Over the course of the summer, SCT interns work closely with Education & Engagement Department Staff and Teaching Artists to gain an introductory knowledge of the many aspects of our summer camps and classes program.
Teaching Artist Internship
The Teaching Artist Internship program is an exciting opportunity to learn how to be a professional teaching artist while gaining hands-on experience instructing in classrooms for ages 3.5–18.
Over the course of SCT summer camps and classes, our Teaching Artist Interns engage in a rigorous practicum program. Similar to a college class, this cohort will observe classroom instruction, build curriculum, learn about extended care programming, engage with after-work learning assignments, and practice teaching while attending professional development meetings with mentors and networking events. Our goal is to ensure individuals finalize their internship feeling confident about what it means to be in the profession of teaching artistry.
For additional information about program benefits and application process, please see the FAQs below.
The Education Programs Administrative Internship is an opportunity to develop hands-on experience in arts administration in a professional setting. Interns will develop a wide range of administrative skills from learning database operation software, sharpening planning skills, to learning programmatic operations, and connecting with other administrative departments at SCT.
Faculty & Administrative Professionals Mentorship
Each summer our SCT interns have access to learn from industry professionals throughout every week of their program.
Teaching Artists Interns will have opportunities to observe multiple faculty members, gain exposure to different teaching artist styles, and network with Guest Artists within the field. To learn more about our faculty and read their biographies, visit our Education Programs Faculty page.
Administrative interns will be mentored by the Education & Engagement administrative staff while gaining the opportunity to work and network with other departments while in the program. To learn more about our staff, please visit our Contacts & Staff page.
Who can apply?
Students who are rising juniors or seniors in higher education institutions who are interested in teaching artistry or non-profit theatre administration. To receive an alert when applications are posted, please join our mailing to stay up to date with all things SCT.
When does the application cycle start?
Every year, SCT will accept applications in November, host an interview process in December/January, and inform candidates of their placement by the end of January.
What benefits does this program offer?
This is an unpaid internship and is treated as a summer learning course. SCT provides the following benefits to interns:
- Expense reimbursement stipend of $350 per week.
- Free ORCA Passport transportation pass or Seattle Center parking pass.
- Verifiable in-field experience from one of the most prominent theatres for young audiences in the United States.
- Program verification for college credit.
- For Teaching Artist Interns, there is approximately 270 hours of teaching practicum over the course of the program.
- For Administrative Interns, there is approximately 440 hours of administrative practicum over the course of the program.