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.


Literary Internship

The Alliance Theatre Literary Internship is a 20-30 hour a week unpaid commitment for the entire season (September 1 through May 30). The Literary Intern works closely with the Director of New Projects, reading and copying scripts, managing research, doing some writing, designing lobby boards, leading pre- and post-show discussions, and working closely with the administration of the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwright Competition. This is a resume builder for people interested in dramaturgy and/or a terrific learning experience for those applying to graduate school in playwriting. Undergraduates in the Atlanta area who can receive class credit or recent graduates on fellowships are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must have excellent public speaking, research and writing skills, and strong computer and organization skills. Knowledge of contemporary American playwriting a plus. Must be self starters able to pursue tasks independently.

Applicants looking for graduate credit for internships for smaller periods or project specific experiences also encouraged to apply. 

We will be accepting applications for this internship beginning in early 2019.


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 theatre management 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 in the current calendar year or earlier from a university or college in the metro Atlanta area. 

The selected applicant will work in one of the following areas of interest: Literary, Casting, Producing, Assistant Directing, or Assistant Design (Sets, Lights, Sound, or Projection).

The intern should expect to work at least 20 hours per week, and will receive a small stipend of $2500.

Applications for the 2018-19 season are closed. We will begin accepting applications for the 2019-20 season in early 2019.

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 will select 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 a small stipend.
Internships begin August 13, 2018 and conclude May 31, 2019.

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, 2017 and conclude May 31, 2019.

The application process is currently closed.  We will start accepting applicants for internships in January 2019.

Full details about the program can be found here.


Education Department Internships

Spring Break & Summer Internship Opportunities

The Alliance Theatre’s Education Department offers a variety of internships that can be used toward high school community service and 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.

Spring Break & Summer Internship & Teaching Assistant Application

Internship Program Descriptions

High School Teaching Assistant Opportunities

Must be at least 16 years old.

Join the Team! Be part of the excitement inside our classrooms by becoming a Teaching Assistant with our Drama Day Camps. As a teaching assistant you will participate everyday in the classroom along with the students. You will learn valuable leadership skills, earn community service credit, earn class hours, and have fun! There are a limited number of positions available. You must be 16 years of age when camp starts. All interested applicants must fill out an application will have an interview with the producer and camp manager.

Spring Break & Summer Internship & Teaching Assistant Application

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