College Internships With ASC

Summer College Internships With ASC

Internship Opportunities

In the summer of 2019, ASC’s Education Department will offer three internship opportunities, detailed below. The internships are designed to allow qualified undergraduate students to learn about Teaching Artistry and arts administration while gaining valuable work experience.

Shakespeare Superheroes Internship: The Shakespeare Superheroes Intern will assist in several sessions of Shakespeare Superheroes, a summer camp designed to introduce elementary and middle school students to the language, stories, characters, and ideas in Shakespeare’s plays in imaginative and playful ways. The Intern will assist ASC’s professional Teaching Artists in leading theater games, teaching stage combat and dances, and helping students rehearse scenes and monologues from Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, or The Taming of the Shrew in preparation for a final performance for family and friends. Camp sessions will be located at the Decatur Friends Meeting House and at the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse. When the Shakespeare Superheroes Intern is not in the classroom, he or she will complete administrative work in the Education Department, which will include completing projects relating to curriculum development, program production, sales, and fundraising. This position is full-time, Monday through Friday beginning Wednesday May 22, 2019 and ending Tuesday July 30, 2019. The ideal candidate for this internship is a college undergraduate studying acting, directing, theatre, education, or English literature who has significant experience teaching performing arts to young children.

Shakespeare Intensive for Teens Internships: The two Shakespeare Intensive for Teens Interns will assist in Shakespeare Intensive for Teens (SIT), which is an audition-based student summer program for teenagers, who rehearse and perform a Shakespeare play and gain pre-professional training in performing Shakespeare. One SIT intern will work in the June session of SIT, which runs from June 3 to June 28, with student performances on June 29, 30, and 31. The other SIT Intern will work in the July session of SIT, which runs from July 1 to July 26, with student performances on July 27, 28, and 29. Both sessions of SIT will be located at the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse. When an SIT Intern is not in the classroom, he or she will complete administrative work in the Education Department, which will include completing projects relating to curriculum development, program production, sales, and fundraising. This position is full-time, Monday through Friday beginning on Wednesday May 22, 2019 and ending on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. The ideal candidates for the two SIT Internship positions are college undergraduates studying acting, directing, theater, or theater education who have substantial performance experience and experience teaching performing arts to older children and teenagers. SIT Internship candidates should indicate in their letter of interest if they have skills in any of the following categories: other types of performance, clown work, dance, stage combat, costuming, and stage management.

Application Instructions

To apply for an internship, complete the online application here by March 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Applicants should expect to hear about the status of their application within three business days of submitting their application and all applicants will be contacted by March 4.

We will conduct interviews with applicants by invitation only at the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse or via Skype throughout March.

We expect to notify applicants of our decision by April 1, 2019.

Additional Information

ASC does not offer summer housing, and applicants should be living in the Atlanta area during the internship. Interns should have reliable and flexible transportation to and from the theater each day. Intern schedules can vary weekly, so we encourage you not to rely solely on rides from friends and family.

All former interns applying again must send letter of intent and resumes but do not need recommendation letters to be considered again. Please follow the instructions in the online application form.

ASC Interns will receive an honorarium to help offset costs of participating in the internship.

ASC Staff Contact Information

Please contact Associate Director of Education Development and internship supervisor Samantha Smith at with any questions relating to Summer College Internships with ASC.