Summer Independent Internships

Summer Independent interns are part of a unique program focused on providing an environment for young aspiring theatre professionals to collaborate and produce a musical. Together, the Summer Independent interns produce a full-length musical that is completely directed, designed, managed, performed, and crewed by high school and college aged students. Interns are paired with professional Seattle theatre artists working in their respective disciplines who provide guidance and mentorship. The Summer Independent internships provide access to all Village Theatre facilities and resources for the duration of the summer.

Applications for summer 2023 are now closed. Thank you to all who applied. Check back in December for information about summer 2024.

The Summer Independent Internship program includes:

  • A customized learning plan
  • 20-40 hours per week of hands-on experiential learning
  • Direct mentorship by a theatre professional
  • A progressive learning experience that can potentially lead to paid positions
  • Theatre skills applicable to career opportunities
  • The promotion of positive values through art

Internships are available in a variety of design, management, and crew positions. View the full list of positions below.

Assistant positions are available for all internships, as well as Directing, Music Directing, and Choreography Assistants. All students interested in assistant positions should apply using the Internship Application.

Important Dates

  • All applications for Summer Independent Design and Assistant positions are due by or before February 1, 2023.
  • Production meetings and design deadlines begin in April, with rehearsals starting in June and performances late July 2023.

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