The Internship Program is for current students or early-career professionals looking for an introduction to arts administration or production. This program provides direct interaction with and access to Commonwealth Artists Student Theatre.
Internships are available in the following departments:
Administrative – Interns could assist the CAST management team with operations, personnel management, daily financial duties, fundraising (such as grant applications and proposals, executing special events, donor interactions, etc.), marketing & public relations (such as electronic media, execution of marketing strategies, preparing and submitting press materials, social networking, media and web site editing and maintenance, assisting with media inquiries and interviews, photo calls, grassroots marketing, etc.), patron services (such as assisting in phone sales and ticketing systems, scheduling and communicating with volunteers, interacting with patrons, etc.) and photography/media. This position offers a great opportunity to understand the administrative side of theater and not-for-profit management through participation in the day-to-day operations of theatre.
This could include Administration/General Management, Development/Fundraising/Special Events, Marketing & Public Relations, Patron Services, and/or Photography/Media
Artistic & Education - Interns could work directly with the Artistic Director or the Directors of productions. Responsibilities include daily administrative tasks, observing rehearsals, research and dramaturgical work, learn numerous teaching methodologies, etc. In addition to administrative and management-related duties, creative opportunities are available depending on the Intern’s experience and talents.
This could include Artistic/Casting, Directing, Dramaturgy/Education
Production & Design - Based on area of expertise/strength/interest, interns work alongside CAST’s professional staff creating for all productions. Interns are heavily involved in the planning and coordinating of the technical element they are placed. Interns assist with management and communication within that department(s), as well as coordinate with designers and other departments.
This could include Costume Construction & Design, Lighting Tech & Design, Production Management, Props, Scenic Construction & Design, Scenic Painting & Design, Sound Tech & Design, Stage Management, Technical Direction
Please read this information carefully:
The 2021 Internships will run from May 12 - July 31, 2021. In special circumstances, these dates can be flexible depending on the needs of the candidate.
All internship applications require a completed application, resume, two references and one letter of recommendation.
Be at least 18 years old
Currently be a student or have equivalent professional experience
Be able to commit to a three-month program
Reside in, or be able to relocate to, Cincinnati over the summer
Have a strong desire to work in one of the departments offered for the internship and express this interest in the application
Carefully read through the instructions and submit a thoughtfully completed application
Pay: Summer interns are unpaid positions; interns can either volunteer or apply for academic credit (and we are happy to accommodate academic credit requirements).
Perks: Professional Development and networking opportunities, free tickets to CAST productions, and more
APPLY FOR THE 2021 SUMMER INTERNSHIP
Applications for the 2021 Summer Internship Program are due on Friday, April 9th, 2021.
For questions, please contact Amy Burgess.