Can I participate in an apprenticeship for just one semester?

No. Our season apprenticeships run from September through May and span a full nine months. Our summer internships run from June through August and span three months.

Can I participate in an internship or apprenticeship part-time?
No. These three- and nine-month positions require full-time availability. A typical workday of an intern or apprentice is 10am–6pm. Occasionally, students may take part-time classes in addition to their apprenticeship, but interns and apprentices are expected to be able to participate in the full 40-hour work week.

Can I apply to multiple departments?

Yes. The application form will ask applicants to select three departments in their order of preference. We offer internships and apprenticeships in the following departments:

Internship Positions Apprenticeship Positions
Artistic/Literary Artistic/Literary
Development Development
Education Education
Finance Finance
Human Resources Human Resources
Information Technology Information Technology
Management Management
Marketing Marketing
Special Events

Steinberg Center Management

Does Roundabout offer internships or apprenticeships in Acting/Directing/Casting/Stage Management?

No, but we do offer a Directing Fellowship. Carnahan Casting offers a Casting Apprenticeship and works closely with Roundabout; for information about this position, please email internships@roundabouttheatre.org. The departments in which administrative internships and apprenticeships are listed above.

Does Roundabout offer internships or apprenticeships in technical theatre or backstage work?
No, our internships and apprenticeships are based in our administrative departments. Our Theatrical Workforce Development Program focuses on technical theatre training and is available to those who are current NYC residents, 18–24 years of age, with a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I apply if I do not have a major in theatre?

Yes! You may have administrative or other experience in various fields and we welcome applicants with an array of interests and skills. For example, a Business major may be a great fit for our Finance internship; theatres need accountants too! We encourage applicants to construct a clear link in their cover letter between their skills from past professional experience and their fit for an intern/apprentice position.

Can I apply if I do not have a college degree?

Yes! You may have administrative or other experience in various fields and we welcome applicants with an array of interests and skills. For example, an applicant with retail experience may be a good fit for our Audience Services apprenticeship; this department is the frontline of interacting with our audiences and great customer service is a coveted skill! We encourage applicants to construct a clear link in their cover letter between their skills from past professional experience and their fit for an intern/apprentice position.

Does Roundabout provide housing for interns and apprentices?

Though we offer a paid internship and apprenticeship program, we do not provide housing. However, we do offer a Cost of Living scholarship whose details can be found here. Please pay careful attention to the application deadline for this scholarship.

Are non-U.S. citizens eligible to apply?

Yes. Please note that international applicants must take full responsibility for arranging their travel and travel documents. Consult the U.S. Embassy in your country of permanent residence about visa application procedures. If an applicant is hired for an internship/apprenticeship, they must provide Employment Eligibility Verification as detailed on Form I-9, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in order to receive payment. If an applicant cannot provide appropriate documentation, we will be unable to offer payment or a position.

What is the timeline for intern/apprentice applications, interviews, and hiring?

After reviewing applications, Roundabout will begin sending out interview invitations. The timeline for this process varies, but interviews typically take place between February-April. We will be in touch with those applicants moving into the interview round. Please do not email or call to inquire about the status of your application.

What are the differences and similarities between an internship and an apprenticeship at Roundabout?

Internships
Apprenticeships
Time of Year Summer Season (Fall through Spring)
Duration 3 months (June–Aug) 9 months (Sept–May)
Wage $15/hour $15/hour
Full/Part-Time Full Time Full Time
Office Hours Mon–Fri, 10am–6pm* *Occasional overtime for certain events, such as Opening Nights.
*Different departments may have slightly different hours.
Mon–Fri, 10am–6pm* *Occasional overtime for certain events, such as Opening Nights.
*Different departments may have slightly different hours.
Prior Experience  Successful internship candidates have generally completed one internship and are in their junior or senior year of college or have comparable work experience Successful apprenticeship candidates have generally completed one or two internships and have graduated college or have comparable work experience.