TAKE YOUR EDUCATION TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH AN ASC INTERNSHIP
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 may be available and is 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
PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR INTERNSHIP PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY IN FLUX DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC. YOU ARE WELCOME TO SEND US AN APPLICATION OR EMAIL TO EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST, BUT DATES AND RESPONSIBILITIES MAY VARY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE.
SUMMER SEASON INTERNSHIPS
May-August* (exact internship term may vary based on need/availability)
*able to be extended based on availability
ACTORs’ RENAISSANCE SEASON INTERNSHIPS
January—April (exact internship term may vary based on need/availability)
Applicants interested in the PA internship should be enthusiastic about assisting the SM and ASM with all rehearsal and performance 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.
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.
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.
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.
Applicants interested in a costume internship should be passionate about costumes, motivated, and take direction well. They should have a basic knowledge of sewing by hand, with a sewing machine, costume construction, and a positive work attitude. The internship can be part time during the school year and full time during the summer. The intern would work to help build and pull for the ASC’s various seasons, as well as have the opportunity to meet and learn from our guest designers. They would also work to help Wardrobe and the Costume Shop Manager with stock and other projects throughout the year.
Applicants for the 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. The intern would work with Wardrobe to maintain the show’s costumes with checking in and repairing them as well as keeping them clean. They would also work to help Wardrobe and the Costume Shop Manager with stock and other projects throughout the year.
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.
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.
Applicants for 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.
Applicants for 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.
Applicants for 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.
Applicants for this position will be passionate about supporting the work of a fund-raising team at a major non-profit theatre. This undergraduate level internship provided administrative support to the department.
Applicants for this position will be passionate about providing delight to ASC’s patrons and donors. This graduate level internship focused on event planning – some experience with events preferred.
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 support for photo and video shoots.
Marketing Analytics/Patron Services
Applicants for 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.
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.