Internship Programs

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. Click here for a summer intern job description and information on how to apply:

Summer Education Intern 2023

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. 2023 Summer intern information will be posted soon!

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. 2023 Summer intern information will be posted soon!

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. Click here for our 2023 Winter and Spring PIP Opportunities. Summer opportunities will be posted in early February. Those who have helped with classes before can use the following form for PIP requests:

PIP 2022-23 Winter and Spring request form

  • Go to 2023 Winter and Spring PIP Opportunities above for schedule.
  • Per Playhouse policy, we will copy parents on correspondence whenever possible.
  • N/A if not applicable. Call or email Robin Spahr if any questions at rspahr@dmplayhouse.com or 515-974-5365.
. 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 Robin Spahr, education director, 515.974.5365, for more information.

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