Summer Internships

Explore your potential with a
Grand Summer Internship!

If you don’t know what you want to be when you grow up but you are considering a career in the theater, The Grand Opera House has an opportunity for you! The Grand Summer Internship is an intensive exploration of non-profit management and theatrical production from all angles.

Who Should apply for the internship?

We encourage anyone who is interested in pursuing any aspect of theatre to apply. This is a great opportunity for motivated individuals to learn about what happens behind the scenes of a production. This experience is great for anyone who is considering a theater degree or has already decided to work in the theatre, teach theatre, or looks forward to being a part of a community theater in the future. Interns get a chance to work with theater professionals in a hands-on learning environment in all aspects of theater including:

• Set construction and painting
• Costume construction
• Lighting Hang and Focus
• Stage Management

• Marketing and Public Relations
• Arts administration
• Box Office and Front of House

What are the details?

The Grand offers a limited number of paid summer internships for those seeking their place in the world of theatre. The program is open to students ages 18-24. Interns work closely with our staff each day in the areas of non-profit management and theatrical production.

This 12 week intensive program will begin Monday, May 20, 2024 and end on Sunday, August 11, 2024. Compensation is an $2,000 stipend for the 12-week internship, paid in installments every 2 weeks.

Deadline to apply is March 31, 2024.

Only applications with all of the following will be considered:
  • A completed Application
  • A short essay, 500-750 words, or a cover letter to tell us about yourself and why you would like to be an intern at The Grand Opera House.
  • Attach your resume, including at least two references and/or letters of recommendation.

For more information, contact:
Nick Halder
Executive and Artistic Director




• Q: What hours will I be working?

A: The hours vary greatly, and depend upon the needs of the shows or the specific project an intern may be working on. Interns will work with their supervisor to determine their schedule. They can expect to work most weekdays for roughly 6-8 hours, with the possibility of evening and weekend hours.

• Q: What if the internship starts before I am done with school?

A: We are willing to make some accommodations for students who are completing their course work. Please make sure that you include this information in your application.

• Q: What if I already have a trip scheduled for this summer? Or I have orientation for college?

A: In the past, we have been able to work around some previous engagements. Please include all dates for potential conflicts with your application. We are much more likely to work around a conflict we are aware of upfront than something you tell us about after the fact. Also, a substantial number of conflicts within the dates of the internship may affect the status of your application, or continued employment.