Professional Internships

Nashville Rep’s Professional Internship Program is designed to offer hands-on professional experience to college graduates and early career professionals who are pursuing a career in theatre. Interns are offered the opportunity to gain practical knowledge while working with experienced professionals in theatre arts and administration. We strive to offer a program that helps each intern accomplish steps towards their career goals, while also allowing them to observe and experience the general day-to-day workings of a professional regional theatre. While no housing is provided, there is a weekly stipend of $125.

Please check back around the end of March for directions on how to apply for our 2017-2018 Professional Intern class. If you have questions regarding the program, please contact Chase Miller, Company Coordinator/Artistic Assistant, at If you are a student looking for class credit, please consider applying for our Student Internship Program.


Applicants need to demonstrate a serious pursuit of a professional career in scenic construction and/or technical direction through his or her education and work life to this point. The Scenic Production Internship is design to give the intern the experience to bridge the academic world and the professional world. The duties of the scenic production intern are comparable to that of a theatrical carpenter. Applicant will participate in an active professional scene shop, and work toward broadening their knowledge in scenic construction. The scenic intern will report directly to the Technical Director. During this internship, the goal is to strive for the highest quality of professionalism while consistently increasing speed, accuracy, and safety while constructing and completing each set.

Internship requirements:

  • A strong will to learn.
  • Strong deductive reasoning/problem solving skills.
  • A basic familiarity with tools.
  • A basic knowledge of theatrical construction and techniques.
  • Ability to lift/move scenic supplies and set pieces of a minimum of 75lbs (approx. weight of 4x8 sheet of ¾” Ply).
  • Must be able to work in a cooperative team environment, while staying self-motivated.

Internship duties may include:

  • Scenic construction
  • Help maintain scene shop
  • Participate in Load-in/load-out of set
  • Base painting
  • Other duties as assigned.