The Center for Community Engagement coordinates programs that fund summer internships, including internships and performance training in the arts. Many theater and dance organizations depend on interns, some on a full-year basis (appropriate for graduates), and others for the summer. Most of these positions offer little or no pay, and/or no housing support. Amherst has programs to support its students in low-paying internships.
For more information, go to the Intern page of the CCE website. You may find the Amherst Select and Summer Funding links the most helpful.
You should also call or go to the CCE directly.
Deadlines to apply for summer internships can be as early as February 1. Researching internships can be time-consuming; we recommend getting a start during the fall semester.
You should consult with Theater and Dance department faculty, alumns and older peers about the variety of internships in theater and dance that may be available, and how to search for others.