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 launched the Spelman Leadership Fellows Program in 2016.
This program is the first mentorship program of its kind partnering a regional theatre with an historically Black college and university, guaranteed paid part-time employment to three Spelman seniors, and full-time employment for two years to a Fellow. Each woman participating completes their time at the Alliance with a resume of work experience at one of the largest regional theatres in the country and an expanded network of connections, all in their early 20s. The goal – to invest in the next generation of Black women and put an end to the excuse there are no Black women with the skillsets needed to occupy the c-suites of for-profits, non-profits, and government agencies.
Alliance Theatre Spelman Leadership Internship
The Spelman Leadership Internship program is a 9-month learning opportunity where Spelman seniors work 10 hours a week learning about things such as arts administration, theater management, marketing, development, education, and production. Interns will be immersed in various departments for a designated amount of time and learn from a working professional in that field. Throughout their internship, interns will have access to professional rehearsal rooms, community engagement events, board meetings, auditions, and other Alliance events. Interns will rotate through the theater in 4-6 week increments across departments guided by department leadership and managers to complete meaningful tasks, projects, and assignments. Rotations include personal meet-and greet sessions facilitated by Program Co-Directors featuring key members of that department.
Interns should expect to work 10 hours per week and receive $15/hr.
Internships begin August 2023 and conclude May 2024.
Applications for 2023/24 season are now closed. We will begin accepting applications for next year in the Spring!
Alliance Theatre Spelman Leadership Fellowship
Current Spelman interns 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.
Fellows should expect to work full-time at a competitive annual salary.
Fellowships begin June 1, 2023 and conclude May 31, 2025.
For questions about both the Spelman Internship and the Spelman Fellowship, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Vision BIPOC Stage Management Fellowship
Candidates must 1) identify as a BIPOC theater 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.
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 theater or a theater-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: Literary, New Work Development, and Audience Engagement.
The intern should expect to work 20 hours per week and will receive $18/hour and parking at the Woodruff Arts Center.
Applications are now closed for the 23/24 Kenny Leon Internship.
Please contact Kay Nilest (Kay.Nilest@alliancetheatre.org) with any questions.