Internship Programs

Year-round College Intern Position: Production

The Playhouse uses interns throughout the year in production. This is typically one position per semester, working on projects for the technical department. Click here to see our current internship openings.

Questions? Contact Nicholas Amundson, technical director, 563.292.8951, for more information.

Year-round College Intern Position: Marketing and Philanthropy

The Playhouse uses interns throughout the year in marketing and public relations and philanthropy. This is typically one position per semester, working on projects for both departments. 

Questions? Contact Lee Ann Bakros, marketing and public relations director, 515.974.5358, for more information.

Summer College Intern Positions: Education, Costume, and Technical

The Playhouse uses interns in the summer in its classes and its technical department. Full information will be posted here for this summer’s positions.

Education Department
College students studying theatre education, theatre for youth, theatre, elementary education or music education are encouraged to apply. Summer interns collaborate with professional teaching staff to assist with multiple classes and age levels in creative drama, performance, event camps and collaborative camps. Information for 2024 will be posted in December.

Technical Department
College students studying technical theatre are encouraged to apply. Summer interns collaborate with Playhouse technical staff to assist with the build of current shows. 

Costume Department
College students studying technical theatre are encouraged to apply. Summer interns collaborate with Playhouse technical staff to assist with the build of current shows. 

Questions? Contact Robin Spahr, education director, 515.974.5365, for more information.

PIP (Pre-Intern Program): Education

The Playhouse has an active apprentice program that pairs responsible teen volunteers with instructors in the education program. Requirements include availability to attend each class session, an interview with the education director, and a training session at the beginning of the semester.

  • Haven’t been a PIP before? Go to this page and fill out the PIP application. You will be contacted to schedule an interview and with training opportunities.
  • Questions? Contact Robin Spahr, education director, 515.974.5365.
PIP (Pre-Intern Program): Technical Theatre

The Playhouse encourages those 14 and older to learn and master production roles in theatre. Teens may serve as light or sound board operators, spotlight operators, or assistant stage managers, or on work crews. Requirements include availability to attend tech rehearsals and all performances in the John Viars Theatre or Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre. Training provided. Contact Derek Phelps, volunteer coordinator, 563.292.8962, for more information.

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