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.
Modest stipends are available for some positions; however, most internships are unpaid. 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.
Education Department Internships
Summer Internship Opportunities
The Alliance Theatre’s Education Department offers a variety of internships that can be used toward college credit at many schools. Opportunities range from working in the classroom as a Teaching Assistant for our Summer Drama Day Camps to assisting with preparation and execution of our Educator Conference. Interns will gain real-world experience in arts & education related fields and work under the guidance and mentorship of our guest artists and staff.
The Alliance Theatre Literary Internship is a 20 hour a week unpaid commitment for the entire season (August 5th through May 31). These dates are flexible. The Literary Intern works with the Associate Producer and the Artistic Assistant. They will read and copy scripts, assist with dramaturgical research, have the opportunity to write for the playbill, assist heavily with the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwright Competition, manage payment processing for artists, manage the script database, work on readings/workshops, and support the literary needs for each production, among other duties. This is a resume builder for people interested in dramaturgy, playwrighting, arts administration, and literary management. Undergraduates in the Atlanta area who can receive class credit or recent graduates on fellowships are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must be highly organized, analytical thinkers with excellent reading and writing skills. Multitasking, time management, creativity, and curiosity are required. Knowledge of contemporary American playwriting a plus.
Please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kenny Leon Internship
The Kenny Leon Internship is a season-long commitment that operates as a bridge opportunity for early-career artists of color. This is a skills-building/mastery position that is geared for those who want to learn more about arts administration while pursuing both personal and professional goals as artists. Potential candidates must have graduated with a major or minor in theatre or a theatre-related discipline.
The selected applicant will work in one of the following areas of interest: Audience Engagement, Literary, and Casting & Producing. Applications will close on May 25th, 2020.
The intern should expect to work 20 hours per week and will receive a small stipend of $2500.
The internship will begin on August 1, 2020 and conclude on May 31, 2021. These dates are flexible.
Due to Covid-19, this internship will be virtual until the Woodruff Arts Center campus reopens. At which point, the intern will be expected to work from the Alliance Theatre.
To apply, please complete the form located here.
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, year-long internship and fellowship program.
Alliance Theatre Spelman Leadership Interns
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 3, 2020 and conclude May 31, 2021 with an orientation day in May 2020.
Alliance Theatre Spelman Leadership Fellows
Each intern is 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 In the second year, the fellow will self-select into a specialty area and undertake project work specifically tailored to her area of concentration.
Only one fellow will be selected from the cohort of three interns.
Fellows should expect to work full-time at a competitive annual salary.
Fellowships begin June 1, 2021 and conclude May 31, 2023.
Applications are due on April 17, 2020. For details, please visit Spelman's website here.
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