Baltimore Center Stage: Internships


The Katherine Vaughns Internship Program 

Introducing young people to a full season working in a professional theater setting.

The Katherine Vaughns Internship Program gives recent graduates an opportunity to spend a season working in a professional theater setting. The program was recently named for long-time trustee Katherine Vaughns, a supporter and lover of the arts.

For more than 30 years, Center Stage has helped cultivate the next generation of theater makers through its highly competitive program, which helps bridge the gap between university and professional theater by providing early-career artists and administrators with hands-on experience and guidance. Center Stage welcomes a new class of 13 administrative, artistic, and production interns each season.

Applications for the 2018/19 Season are now closed.


  • Pay: Thanks to funding from generous donors, Baltimore Center Stage is able to pay interns a small weekly stipend. Interns often have the chance to make additional income by working in the box office, house managing, and bartending.
  • Great Location: Baltimore Center Stage is located in Baltimore's vibrant Mount Vernon Cultural District, convenient to the Inner Harbor, restaurants, and urban nightlife. Baltimore is also a short ride away from the dynamic scenes of New York and Washington, DC.
  • Academic Credit: In some instances, students can receive academic credit for an internship. Baltimore Center Stage will work with the intern to meet his or her school’s credit requirements. However, the intern is ultimately responsible for those arrangements.
  • Professional Development: Interns are offered the following opportunities to help further develop their professional careers:
    • Intern Seminars  - These regular meetings are an opportunity for interns to learn from and network with theater professionals.
    • Portfolio Reviews - Interns are encouraged to keep their portfolios updated throughout the season for portfolio reviews.
    • Evaluations -  Interns are evaluated within 90 days of arrival and again at the end of the internship. Evaluations provide a formal framework within which to discuss progress, identify goals, and articulate mutual expectations.


  • Applicants must commit full time to one entire season at Baltimore Center Stage typically from mid-August to early June.
  • Because of the time-consuming nature of securing visas for foreign students, we are unable to accept applications for non-US citizens.


Application Requirements

  • Completed Application
  • Portfolio/Work Samples Certain internships require a portfolio or work samples be submitted with your application. Please refer to the internship descriptions for portfolio and work sample guidelines. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Professional Resume Please include two references (no letters of recommendation please).
  • Cover Letter (1-2 pages) Please use this as an opportunity to show us your personality, including information not found elsewhere in your application. Within body of your cover letter, please answer the following questions:
    • How have your experiences in theater and the performing arts brought you to where you are today?
    • How will these experiences support your work at Baltimore Center Stage?
    • Where would you like to see yourself in the future?



Applications for the 2018/19 Season are available here.

We are no longer accepting applications for Summer Internships. Thank you for your interest.

If you have a specific question about the Katherine Vaughns Internship Program, please email us at


Unique Opportunity! Become a Camp BCS Counselor!

This part-time, summer internship lets you work in a professional theater, develop your skills as an artist and arts educator, and support the growth of young theater artists. Applicants must be 18+ years of age by Summer 2018.

Apply here