Frequently Asked Questions Internships 2021
Who is eligible for a PVTC internship?
Students who are entering 9th grade through recent high school graduates are eligible for all PVTC internships this summer. Recent high school graduates who are looking to take on greater responsibility are welcome to apply for our junior staff roles instead of an internship. There is a separate application form for junior staff roles HERE.
What is the application process like?
All interested applicants should first fill out the correct application form, which includes some basic information about your availability and the specific types of internships you’d be most interested in holding. We also ask for students to describe their past experience in theatre/education, along with a brief personal statement that helps us get to know more about approaches to problem solving and creativity. If this is your first time interning, we also ask that you include a letter of recommendation from an adult who is not related to you.
First time interns will also have a 20-30 minute-long interview with a member of the PVTC team so that we can get to know you better.
Internship decisions will be released later this spring. We aim to match students to the roles and responsibilities that will cater to their interests and offer new skills while also supporting the needs of every camp.
What about COVID regulations?
Last summer, PVTC pivoted to an entirely online internship program and we learned a lot in the process! This summer, we’re making plans for all in-person, all online, and hybrid-model camps and the internship program will follow suit! There will be a space to mark on your application form if the COVID-19 regulations and camp format will influence your decision to participate in the intern program.
Regardless of format, all students can expect to be challenged and gain new skills in their discipline. They’ll collaborate with staff mentors and a designated intern coordinator to shape their experiences. Even online, we’ve been able to recreate favorite camp traditions and interns are a vital part of making that happen. We hope you’ll join us! If you have any questions about how COVID regulations will affect a specific internship or session, please reach out to .
How are interns compensated?
PVTC’s intern program includes hands-on education and mentorship in theatre, IDEA (inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility) work, and community building. Summer interns will have the option to receive community service hours or a modest stipend for their work. We are also happy to provide letters of recommendation!
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