We’ve compiled a list of the most common questions that prospective interns often ask. If you can’t find an answer here, feel free to contact us at email@example.com
Does KIDSTAGE offer paid internships?
KIDSTAGE offers both paid and unpaid internships. Our Summer Independent designers and directors receive a small cost-reimbursement stipend, designed to reimburse gas and food costs while at the theater; however, assistant positions do not receive compensation. All interns and assistant positions qualify as summer internships if your college or university accepts outside internships for credit. Please talk to your intern supervisor if you will require supervisor signatures to qualify for your school’s internship credits.
How competitive is the selection process?
KIDSTAGE receives many applications from highly qualified individuals from around the Pacific Northwest. We have limited internship opportunities and receive hundreds of applications every year. If you are not selected, please consider applying again in the future.
How does the selection process work?
Summer Internship applications are reviewed after the date of the submission deadline. A round of candidates will be interviewed in person, virtually, or over the phone. Some departments will request a second round of interviews.
Does KIDSTAGE offer housing?
At this time, KIDSTAGE is unable to offer housing. If housing is a concern about accepting an internship with KIDSTAGE, please let us know – we can provide resources to help find temporary housing for the summer in the Seattle area.
Does KIDSTAGE offer short–term or part–time internships?
All of KIDSTAGE’s internships are structured around our production and class schedule. If you are interested in short-term internships, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for volunteer opportunities.
Can an applicant apply to more than one internship?
Yes. Applicants can apply for as many internships as they are qualified for.
Are high school students or adults exploring new career paths eligible to apply for an internship?
KIDSTAGE internships are designed for undergraduate-aged students, 18-25. Students under the age of 18 who are interested in design and/or stage experience should apply for the Technical Training Program (located here) [link]. At this time, we do not offer internships for adults or graduate students.
Will I be able to hold a job during the program?
Interns work 20-40 hours per week depending on department. Please see the individual internship descriptions for more specifics regarding hours and schedule. Many of our past participants have been able to find morning, weekend, and/or freelance work around our production, classroom, or rehearsal schedules. We recommend you discuss during your interview if/how a part time job would fit around your internship(s) of choice.
If I am not offered an internship, can I apply again?
Yes. We receive a great number of qualified applicants each year and have limited internship spots available, so if you feel the program would still be beneficial to you or you have gained a little more experience, please re–apply.