Internship Program

The Wilma Internship Program provides opportunities to gain valuable experience working at a highly respected regional theater. Interns will learn new skills while being mentored by experienced theater professionals.

Our interns serve an important function at the Wilma and are treated as valued members of the staff. Although all interns apply to work within a specific department, interns will likely assist in other departments at some point during their internship due to the Wilma’s collaborative work environment.

A typical intern will:

  • make a long-term commitment of at least 8 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks.
  • have completed at least one year of college.
  • receive academic credit, if requested.
  • receive complimentary tickets to Wilma productions.

Positions usually begin around the start of each academic semester, but there is some flexibility with start and end times.

Artistic & Literary Internships

Artistic/Literary Interns will assist Artistic and Literary departments in reading and reporting on scripts, helping to maintain our literary database, doing dramaturgical research related to the plays of our season, assisting with auditions, helping to maintain our actor database, assisting with special events, and performing clericals duties such as copying, scanning, and various other administrative tasks. Interns are also able to observe HotHouse Company sessions and rehearsals and may assist with administrative work to support the HotHouse Company, such as taking line notes on productions and general notetaking in meetings. Many former interns have gone on to graduate school and work at institutions such as Actors Theatre of Louisville, Playwrights Horizons and The O’Neill. Candidates must have academic and practical experience in theater, and display strong written, verbal and analytical skills.

The Artistic Department is currently accepting applications for a Literary and Artistic Intern. This internship will take place from February 14th, 2022 through June 30th, 2022 with a maximum of 12 hours per week. Interns will be paid at a rate of $15/hr. Please note that this internship will be a hybrid model between virtual and in-person work. Some tasks may be done virtually at home, but all applicants should expect to be meeting at the Wilma with Artistic Staff for a few hours a week as part of the internship.

Application deadline: Sunday, January 9, 2022.

Please note that in correspondence with the Wilma Theater COVID Safety Plan, it is required for all staff, including interns, to be fully vaccinated. If hired, proof of vaccination will be required. 

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