Shakespeare Festival St Louis

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Working with Shakespeare Festival St. Louis offers artists and young professionals practical, hands-on experience that supports the overall administration and management of the theater.


Internships in Arts Administration, Development & Events, Education & Community Programming, Marketing & Communications, and Festival Operations are available in the fall and winter/spring semesters. The commitment is 10-14 weeks, 8-15 hours per week. A combination of long- and short-term projects are developed with the student’s goals and interests in mind. Because the Festival season is project-based, the time frame of the internship may follow the needs of a particular project, rather than a traditional semester model. Start and end dates are flexible. Internships are unpaid, but we encourage applicants to seek college credit.

Current Internship Openings:

None currently available.


Each season, we select a small group of Apprentices to work closely with Festival staff during our Mainstage season in Shakespeare Glen, Forest Park. Apprentices work with front-of-house staff and hundreds of volunteers to create and maintain a welcoming, comfortable, and safe theatre experience for our patrons. The commitment is approximately 100 hours, from late May through June (5 weeks, primarily evenings and weekends, with daytime meetings). Apprentices meet weekly with key Festival creative and production staff to learn about their roles within the organization; team projects and presentations round out the experience.

This is a highly competitive opportunity geared toward undergraduates interested in a well-rounded educational experience focused on the day-to-day operations of a Festival-model theater company. Applications will also be accepted from recent graduates. A stipend is provided.

Current Apprenticeship Openings:

None currently available. Check back for updates.


For more information

or to express interest in becoming a Festival Intern or Apprentice, please email