Many technical positions are available. Please email angelo@theatrelab.org to inquire about roles.

Summer 2019 - ages 15-19

Technical Theatre Internship for Teens – Ages 15-19 (Waitlist only)

Fall 2019- ages 18 and over

Arts Administration Intern (August-December 2019)


Technical Theatre Internship for Teens – Ages 14-19 (Waitlist only)

Length Session 1: June 24-July 16 (except July 4th)
Length Session 2: July 22-Aug 13
Hours: 9:00AM - 12:00PM (Monday through Friday)
Cost: FREE
Location: The Theatre Lab, 733 8th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

Join us all summer long as we explore the technical aspects of theatrical production! Students will receive training in lights, sound, costumes, stage management, carpentry, and the ever-important lesson of safety. Teens from across the DMV will be supervised by our team of area-professionals and college interns as we support Theatre Lab’s award-winning youth productions, including two full-length musicals performed by the Musical Theater Institute for Teens. You will have a chance to show your creativity as we work on design concepts for production and understanding the director’s vision, or simply the opportunity work Show Tech Crew for one of our productions.

You may apply for any or all of the following:

  • Technical Theater Internship I meets Monday through Friday, June 24th-July 16th (except July 4th).
  • Technical Theater Internship II meets Monday through Friday, July 22nd-August 13th.
  • Production week for the teen musical runs July 15th-July 20th for our World Premiere of Alix in Wonderland (evenings and weekends).
  • Production week for the teen musical runs August 12th-August 17th for Newsies (evenings and weekends).

By interning at The Theatre Lab, high school students can earn Service Learning Hours or fulfill school Volunteer Requirements.

To sign up for the waitlist, email angelo@theatrelab.org with your name, contact info, and a brief history of your experience and interests. No phone calls, please.


Intern-Summer Arts Administration (Mid-August-December 2019)
  • Provide top-level assistance to coordinate, administer, and market adult classes, youth programs, and outreach programs 
  • Communicate professionally with prospective students and parents about The Theatre Lab’s classes and programs
  • Assist with plans and execution of fundraising events
  • Use online database to register students for classes
  • Support production manager as needed for performances
  • Contribute to operations and maintenance of a theatrical environment
  • Provide other assistance as needed
REQUIREMENTS: Successful applicants should possess at least one full year of business, liberal arts, arts management, communications, education, or arts-related study at the college level. Excellent judgment and good written and verbal communications skills are essential. Candidate must be able to work independently on tasks and to ask for direction whenever needed, and should have a passion for arts education. The job requires lifting, up to 20 lbs. The internship takes place at The Theatre Lab (733 8th St NW). 
This is a part-time, stipend position. The internship calls for 20 hours per week to occur between 9am-5pm, M-F.
Candidate must have availability November 1-3 for a special event.
Email cover letter and resume to Kara Turner: marketing@theatrelab.org by June 1, 2019.  No phone calls, please.