An internship is a closely supervised, short-term work and career development experience integrated into a student's education. Internships can occur during the summer or during the academic year, can be full-time or part-time, paid or unpaid, and in a variety of career fields and geographical locations. Ideally, an internship allows you to explore a field while gaining valuable professional experience. They provide an opportunity to draw connections between your academic and extracurricular experiences and "hands on" learning in the workplace. Internships are your opportunity to develop and practice professional skills while building a network of professional contacts.
Although Theater Studies department does not "place" students in internships, the department works closely with the Career Center and other contacts to help students in their internship search. The department routinely sends emails to majors when internship opportunities become available. Students should register with Emory's Career Center as soon as they declare a major.
Theater Studies majors have interned in various capacities with the Alliance Theatre, The Center for Puppetry Arts, Georgia Shakespeare, Horizon Theatre Company, Theatrical Outfit, Synchronicity Theatre, Out Of Hand Theater, and other Atlanta companies, as well as with CNN. Others have done summer internships in New York (at theaters and casting agencies), Los Angeles (Green Hat Films, New School Media, Silver Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions, etc.), Massachusetts (in Boston and at the Williamstown Theater Festival), Virginia, Texas, New Jersey, and more locations across the country.