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HUNTER COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE
INTERNSHIP GUIDELINES

Theatre internships can be pursued in the areas of general production, stage management, theatre management, development, literary management, costume design, scenic design, lighting design, sound design, props, electrics, scenic art, artistic direction, company management, casting, marketing, producing, and general management.

If you are interested in an internship contact our Internship Coordinator: Prof. Louisa Thompson - LThomp@hunter.cuny.edu or Prof. Deepsikha Chatterjee - dchatter@hunter.cuny.edu

You can also find more information about internships in the arts here: http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/arts/copy_of_internships


CREDIT
The Hunter College Department of Theatre allows majors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, the completion of at least 1 RCA, and the recommendation of a department faculty member to receive independent study credit for an internship. Internships can occur at any point in the year. The number of credits is determined by the number of hours of the internship and any additional factors the faculty advisor feels are relevant.

HOW TO SEEK AN INTERNSHIP

Students are responsible for researching available internship opportunities. Students must provide detailed information about the internship, the institution, and contact information for the person who will be in charge of the internship.  Most theatres have their own application process and deadlines for internships that must be followed by students.  We recommend beginning the research process at least a full semester before the proposed internship period.

Any student seeking an internship must have a faculty advisor for the internship. Students may speak with the Department advisor, Department Chair, or Department Internship coordinator to determine the best faculty member to advise the internship. The internship advisor will speak with the host institution and help determine the legitimacy of the internship, the activities in which the student will participate, the guidelines for expected behavior, and the support that the student will receive. The advisor will help the student complete a department internship contract that includes details about the internship that will be signed by the the host institution, the student, and the faculty advisor. The faculty advisor will assign a written component to the internship that the student must submit at the completion of the internship.

INTERNSHIP SCHOLARSHIPS

Hunter’s new Office of the Arts (OOA) is making awards to undergraduate students with unpaid internships in the arts this Summer 2015

Awards of $1500 for 4 weeks (full-time) and $3000 for 8 weeks (full-time) will be granted. Note: Student must have received an internship before applying for an Office of the Arts Summer Internships Award.

 

For more information about the internship scholarship, contact Dara Meyers-Kingsley: dmeyersk@hunter.cuny.edu or visit http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/arts/copy_of_internships

 

GIG PREP
Gig prep events are scheduled throughout the year to inform students about internship opportunities, the application process, and best practices regarding resumes, cover letters, and professionalism. Guest speakers from prominent New York City Theatres, as well as students who have had internship experiences to share are part of these events.

INSTITUTIONS THAT HAVE PROVIDED INTERNSHIPS IN THE PAST
Roundabout Theatre Company, Clubbed Thumb Theatre, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, New York Stage and Film, Jujamcyn Theatres, Pulse Theater, Endstation Theatre.

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