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Internship applications for the 2018 Summer Season are now being accepted. Interviews will be conducted between late November – January. Cover letter, resume, references, and completed application form are required for consideration. Please contact Danielle Taylor at dtaylor@dmmo.org with any questions.

To apply, please visit the link below:
2018 Internship Application

Interns receive a daily stipend, free housing, and a travel stipend.

Early response is encouraged; notifications for phone and in person interviews will start to go out end of January 2018. All applicants must be over the age of 18. 

MEMBERS OF THE 2017 DESIGN AND PRODUCTION INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

  • In 2017, 20 interns came from 13 different states picked from over 225 applications (Acceptance rate of 9%)
  • In 2017, 99% came from universities and colleges working on a B.A or B.F.A in some aspect of theatre design or production
  • Interns are picked from all different backgrounds: Technical Production, Technical Theatre, Theatre Arts, Stage Management, & all design degrees
  • Average age of applicant varies from year to year but most applicants are between 18 and 21

MEMBERS OF THE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM GET TO WORK ALONGSIDE AND LEARN FROM

  • 30 Production Staff, 8 Designers, and 4 Directors from around the country and world.
  • Production Staff and Designers who work at a variety of opera companies, theatre companies and production companies during the year.


Design and Production Internship
Interns receive a daily stipend, free housing, and a travel stipend.

Early response is encouraged; notifications for phone and in person interviews will start to go out end of January 2018. All applicants must be over the age of 18. 

Design And Production Internship:

Stage Operations: Crews technical and dress rehearsals, work notes, repertory changeovers and run crew. 6 interns. 

Carpentry Department: Works in the shop in the production of two shows and assist with load ins when needed. There are no run crew duties. 1 intern. 

Paint Department: Works with the paint crew in the painting of all set pieces, drops and paint notes. This department has a varied schedule including overnights. There are no run crew duties. 1 intern.

Properties Department: Works with the construction, alteration, and fabrication of all props. Run Crew Chief and Interns run shows and assist properties artisans in notes and repairs. 2 interns.

Wardrobe Department: Works on assisting fittings and alterations for seasonal costume rental with some costume construction. Interns also assist the Wardrobe Supervisor with the running of performances as dressers. 2-3 interns.

Electrics Department: Works on hanging, circuiting and focusing of the season plot; perform daily changeovers; run special effects during productions; assist with the setup of audio/visual equipment. 2-3 interns.

Stage Management Department: 3.5 weeks of rehearsal, technical rehearsals, running shows. Each intern is assigned to two productions. 2 interns.

Hair & Makeup Department: Daily maintenance and setting of wigs, pre-performance application of wigs and makeup and assist with chorus quick changes. 2 interns.