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Internships & Fellowships

The goal of Arena Stage's fellowship and internship program is to cultivate the next generation of theater professionals by providing the highest standard of training through immersion in the art and business of producing theater. Successful candidates for both programs are highly motivated individuals who have arts-related experience and training, as well as a passion for the exploration of the human condition through the dramatic forms.

The Allen Lee Hughes Fellowship & Internship Program offers personalized training and in-depth, hands-on experience with seasoned professionals in artistic and technical production, arts administration, arts education and community outreach. All fellowship and internship programs are also supplemented with the following:

  • Mentorship from a senior staff member
  • Professional development workshops
  • Monthly meetings with directors, designers and senior staff administrators who provide insight into the overall management of the theater.

Arena Stage provides a weekly stipend for all internships and fellowships. We are unable to provide housing.

Click here to apply for 2015-2016 fellowships

Click here to apply for 2015 summer internships

Fellowship details and application requirements

Fellowships are designed for recent graduates (undergraduate or graduate) and career changers interested in pursuing a career in the professional theater. Arena Stage is accepting applications for 2015-2016 season fellowships in Artistic Development (Literary), Artistic Development (Casting), Community Engagement (Outreach), Community Engagement (Education), Communications, Publications/Graphic Design, Company Management, Directing, Lighting, Management and Stage Management

Dates: Fellowships are only available for full-time, full-season commitments of 30-44 weeks.

Compensation: Weekly stipend of $295.00

How to Apply: Click here to apply for a 2015-2016 season fellowship. Applications should be returned to

Click here for Fellowship disciplines

The deadline for 2015-2016 season fellowship applications is Friday March 13th, 2015.


Summer internships are appropriate for college students, graduate students, recent graduates, or career changers. Arena Stage is accepting applications for summer 2015 internships in Community Engagement (Outreach), Community Engagement (Education), Development, Management, Special Events and Production.

Dates: Summer internships are full-time and require an 8-12 week commitment between June and August

Compensation: Weekly stipend of $150.00

How to Apply: Click here to apply for a 2015 summer internship. Applications should be returned to

Click here for Summer Internship disciplines

The deadline for 2015 summer internship applications is Friday March 20th, 2015.


Semester-long internships may become available depending on department needs.

Arena Stage is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Arena champions diversity throughout the organization and in the community and strongly encourages applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups.