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What you need to Know...

...about our apprenticeships

  • Applications for 2015-2016 apprenticeships are due on March 1, 2015.
  • Apprenticeships are full time and run the length of the Hartford Stage season, from September to May.
  • Apprentices are paid a weekly stipend of $100. Housing and parking are provided at no cost.

...about our internships

  • Internships are unpaid.
  • Hours are flexible to accommodate class schedules.
  • Internships are available throughout the school year and during the summer.
  • Interns may receive college credit.

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Apprenticeship/Internship Information

All apprenticeships for the 2015/16 Season have been filled.

Hartford Stage offers paid apprenticeships and unpaid internships to early-career theatre professionals and college students.

Apprenticeships at Hartford Stage

The apprenticeship program is designed to provide valuable on-the-job instruction for recent college graduates and early career theatre professionals.

Apprentices will enjoy close working relationships with experienced staff, and meaningful hands-on work opportunities. Apprenticeships are available in the following departments: Artistic, Arts Administration, Costumes, Development, Education, Marketing, Production Management, Props, and Scenic Arts. Apprenticeships are a 9-month, 40 hour a week commitment, and run September – May.

Apprentices are provided with a weekly stipend of $100 and free housing and parking in downtown Hartford within walking distance to the theatre, rehearsal spaces and administrative offices. Housing includes a private bedroom in a shared townhouse with cable, internet, laundry facilities, linens, and basic kitchen set-up.

Apprenticeships  serve as a training ground for future colleagues in the American Theatre. Some current and former Hartford Stage staff members began as apprentices and were promoted to staff positions. You can find former Hartford Stage apprentices across the country continuing their education and/or working at the following organizations: Brooklyn College, CalArts, Emerson, New York University, Northwestern University, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, Roundabout Theatre, and Utah Shakespeare Festival.