The internship application is now OPEN!
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All applicants must apply via the online application below which includes contact information, the upload of a 500 word or less personal statement, and resume. All applicants also must provide the names and contact information for three references, along with a brief description of their relationship with the referrer. Please refer to the additional materials for your specific internship if applicable. You may apply to multiple internships, just make sure to tailor your application for that specific internship.
The personal statement should be 500 words or less and may include the following: your career objectives and how you expect to achieve them, your experience and/or education in theatre, and the qualities you possess that recommend you as a candidate for an internship. Your personal statement should reveal information about you that may not be represented in your resume or references.
***Application deadline will be Wednesday, January 31st by 11:59pm PST.***
Key Summer Dates
- Shops Begin Work: June 11, 2024
- Rehearsals Begin: June 11, 2024 for most interns; and June 4, 2024 for stage management interns.
- Fringe Show Opens: August 20, 2024
- Season Closes: September 1, 2024
- Opportunity for 1 Acting intern for an additional week to stay until September 8th
- Opportunity for 1 Stage Management intern for an additional week to stay until September 8th
- Fringe rehearsals will generally be T-F from 9am-12pm with additional days and times as needed.
Costume Design Internship Applicants should submit an electronic portfolio of work either with the online application, by providing a website address, or by emailing a file.
Acting Internship Applicants will need to audition. Auditions consist of 2 contrasting monologues, at least one of which should be from Shakespeare's canon. Monologues should be under 2 minutes each, and under 4 minutes together. Applicants who sing or play instruments should also include a snippet of a song or playing of instrument of no more than 30 seconds. Please upload to Vimeo or YouTube as a single video. Please send video submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Make sure to submit via video audition. Do not come to the open call unless you are auditioning for paid non-union work and not the internship program.
Click here for our General Audition info: SCS Season 2024 Auditions
Directing and Dramaturgy Internship Applicants will need to submit a proposal, no more than 1 page in length, where you pitch your concept for a Shakespeare play. Be creative!
*Please note that while we receive submissions year-round, we do not review them until February of 2024.
We will be notifying applicants for interviews and making final decisions by April 2024.
For those applicants who identify as BIPOC or people of the Global Majority there is financial assistance in the form of the Tommy Gomez Scholarship for the internship. Please contact Rebecca Clark at email@example.com to be considered.
For more information or to ask questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Costume Design
- Directing and Dramaturgy
- Stage Management
- UCSC Administration and Marketing
- UCSC Production
If you are looking for a design category that is not explicitly listed here, please reach out directly to email@example.com to indicate your interest.