Internships are designed to provide participants with a learning opportunity within our artistic, production, and administration areas. Opportunities exist in many areas of the festival. In most of these areas, prior theatre experience is not required.

This is a 2-4 month experience that is designed to provide a professional development opportunity for emerging artists and aspiring arts administrators. Recipients are paired with an OSF company member and receive mentorship in their respective discipline. In general, 15-20 internships are offered every year across disciplines. Internships may fulfill academic requirements, which would be determined by the respective applicant’s academic institution if applicable. Internships are unpaid learning opportunities. Housing and travel are not provided for Internships.

Please note: The categories listed below are the areas in the festival where Internships are currently offered. If you are interested in applying within an area that is not listed above, please send a letter of inquiry to: [email protected] to confirm if we are able to provide you with that opportunity.

Candidates for Internships must be a high school graduate or have at least one year of work experience. Applicants interested in an Internship in Stage Management and any of the design and production areas must have at least one year of experience in their area of interest, a year of experience in an academic environment will be considered.

All candidates must be available for a minimum of 25 hours a week, which will include attending a weekly meeting every Thursday from 9AM to 12PM during your tenure - your exact schedule will be negotiated with your respective department. Please Note: Stage Management Interns must be available Tuesday to Sunday from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m - specific schedule will be based on the rehearsal schedule.

Additionally, if you’re selected you may be required to begin your tenure as early as January and complete your tenure as late as August. For this reason, applicants with the most time available between January and August are best poised to be selected if an offer is made.

The application deadline for priority consideration is July 1st every year for the following season – so, if you are interested in receiving an Internship during our 2015 season and you want priority consideration, your application is due July 1, 2014.

If you miss the deadline, you are still encouraged to submit an application for an Internship as unforeseen needs arise. Applicants that apply after the deadline will be considered if there are not any qualified candidates in the pool of applicants that applied prior to the deadline.

FAIR currently offers Internships in the following areas:

Administrative Opportunities

•Arts Administration

•Community Productions/Green Show

•Company Management




•Human Resources


•Social Media

Production Opportunities

•Costume Crafts/Props

•Costume Technology

•Lighting Technology

•Production Management

•Scenic Props

•Scenic Painting

•Stage Operations

•Sound Technology