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Become an Artistic Intern!

Centenary Stage Company Internship Program

Designed to provide interns the opportunity to explore all facets of the business of theatre, Artistic Interns will be immersed in all elements of theatrical and performing arts production from administrative to performance and production opportunities. The program is geared toward applicants who have completed their undergraduate training and are seeking to bridge the gap between their academic career and the professional industry while providing young artists a platform to network and build their early careers. By providing real-world experience in a hands-on, fast paced environment, the aim of the program is to equip Artistic Interns with a vast array of skills, knowledge, and experience. Artistic interns will work alongside and directly with industry professionals, both resident artists and staff, as well as, nationally renowned professional guest artists, broadening their network of colleagues.

All interns, regardless of specific area of focus, will work closely with CSC staff and gain extensive experience in the daily operations and management of the business including, but not limited to; assisting with marketing, development, fundraising, community and educational outreach, company and production management, patron relations, digital content creation, live stream production, graphic design, social media engagement, web development, and all other administrative initiatives. Artistic interns will become proficient with Theatre Manager, the ticketing software used widely by performing arts organizations across North America, as well as various other software programs utilized by the organizations, including but not limited to; Microsoft Office suite and various Adobe programs such as Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and After Effects. Although primary responsibilities are administrative in nature, the program encourages and grants performance and/or technical opportunities to candidates interested in those areas of focus.

Performance focused interns will be granted the opportunity to audition for and, if cast, perfor
m in CSC mainstage productions. Although the internship does not guarantee casting in any CSC mainstage production, it does promise performance opportunity to those interested. Interns with a performance focus, if cast in a CSC mainstage production operating under a standard Actor's Equity Association (AEA) contract, may be eligible to join Actor's Equity Association through AEA's new Open Access Membership Policy. AEA membership is not guaranteed through the internship program and is fully dependent on the rules and regulations of eligibility set forth by Actor's Equity Association. In addition, interns will be granted the opportunity to perform with the CSC Young Audience Series Touring program and those participating in the touring program will receive an additional per performance stipend.

Stage Management and Technical focused interns will be granted opportunity to work on both mainstage and touring productions. Interns with this focus will have the opportunity to work in production shops, rehearsal studios, backstage assignments, assistant direct, assistant stage manage, operate light and sound boards, as well as various other production responsibilities as dictated by individual production needs. These interns will have the opportunity to work with resident production staff, alongside guest professionals in lighting, scenic, sound, costume, and stage management. These interns will also be granted the opportunity to work with the CSC Young Audience Series Touring Program and participating interns will receive an additional per performance stipend.


To Apply

The Centenary Stage Company, a not-for-profit professional theater company in residency on the campus of Centenary University in Hackettstown, NJ is seeking applicants for the 2023-24 Artistic Internship Program. CSC is seeking (2) interns for the 2023-24 season.  Start date flexible, immediate start a plus. This is a paid internship with a monthly stipend. No housing is provided. All applicants should have the ability to commute. The internship is a yearlong commitment from the start date and requires flexible evening and weekend availability as dictated by the CSC 2023-24 Performing Arts Even Calendar.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter with (2) letters of recommendation.


To submit via e-mail please attach documents as PDFs with the subject line: CSC Artistic Internship Application. Emailed applications may be submitted to


Applicants wishing to send hard materials via mail may do so be sending the required materials to:

Attn: CSC Artistic Internship
Centenary Stage Company
400 Jefferson Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840

For more information regarding the Centenary Stage Company Internship Program contact Christopher Young at (908) 979 - 0900.

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