Intern Company Membership

Cadence Theatre Company in partnership with Virginia Repertory Theatre offers seasonal and summer internships for qualified college students, graduates and young professionals who are actively pursuing careers in professional theater. Internships are available as full-season or part-season contracts, at the discretion of the Artistic and Managing Director and Production Manager. We accept interns in the areas of administration, marketing, production and dramaturgy. The internship is designed to give aspiring professionals necessary and valuable training to gain employment in their field(s) of interest. To that end, interns are assigned projects and responsibilities that are vital to the day-to-day running of the company. Additionally, interns’ relationships with their supervisor ensure that they are not only gaining valuable skills but also receiving helpful feedback and support.

Interns are selected by application and interview. We do not charge a fee for intern company membership, nor do we provide a stipend. Each candidate must be at least 18 years of age and provide for his or her living, housing and transportation expenses. It is often possible to arrange course credit with the intern’s academic institution. Interns who have attended institutions such as the University of Virginia, James Madison University, Longwood College, Virginia Commonwealth University, Hollins College and Sarah Lawrence College.  Some have received some form of credit through participation in our internship program. Generally interns must be able and willing to devote 8-10 hours per week to their areas of responsibility.

Interns Receive:

  • Complimentary tickets to performances and passes to after-parties and receptions
  • One free acting class per semester with our team of amazing instructors
  • Invitations to post-show panel discussions
  • Invitations to staff and production meetings
  • College credit when it can be arranged through the participant’s current college or university


  • 2015-2016  year-round internship deadline: May 31, 2015
  • 2015-2016 summer internship deadline: May 31, 2015

Please send resumé and letter of interest to Anna Johnson, Artistic and Managing Director at

I feel so thrilled to have interned at Cadence for a full year! They produce excellent, thought-provoking, high quality works. The small size of the company let me explore many different areas of nonprofit theatre and receive individual attention, which allowed me to significantly develop professionally. My work at Cadence Theatre Company not only prepared me for the professional theatre world, but also taught me the true value of collaboration in the arts.
–Claire Yenson, 2011-2012 Intern

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