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Apply for a Center Theatre Group internship and develop essential workforce skills by studying and learning alongside professionals. Get hands-on experience in arts management at CTG, one of the nation’s most vibrant non-profit theatres, with two stages in downtown Los Angeles—the Ahmanson Theatre and the Mark Taper Forum—and one in Culver City, the Kirk Douglas Theatre.
Read all instructions within the internship descriptions linked below and on this page before applying. Center Theatre Group only accepts submissions for specific, open internships. Please do not submit applications outside of the internships listed below.
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All applications are due by the date listed in the Internship Description, although interns may be selected prior to that date; applicants are encouraged to submit materials early. Every applicant must submit an official CTG Internship Application (see below for link to the PDF), business resume, and a customized cover letter detailing why you are interested in this specific internship at Center Theatre Group. Please include all three items as separate PDF attachments to your email. Some internships require additional application materials; see the Internship Descriptions for details.
You may apply for more than one internship, but must submit separate cover letters for each. If you submit your materials for multiple internships via USPS, the applications may be packaged in the same envelope. You may sign the application electronically. We will acknowledge receipt of all applications. Do not submit multiple copies of the same application.
Additional information, including compensation, schedule and requirements, varies by internship and is outlined in the Internship Descriptions above. Submit all materials via e-mail (preferred) to:
Camille Schenkkan, Program Manager, Next Generation Initiatives cschenkkan@CenterTheatreGroup.org OR via USPS to: CTG Internship Program 601 W. Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Click here to download a PDF of the Center Theatre Group Internship Application. Every applicant must submit this document. You will need to download Adobe Reader, a free program, to fill out the PDF. Mac users: using the default Mac PDF viewer, Preview, corrupts the file and will result in a blank application. Download Adobe Reader to avoid this issue. We encourage all applicants to please close and re-open the Internship Application prior to submission to ensure the document is not submitted blank. You can also request a hard-copy application by calling 213.972.8031 or emailing cschenkkan@CenterTheatreGroup.org.
Interns must be available on Fridays and up to two additional days from June through August; see Internship Descriptions for detailed schedule information. Read each internship’s description carefully to ensure your eligibility. In general, current undergraduate students and people who graduated from an undergraduate program within one semester of application date are eligible for undergraduate-level internships. Current graduate students and people who graduated from a Masters program within one year of the application date are eligible for graduate-level internships. Do not apply for a position for which you are not eligible. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact Camille Schenkkan with any questions: 213.972.8031 or cschenkkan@CenterTheatreGroup.org.
Please watch a brief instructional video we created to give you tips on submitting a successful application.
Please note: CTG Internships are highly competitive. We strongly suggest you take your time and submit a thoughtful, concise application. For tips on applying to these or other internships, you might want to check out the article “Five Tips for Applying to Internships” on ARTSblog, written by CTG’s Internship Program Manager.
CTG is proud to participate in local internship and apprenticeship programs, including the Los Angeles County Arts Internship Program, USC’s David Dukes Memorial Scholarship Program, Bank of America’s Student Leaders Program, Occidental College’s InternLA Program, the Exploring the Arts Apprentice Program, and UCLA Community School’s High School Internship Program. If you are an organization or school representative interested in building a partnership with CTG, please contact Camille Schenkkan, Program Manager, at 213.972.8031 or cschenkkan@CenterTheatreGroup.org.
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