Internships & Fellowships
The Alliance Theatre’s Internship Program offers a rich and challenging experience for qualified college students and recent graduates who are actively pursuing careers in professional theatre. Intended to serve as a bridge between one’s collegiate and professional lives, Alliance Internships provide hands-on experiences in the day-to-day workings of a professional theatre. Interns have the opportunity to refine their practical and critical thinking skills through close interaction with Alliance staff and artists. Alliance internships require that each intern be mature, self-reliant, articulate, able to work effectively in a highly collaborative environment, and able to demonstrate competence in his or her specific area of interest.
All internships are paid. Academic credit is awarded at the discretion of the intern’s college or university. The Alliance Theatre does not provide housing or housing stipends. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Alliance Theatre is an equal opportunity employer.
Spelman Internship & Fellowship Program
The not-for-profit cultural sector is challenged by a lack of diversity in its top leadership roles. This situation is not attributable to a lack of capable candidates for leadership but is due to a lack of intentional cultivation of prospective leaders of color, particularly by larger institutions. In order to address these challenges and provide the national field with an annually growing pool of highly qualified candidates, the Alliance Theatre seeks rising Spelman seniors to participate in a paid, one year-long internship program and recent Spelman graduates to participate in a paid, two year-long fellowship program.
Alliance Theatre Spelman Leadership Internship
Beginning in 2016, the Alliance Theatre selected three rising seniors from Spelman College to serve as paid interns at the Theatre for a full year.
These paid internships are designed specifically to prepare students to succeed in a competitive job market. Interns will be able to tailor their involvement at the Theatre to their particular interests and have regular access to mentorship opportunities and career readiness training.
Interns should expect to work 10 hours per week and receive $15/hr.
Internships begin September 5, 2023, and conclude May 31, 2024, with an orientation day in Summer 2023.
Applications are currently closed. Please check back in early 2023 for more information about next year’s application process.
Alliance Theatre Spelman Leadership Fellowship
Spelman interns and recent Spelman graduates are eligible to apply for a two-year, full-time fellowship at the Alliance following the conclusion of the internship program. The fellowship is designed to give participants experience in artistic or executive leadership in the not-for-profit cultural sector and will be tailored to support the interests of the recipient. In their first year, fellows will receive a broad orientation to the full range of the organization’s programs and activities.
During the second year, the fellow will travel to Oregon Shakespeare Festival and St. Louis Repertory Theater to continue to develop leadership and management skills under the leadership of Artistic Directors Nataki Garett and Hana Shariff.
Requires a professional demeanor, service oriented, communication skills and strong organizational abilities, all handled with efficiency, confidence, and a collaborative spirit. Team player motivated to join projects with high curiosity. Must be a Spelman Graduate within the last 5 years of applying.
Fellows should expect to work full-time at a competitive annual salary.
Fellowships begin June 1, 2023, and conclude May 31, 2025.
Applications are curently closed. Please check back in early 2023 for more information about next year’s application process.
National Vision BIPOC Stage Management Fellowship
Candidates must 1) identify as a BIPOC theatre maker, 2) be an MFA in Stage Management student in their final year or have graduated from an MFA in Stage Management program in the past 3 years, and 3) be willing to relocate to Atlanta, Georgia for the fellowship.
Applications are currently closed.
Kenny Leon Internship
The Kenny Leon Internship is a season-long commitment that operates as a bridge opportunity for early-career BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) arts professionals. This is a part-time position geared toward those who want to learn more about arts administration while pursuing both personal and professional goals as artists in Atlanta. Potential candidates must have graduated with a major or minor in theatre or a theatre-related discipline OR have one to three years of comparable experience in the arts.
The selected applicant will work in the following areas of interest: Audience Engagement, Literary, and New Work Development.
The intern should expect to work 20 hours per week and will receive $15/hour and parking at the Woodruff Arts Center.
Applications are now closed for the 2022-23 Kenny Leon Internship. Please check back in early 2023 for more information about next year’s application process.
Please contact Kay Nilest (Kay.Nilest@alliancetheatre.org) with any questions.