  • Become an expert in early modern theatre practice
  • Make history vital to present theatrical practice
  • Translate the past into a dynamic present
Explore the work of a major theatre company
  • Work in a professional theatre company
  • Gain new knowledge and skills
  • Contribute to the style and development of a not-for-profit business
Practice the skills required to bring performance and education to the public.
  • Hone your craft through hands-on, practical experience
  • Work with experts in Arts Administration, Education, Development, and Marketing
  • Gain connections in the world of Shakespeare Theatres and Scholars

Summer intern company

May–August (exact internship term may vary based on need/availability)

Artistic Interns

Production Assistant

Applicants interested in the PA internship should be enthusiastic about assisting the SM and ASM with all rehearsal requirements. Potential interns will be self-motivated individuals who are excited about all tasks including, but not limited to, maintaining paperwork, recording blocking, and anticipating the hospitality needs of the company.

Tour Production Assistant

Applicants interested in the PA internship should be enthusiastic about assisting the SM and ASM with all rehearsal requirements. Potential interns will be self-motivated individuals who are excited about all tasks including, but not limited, to maintaining paperwork, recording blocking, and anticipating the hospitality needs of the company. Preference given to those interested in learning about road management and being a touring actor.

Properties Intern

The Properties Intern should be interested and willing to assist the Properties Master and the Technical Director on any props and set pieces. Additionally, the Properties Intern should be able to work with guidance but without supervision on some projects. Some helpful skills include, but are not limited to, hand-crafting with wood, foam, plastic, and other materials, painting, hand-stitching and sewing, and calligraphy.

Technical Intern

Applicants interested in interning with the technical director must be self-starters with experience within a rehearsal room, enthusiasm to grow technical skills, and agency to work on projects without constant supervision. Potential interns will be great note takers, understand the basics of carpentry and prop artisanship and be interested in learning by doing.

Directing Intern (Summer Festival)

Applicants interested in the assistant director internship should be enthusiastic about assisting the director(s) with all rehearsal requirements. Potential interns will be great note takers, understand the need for discretion and when to voice thoughts and opinions and are excited to work alongside directors and stage managers to track both big picture ideas and details in scheduling and paperwork.

Directing Intern (Tour Productions)

Applicants interested in the assistant director internship should be enthusiastic about assisting the director(s) with all rehearsal requirements. Potential interns will be great note takers, understand the need for discretion and when to voice thoughts and opinions and are excited to work alongside directors and stage managers to track both big picture ideas and details in scheduling and paperwork. Additional responsibilities will including monitoring the tourability of shows as they are staged and any tech elements required.

Costume Intern

Applicants interested in a costume internship should be passionate about costumes, motivated, and take direction well. They should have basic knowledge of sewing by hand and with machine, costume construction, and a positive work attitude.

Tour Wardrobe Intern

Applicants for the tour wardrobe internship should be highly interested in costume maintenance and dressing. Potential interns would have basic sewing and costume care knowledge, as well as excellent communication abilities.

Artistic/Casting Intern

Applicants interested in the Artistic/Casting internship should be enthusiastic about assisting the ASC artistic staff. Potential interns will be self-motivated individuals who are excited about all tasks including but not limited to maintaining paperwork, contacting talent, and anticipating the hospitality needs of the company.

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Administrative Interns

Archives

Applicants for this position will be passionate about maintaining access to historical records in a professional theatre. They will assist the ASC in maintaining production materials, marketing materials, and other items of interest. The intern will work with the catalogue and archives housed in Special Collections at Washington and Lee and will assist scholars with specific requests and video watching needs.

Academic Resources

Applicants to this position will be passionate about Shakespeare and E/LA and Theatre pedagogy. The intern in this position will assist the Education Associate in workshop and handout design, formatting and implementation for ASC on Tour actors and residential workshops. The intern will be pedagogically minded and will enjoy research of a dramaturgical nature. Excellent communication and self-motivation required.

Blackfriars Conference

Applicants to this position will be passionate about Shakespeare scholarship, networking, and logistics. This intern will assist the Education Group Sales Associate with conference preparation and logistics such as registration, transportation, and space reservations. This intern will be interacting with high- status scholars and will need excellent communication skills and drive.

Content Marketing

Applicants to this position will be Mass Comm/Journalism majors with an interest in theatre/Shakespeare to write story-driven, market-friendly blogs to drive traffic to the website and increase conversions.

Development (Admin)

Applicants to this position will be passionate about supporting the work of a fund-raising team at a major non-profit theatre. This undergraduate level internship provides administrative support to the department.

Development (Events)

Applicants to this position will be passionate about providing delight to ASC’s patrons and donors. This is a graduate level internship focused on event planning; some experience with events preferred.

Digital Media

Applicants for this position will be commercial arts/fine arts/or other design-related major experienced with Adobe Creative Suite. Photography and videography skills a plus. Would gain hands-on experience in working to a design brief, maintaining brand consistency, and provide hands-on and planning support for photo and video shoots.

Marketing Analytics/Patron Services

Applicants to this position will be passionate about marketing for non-profits. The intern will perform analysis on our database to answer questions we have about patron behavior. Depending on the results of the analysis, creating and implementing “surprise and delight” strategies to improve patron loyalty.

Video Technology

Applicants for this internship will have experience with video shooting and editing. They may be A/V or film majors who are available to film ASC shows for archives and/or create videos for marketing productions and education programs.

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