The Hippodrome Theatre’s Internship Program offers hands-on experience in the region’s premier professional theatre and cultural center.
Interns work closely with our staff and guest artists. Each intern is responsible for accomplishing goals set by his/her departmental supervisor. Many departments at the Hipp include project-based activities, providing our interns with opportunities to work independently and see their efforts come to fruition.
• Experience working in a professional regional theatre.
• Experience working in a non-profit arts organization.
• Involvement in 6 to 8 professional productions (3 to 4 if term is only one semester), as well as second-stage productions and special events.
• Exposure to and/or experience in other areas of production and arts administration, and the ability to communicate and work collaboratively with artists.
• Knowledge of the rules and practices of the Actors Equity Association.
• Presentation skills, portfolio materials, and the ability to articulate your creative process others.
• Job and/or graduate school recommendations.
Send your cover letter cover letter, resume/CV, and references as .doc or .pdf files to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Put your name and the name of the internship(s) to which you are applying in the subject line of the email. Example: Maria Lopez – Education Internship.
Applicants in production, such as costumes or props, may also send a digital portfolio of relevant images.
You will be contacted via phone or email ONLY if you are selected for an interview or asked to supply additional information. Not all applicants will be asked to interview. We receive a high volume of internship applicants, so we are not able to provide status reports on the review process.
Q: What internships do you offer?
A: Internships for which we are accepting applications are listed under CURRENT OPENINGS. Internships routinely offered at the Hippodrome include the following: Arts Administration, ASM, Cinema, Company Management, Costumes, Development, Education, IT, Lighting, Marketing, Production, Props, Public Relations, and Sound.
Q: Are Hippodrome interns paid?
A: Yes, our full-time production interns are paid. Although we are a not-for-profit theatre, we do provide small weekly stipends to our full-time interns to help offset living expenses.
Q: Can I be an intern and also hold an outside job?
A: The demands of a full-time Hippodrome internship make it very difficult (if not impossible) to hold an outside job at the same time. Full-time interns and part-time interns who are also enrolled in college classes are strongly discouraged from having outside employment.
Q: Does the Hippodrome provide housing for interns?
A: The Hippodrome has limited housing availability (typically apartments shared with 1-2 other interns). Housing is given first to actors, and then to full-time interns. Housing is not available for part-time interns.
Q: What about transportation?
A: Having your own car is required for most marketing assignments, as they require travel around the Gainesville area. Full-time interns must have their own transportation to get themselves to and from the theatre.
Q: How do I know if I’m eligible for a Hippodrome internship?
A: Review the individual internship descriptions. If you are at least 18 years of age and meet the education and skill requirements of a posted internship, you are welcome to apply.
Q: What are the application deadlines?
A: Applications are accepted until a position is filled. Applications are reviewed in the order in which they were received. It is recommended that applicants apply as soon as openings are posted.
Queries about our internship program:
Director of Operations & Intern Coordinator