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college internships

We invite students currently enrolled in college to apply for summer internships with ASC’s Education Department.

It was an honor and a true learning experience to be an Atlanta Shakespeare Company Education Intern. Through observation, sitting in on meetings, open discussions and hands-on work I was truly able to become more aware of the functioning of a theatre, the role of directing by asking questions, and so much more!”
— 2018 SIT Intern

In the summer of 2020, ASC’s Education Department will offer three internship opportunities, detailed below. The internships are designed to allow qualified undergraduate students to learn about Teaching Artistry and arts administration while gaining valuable work experience.

Shakespeare Superheroes Internship

The Shakespeare Superheroes Intern will assist in several sessions of Shakespeare Superheroes, a summer camp designed to introduce elementary and middle school students to the language, stories, characters, and ideas in Shakespeare’s plays in imaginative and playful ways. The Shakespeare Superheroes Intern will assist ASC’s professional Teaching Artists in leading theater games, teaching stage combat and dances, and helping students rehearse scenes from two Shakespeare plays in preparation for a final performance for family and friends. Camp sessions will be located at the Decatur Friends Meeting House and at the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse. When the Shakespeare Superheroes Intern is not in the classroom, he or she will complete administrative work in the Education Department, which will include completing projects relating to curriculum development, program production, sales, and fundraising. This internship is full-time, Monday through Friday, beginning in late May 2020 and ending the first week of August 2020. The ideal candidate for this internship is a college undergraduate studying acting, directing, theater, education, or English literature who has significant experience teaching performing arts to young children.

Shakespeare Intensive for Teens Internships

The two Shakespeare Intensive for Teens Interns will assist in Shakespeare Intensive for Teens (SIT), which is an audition-based student summer program for teenagers, who rehearse and perform a Shakespeare play and gain pre-professional training in performing Shakespeare. One SIT intern will work with the June session of SIT, and the other SIT Intern will work with the July session of SIT. Both sessions of SIT will be located at the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse. When an SIT Intern is not in the classroom, he or she will complete administrative work in the Education Department, which will include completing projects relating to curriculum development, program production, sales, and fundraising. This internship is full-time, Monday through Friday, beginning in late May 2020 and ending the first week of August 2020. The ideal candidates for the two SIT Internship positions are college undergraduates studying acting, directing, theater, or theater education who have substantial performance experience and experience educating children and teenagers. SIT Internship candidates should indicate in their letter of interest if they have skills in any of the following categories: other types of performance, clown work, dance, stage combat, costuming, and stage management.


Application Instructions

Internship applications will be provided on this webpage in early February 2020. If you have questions about ASC’s summer internship opportunities, please contact Director of Education and Training Laura Cole at laura@shakespearetavern.com. ASC does not offer internships during the academic year. If you have questions about shadowing opportunities during the year, please contact laura@shakespearetavern.com.

Additional Information

ASC does not offer summer housing, and applicants must live in the Atlanta area during the internship. Interns should have reliable and flexible transportation to and from the theater each day. Intern schedules can vary weekly, so interns should not rely solely on rides from friends and family.

Interns receive a small honorarium for their work during their internship.

All former interns applying again must send letter of intent and resumes but do not need recommendation letters to be considered again. Please follow instructions in the electronic form.