Summer 2022 Internships

ALL participants must be vaccinated

Internships are open to entering 9th through recently graduated 12th graders 

The Application window has closed; we will consider new applications on a case-by-case basis. If you are interested in interning at PVTC email


The summer camp internship experience offers:

  • Hands-on experience in a range of disciplines

  • Leadership experiences facilitating camp activities

  • Mentorship opportunities with theatre professionals

  • Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access training


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. 

About Summer Internship Program

Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory's high school internship program provides invaluable artistic training to young theatre makers, building a sense of community that will remain foundational long after the end of summer. We offer opportunities to experience the inner workings of theatre production from every angle. Each of our internships includes a uniquely hands-on experience, coupled with mentorship and professional development.


Interns are integral to PVTC's summer camp experience. Interns work in every department and gain valuable professional skills, building strong relationships with students and staff. Internships offer unique leadership opportunities, designed to provide participants with training, support, and experience needed to achieve personal and career goals. Even during these unprecedented times of COVID, interns will be given creative opportunities and participate in memorable camp traditions. 

Junior Staff Positions

If you are a recently graduated senior looking for a larger leadership challenge, you are welcome to apply for a junior staff position in lieu of an internship. To do so, please fill out an application form, which will be available on January 24th. More information about our junior staff positions HERE.

Mandatory Intern Training Dates

  • May 7th & 14th from 10-11:30am (online)

  • May 21st from 9-12pm (in person at PVTC!)

  • June 4th from 12:30-4pm (in person at PVTC - bring a picnic lunch!)

  • There will be discipline and show-specific trainings throughout the month of May and June as well as opportunities to come to campus to prep

We've created an FAQ page HERE. Please reach out to with additional questions.

How to Apply 

  • Fill out the application by March 18, 2022

  • The form has six sections:

    • Contact Information

    • Availability 

    • Position preferences

    • Experience & personal statement

    • Access Info

    • Final reminder & references

  • Before you submit your application:

    • You will want to be able to provide as many details about your summer availability as possible 

    • Determine which position(s) you’re interested in for which session(s). You can indicate more than one interest for each session.

    • Take the time to write out your related experience in arts or youth fields or prepare a resume to upload.

    • Prepare a personal statement. You can cut and paste text or upload a PDF of your statement. 

      • If you are a new intern (entering 9th graders or new to PVTC), answer the following: In 500 words or less, please tell us why you're applying to PVTC's internship program. Your statement might include: What theatre and/or education skills do you hope to learn? Why is inclusive arts education important? What does "ensemble" mean to you? 

      • If you are a returning intern, answer the following: In 500 words or less, please tell us why you would like to return to the intern program. Your statement might include: What was your biggest challenge as an intern and how did you overcome it? How can PVTC's interns help create an inclusive summer camp environment? How will you use your experiences to create a sense of "ensemble" for the intern community? 

    • Letter of recommendation (new interns only): Please ask an adult who is not related to you to submit a recommendation letter to by Friday, March 25th. You will need to provide your recommender’s name and email address on the application form. 

  • Interviews for NEW applicants only will be held between March 21st-April 24th

  • All applicants will be notified of their internship offers by Friday, April 15th, 2022. 

While the internship application deadline has passed, we are still accepting applications. To apply please email