Professional Internship Program
Update 5/9/13 we are still accepting applications for Professional Interns in our Sound and Scenery Departments for our 2013-2014 Season. If interested please submit application as detailed below.
The Huntington Theatre Company Professional Internship Program is a full-time, season-long program for highly motivated and committed individuals who are looking to bridge the gap between their academic experience and a professional career in theatre. Our interns are vital members of the organization, working alongside a dedicated and passionate company of artists, administrators, technicians and designers. Not only do interns gain practical experience, knowledge and industry contacts, they are encouraged to discover their true potential in a creative and challenging environment that fosters both professional and personal growth.
The 2010-2011 Professional Intern Class
At the Huntington, you will be a part of a dynamic organization that values each individual and the unique talents and background he or she brings to our community. In 2007, the Huntington Theatre Company joined more than 185 Greater Boston organizations in the signing of the Commonwealth Compact, a project committed to establishing Massachusetts as a uniquely inclusive, honest and supportive community of — and for — diverse people. As such, the Huntington understands that all cultures are vital to the vibrancy and relevancy of the arts and remains committed to producing works, building audiences, and employing staff members that promote equity and pluralism, and celebrate the rich communities of the Greater Boston area and beyond. We seek candidates who are not only creative, passionate, reliable, and have previous theatre training and skills, but also possess the freedom of spirit to celebrate the diversity of our culture and community.
Internships are available in the following areas:
- Artistic: Producing/Casting
- Artistic: Literary Management
- Calderwood Pavilion
- General Management
Professional Internships are available only as full-time season commitments, from September to June.
Why the Huntington?
Huntington's Professional Interns will participate as staff members within assigned departments on a variety of projects. For example, Scenery interns may work on budgeting and purchasing, as well as set construction and load-in. Artistic/Literary interns may assist with local casting calls, read and evaluate scripts, and write articles for Huntington publications. There will be some administrative work, too (such as copying and filing) — we all have to do that — but interns will be integral parts of each department and included in department and full staff meetings. Furthermore, interns are encouraged to explore cross-departmental projects and draw from the collective knowledge and resources of the Huntington community. Internship supervisors are committed to their role as mentor and our formal evaluation process provides an opportunity for both interns and supervisors to formulate meaningful goals and objectives for the course of the program.
The 2009-2010 Professional Intern Class
In addition to their specialized training, Professional Interns will gain additional insight into the artistic and administrative operations of a professional theatre through our regularly scheduled Friday Forums. These lectures and workshops, led by Huntington staff, guest artists and members of the Boston arts community, will include in-depth explorations of all aspects of theatre operations from casting to costumes, post-internship career research and counseling, and discussions on current issues related to theatre production and management.
Artistic Programs & Dramaturgy Charles Haugland, a 2008-2009 Professional Intern,
moderates a post-show conversation with Boston College Professor Reginé Jean-Charles
Interns at the Huntington will have the opportunity to make meaningful, professional connections within the industry, interact personally with nationally renowned artists, and become important contributors to the Huntington community. In addition to Friday Forums, interns will also have the opportunity to work together on several exciting team projects throughout the season. Past projects have included the annual Gala, Codman Showcase, 35 Below, and our Emerging Artists programs. Additionally, the city of Boston has a rich and vibrant cultural scene and interns are encouraged to forge additional connections within the Greater Boston arts community.
Interns are paid an hourly rate of $8.75, however, it may not be enough to fully cover living expenses. Housing is not provided. Interns have the opportunity, if schedule permits, to be hired by other departments, such as Front of House and Box Office, to supplement their weekly income. Applicants should carefully consider their financial needs before entering the program. Additionally, each intern will receive complimentary tickets to all Huntington Theatre Company productions as well as opportunities for discounts at other cultural institutions and local establishments.
How to apply:
Huntington Professional Internship applications must include:
- Application form (pdf)
- Resume of theatre and related experience
- Cover letter, stating your expectations and career goals
- Literary, Marketing, Education, and Development applicants must include writing samples
- Two letters of recommendation (from work supervisor, professor, or other relevant source)
Please gather all materials (Letters of Recommendation may be sent separately) and:
Huntington Theatre Company
264 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
or FAX TO:
617-353-8300 Attention to Internship Program
or E-MAIL TO:
by the deadline March 31st, 2013.
Professional Intern Alumni networking at a 35 Below event