About the Guthrie Internship Program 

The Guthrie Theater internship program provides college students and recent graduates an opportunity to engage in hands-on professional training from Guthrie staff, artists and craftspeople.

Program Mission
The Guthrie Theater's Internship Program exists to provide interns with training and educational opportunities that will expand their knowledge of working in professional theater. 

Internship Opportunities
The Guthrie offers internships year-round. The internship timeframes for most of the internships are seasonal: winter/spring, summer and fall. The exact timeframes can be found on the internship description. As we receive hundreds of applications, there are separate application periods for each internship season.

Former Guthrie Intern Profile
Read a profile of former Guthrie intern Heidi Bohnenkamp in the St. Olaf College News:
"A behind-the-lens internship leads to business venture"

Guthrie Internships FAQs

What internships can I apply for right now?

You may apply for any posted internship. Dates vary slightly by opportunity. Please check the internship descriptions for exact dates.

What internships do you offer?

The types of internships available vary each season. Generally, there are opportunities in the areas of theater administration (i.e. Communications, Education, Development, etc.) and technical theater (i.e. Directing, Scenic Production, Costumes, etc.). The internship opportunities change from time to time. All current available internships will always be posted on our website so feel free to check back for updates.

Do you offer internships in acting?

No, we do not offer internships in acting.

Are your internships paid?

No, the Guthrie is a not-for-profit theater and our internships are not paid; however, interns receive other valuable perks such as industry contacts, professional development opportunities, complimentary Guthrie tickets, invitations to meet and greets, staff meetings and more.

Do you offer housing?

No, the Guthrie is unable to offer housing assistance.

How old do I have to be to apply?

All applicants must be at least 18 years old.

I am a high school student. Can I apply?

No, the internship program is aimed at undergrad or graduate students or those who have recently attained a degree (within the past three years).

How do I know if I meet the educational requirements?

All internship candidates should be students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, or who have graduated within three years from the start of the internship. Each internship may also have other specific educational requirements, which will be listed on the internship. Please only apply if you meet the requirements.

What is the application deadline?

There is no deadline. All positions are posted until filled.

How do I apply?

To apply for an internship, please visit the list of available internships and complete the internship application.