Adopt a Center Stage Intern

Support the future of professional theater.

For over 25 years, Center Stage has cultivated the next generation of theater makers through its Professional Internship Program. This highly competitive program helps bridge the gap between academic study and professional theater by providing early-career artists and administrators with hands-on experience and professional guidance. Center Stage welcomes a new class of 15 to 20 different administrative, artistic, and production interns each season.

For the 2015/16 Season, Center Stage is pleased to offer internships in the following areas:

Artistic Director • Artistic & Dramaturgy • Audience Relations • Audio • Carpentry • Company Management • Community Programs & Education • Costumes • Development • Digital Media • Graphics • Lighting • Management • Marketing & Public Relations • Multimedia • Production Management • Properties • Scenic Art • Stage Management

Adopt a Center Stage Intern today!

Apart from the professional benefits, Center Stage interns also receive free housing and a weekly stipend. Generous donors like you help make this possible. Thank you for supporting the success of future theater professionals!

You can sponsor a Center Stage intern for:

One year ($4,000)*
One semester ($2,000)
__# of weeks ($100 per week)

*Full-year intern sponsors may choose a specific internship to be named in their honor for the 2015/16 Season. Contact Alyson Jacques at 410.986.4022 or

Reflections from the 2014/15 Intern Class

   Andrew Stromyer, Community Programs & Education Intern
My time here at Center Stage has been nothing short of extraordinary. I am so fortunate to have worked with such a fantastic and welcoming group of people that helped me grow as both a teacher and artist in ways I never expected. I am so thankful to the Community Programs & Education Department and Center Stage as a whole for providing me with such a great experience.

  Maggie Foley, Scenic Arts, Scene Shop Intern
Center Stage has definitely been a learning experience from the small shops to the big ideas. It's a great stepping-stone post-college and the connections are there for you to make them. It provides an insight into what your everyday life would look like living at a regional theater.
  Neil Parikh, Managing Director’s Fellow
After spending the first 3 years of my career in management consulting, I took a huge leap of faith in entering the unfamiliar world of theater as the Managing Director’s Fellow at Center Stage. I could not have been rewarded with a more fulfilling experience. Upon completing my fellowship, I will be moving to Los Angeles to enter the fulltime MBA program at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.
  Brandon Rashad Butts, Artistic Director’s Intern
When I arrived, I expected to learn the ins and outs of what it takes to run a major regional theater. What I got was so much more. From learning administration to assisting on five out of seven of the plays this season, my growth as a theater artist under Kwame's mentorship far surpassed what I imagined.
  Arrenvy Bilinski, Managing Director’s Intern
The program description of the Professional Internship Program does not even begin to describe how incredibly hands on and immersive this experience truly is. I am constantly baffled by the amount of trust these individuals put in me to carry out significant projects, and am ever thankful for the opportunity that this year has lent itself to. Thank you Center Stage!
  Joshua Thomas, Community Programs & Education Fellow
In my second year, I have grown tremendously from the Fellowship. The Center Stage community is the most loving, nurturing place that I could imagine working in and I appreciate this program for allowing me the opportunity to do life with these people and to do work in the community that matters.

Astoria Avilés, Development Fellow

My time at Center Stage has been truly a fulfilling experience. I have grown personally and professionally over the last two years. I learned how to work both with a team and for an institution full of great people who make great art happen. I am thankful for this opportunity and feel fortunate to have made such lasting friendships.

Hannah Rennicke, Production Intern

Center Stage gives you the experience of working with a variety of professionals with diverse artistic backgrounds. As an intern I was involved in several projects and further developed my knowledge of the inner-workings of an arts organization. The internship program is a great stepping stone between a degree and a career in professional theater.

Learn more about our Professional Internship Program.