Nashville Repertory Theatre provides a variety of theatre related experience for students interested in completing an internship. Student Internships can be tailored to each individual based on experience and professional goals. Below are descriptions of what Nashville Rep offers in each field of interest. Credit hours are available, so please notify us using the form below.
Though schedules can be flexible, applicants are expected to be available during our office hours of Monday-Friday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, unless otherwise noted. Please note that internships are limited during the summer season.
The Marketing Department at Nashville Repertory Theatre encompasses all activities involving special events, education/outreach, donor relations, marketing and sales, and publicity. Interns in this department will learn non-profit marketing in a highly competitive arts community. Jobs will be assigned according to skill, area of interest, and schedule of availability. Interns in this department may be given one independent project to complete as a part of their educational experience. Possible additional duties could include: Collecting and archiving materials, assisting in preparation of promotional materials for each production, help with setting up and working outreach events, and other duties as needed. This position is currently not available during the summer season.
Development Student Interns will work alongside the Director of Development with maintaining donor relations and aiding the facilitation of special events and fundraising during the season. Candidates must be highly organized and able to multi-task with excellent computer and writing skills. Responsibilities include assisting with planning, promotion, and staffing of educational/outreach activities and promotional events; preparing and assembling direct mailings; and other clerical duties as needed.
An intern in the Properties department will assist the Properties Master/Rentals Manager in providing each production with all of its props needs. Applicants are expected to have general scene shop experience and a basic knowledge of tools. Responsibilities can include props construction and painting, props pulling, and maintenance of props shop and storage.
Costumes Student Interns will experience the daily operations of a professional costume shop, under the supervision of the Resident Costume Designer and the Costume Rentals Manager. Costume shop jobs vary according to skill level, schedule and seasonal needs, but all require a minimum of six work hours per week. Responsibilities can include hand sewing; machine stitching; assistance in research, shopping, and pulling from stock; shop and laundry maintenance; and more.
Interns in this department will experience the various workings of a professional scene shop. Jobs will vary based on skill level and availability, and will be supervised by the Technical Director. Applicants must be able to work in a cooperative team environment, be available to work scheduled dates prior to tech week and after closing night, be able to lift and move heavy objects, and have some general shop experience. Responsibilities include assisting in the construction and painting of sets, general shop maintenance, and loading in and striking of sets. This position is currently not available during the summer season. This position is currently not available during the summer season.
Internships in this department are for those interested in stage management or serving on a run crew or wardrobe crew. Interns will have the opportunity to experience rehearsals and will work with an Equity stage manager to become familiar with the production process and Equity regulations. They will observe professional directors and actors at work, and in some cases attend production meetings. All jobs in this department are supervised by the Production Stage Manager or Company Coordinator. Note that this internship requires a commitment of several weeks, and applicants must be available to work all tech rehearsals and performances, including occasional shifts during the day. This position is currently not available during the summer season.
Internships in this department are for those interested in a career in directing or dramaturgy, or for assisting with our Ingram New Works program. They will have the opportunity to observe and work alongside professional directors, actors, and playwrights. Applicants must be highly organized with strong written and oral communication skills. All jobs in this department are supervised by the Artistic Director or Company Coordinator. The time commitment for Artistic Student Interns vary and do not always provide the same flexibility as the other student internship positions. This position is currently not available during the summer season.