Summer 2020 Internships
About The Internship Program:
Seattle Children’s Theatre is one of the largest professional children’s theatres in the US, producing 5 professional Maintstage productions during the school year. Each summer, SCT Education Programs offers over 20 internship positions to support Drama School programming including nearly 200 camps and classes for students ages 3½ -18, multi-week Performance Lab series, partnership camps across the city, and programming for the upcoming season and school year. The Internship Program is an exciting opportunity to develop hands-on experience in theatre education via classroom observation and arts administration in a professional setting. Through this program, interns build professional relationships within SCT, gain hands-on experience with teaching artistry, and learn professional administrative practices. Over the summer, interns receive professional development opportunities to increase proficiency in teaching artistry, arts administration or arts marketing.
Internships typically run from early to mid-June through end of August for approx. 40 hours a week; the length of internship is dependent on position. Interns are required to attend professional development, master classes, and networking opportunities that are provided throughout the summer. Stipend is $200/week plus compensation for a bus or parking pass. Housing not provided.
At SCT we are working to become an anti-racist organization, and we value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We are committed to diversity in all areas of our work and encourage applications form all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identify or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.
Available Internships for Summer 2020:
*We are currently not offering production internships at this time.
As a leader in Theatre for Young Audiences and Theatre Education, Seattle Children’s Theatre’s (SCT) programming is known for its excellence. The SCT Internship Program began in 1999. In these last 20 years, more than 400 interns have passed through the program. Of the last 6 intern classes alone, nearly 70% have gone on to find careers in theatre/theatre education. This program fosters talent, creates a network of valuable professional connections, and provides job training, all of which contribute to the workforce development system. More than 30% of SCT’s current staff is an alumnus of the Internship Program. 27 promising young adults made up the 2019 Class of SCT Interns.
Still not sure if the Internship Program is right for you? Hear from one of last summer's Drama School Interns Emma Harmon on all the ways the program surprised and inspired her.
How To Apply
The Application deadline for Summer 2020 has passed. Candidates will hear back about the status of their application by mid-February.
Questions: Contact the SCT Internship Program by emailing Drama School Program Manager Mitchell Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org.