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Education Internships
The American Shakespeare Center's Education Department offers a variety of internships through the summer and the academic year. An excellent opportunity for those interested in pursuing a career in teaching or higher education, Education Internships bring you behind the scenes into the scholarship of the American Shakespeare Center.

If you are interested in applying for an internship, please submit the ASC Internship Application, a letter of interest, and a resume using our online form. If you have any difficulty, please email Sarah Enloe for assistance.

The following internships are currently available:

Internship: Media/Technology 
Credit Hours: 1-3, dependent upon duration of internship
Internship Supervisor: Cass Morris, Academic Resources
Overview:  Intern will generate social media and other web-based material for the Education department.
Specific duties include:
  • Editing and posting ASC podcasts (prior experience with Sound Studio and Final Cut or comparable programs mandatory for this internship).
  • Assisting in the audio and/or video recording of Dr. Ralph Presents lectures, Inside Plays workshops, Staged Readings, Blackfriars Backstage Passes, Actor-Scholar Councils, Teacher Seminar workshops, Staged Readings, and other Education events.
  • Assisting with the migration of ASC Education digital material to a new platform.
  • Editing short Education videos and uploading to YouTube.
  • Contributing multimedia materials for Social Media posts.
  • Assisting with ASC website maintenance.
  • Contributing to the ASC Education blog.
Hours are flexible. This internship is currently available as a full-semester, J-term, or holiday commitment.

Internship: Academic Resources
Credit Hours: 3
Internship Supervisor: Cass Morris, Academic Resources
Overview:  Intern will assist in the creation and maintenance of the American Shakespeare Center’s resources for educators, including Study Guides, Workshops, and classroom scripts.
Specific duties include:
  • Create cue scripts and other materials for use in classrooms and workshops.
  • Assist in the development of new ASC workshops and activities for use in Study Guides and in-house sessions.
  • Organize hard and soft copies of the current ASC workshops and activities by play and activity type (text, performance, theme, etc.)
  • Assist in the construction of ASC Study Guides.
  • Assist in the development of Internet-based, multi-media study guide materials, accessible through the ASC website. 
  • Assist in the development of Teacher Toolboxes for Teacher Seminar sessions.
  • Assist with Teacher Seminars - including packet compilation, recertification letter creation, program creation, refreshment set-up, and participation in workshop sessions.
Hours are flexible; ASC Education expects a minimum commitment of 90 hours total during the course of your internship.

Internship: Dramaturgy and Research
Credit Hours: 3
Internship Supervisor: Sarah Enloe, Director of Education
Overview: Intern will assist in research projects for the Education department and will contribute to systems management to better facilitate the research projects of other scholars using ASC materials.
Specific duties include:
  • Update and maintain ASC archives
  • Assist researching scholars with pulling materials from ASC archives (including hard copy and soft copy documents as well as items from our audio and video libraries)
  • Update the searchable soft-copy library of MLitt/MFA theses.
  • Research and organize historical documentation of Original Practices for scholars, students, and critics.
  • Assist in regular updates to the Blackfriars Playhouse tour, providing historical information and accompanying documentation.
  • Assist in the development of new ASC workshops and activities for use in Study Guides and in-house sessions.
  • Create cue scripts for use in classrooms and workshops.
  • Create an annotated bibliography of references to the Blackfriars and the Globe
  • Research pertinent architectural/structural questions for Globe II
  • Facilitate communication between research team members.
  • Assist in the creation of dramaturgy packets for ASC programs.
Hours are flexible; ASC Education expects a minimum commitment of 90 hours total during the course of your internship.

Internship: ASC Hospitality
Credit Hours: 3
Internship Supervisor: Sarah Enloe, Director of Education; Kim Reiter, Box Office Manager
Overview:  Assist in the creation and maintenance of the American Shakespeare Center’s hospitality plan.
Specific duties include:
  • Develop a plan for ASC’s continuing expansion of guest services in receptions, meet and greets, supply ordering
  • Execute various guest services functions in order to observe first hand how they work currently
  • Develop and maintain a plan for distribution of information in packets
  • Develop a visitor’s guide to Staunton including parking, lodging, and dining options
  • Train staff to continue developed hospitality plan
Hours are flexible; ASC Education expects a minimum commitment of 90 hours total during the course of your internship.

Internship: Education and Group Sales
Credit Hours: 3
Internship Supervisor:  Julia King, Education and Group Sales Manager
Overview: The Education and Group Sales Internship with the American Shakespeare Center is an opportunity for early career arts administrators to develop their abilities while learning skills necessary to succeed.  This internship offers the chance to learn to coordinate a variety of arts educational programming in a renowned and nationally respected theater.
Duties will include:
  • Providing administrative support to the Education and Group Sales Manager
  • Assisting with the coordination of school workshops
  • Participating in departmental staff meetings
The preferred candidate has at least 1 year of college experience who, if not already graduated, is currently studying Education, Theater, Arts Administration or a related field. Ideal candidates possess the following skills: organized, efficient, accommodating to change, excellent interpersonal skills, personable and able to multi-task. Computer skills: Microsoft Office (such as MS Excel, MS Word and MS Outlook) as well as Internet research skills.

Hours are flexible; ASC Education expects a minimum commitment of 90 hours total during the course of your internship.

MBC Undergraduate Internship
Credit Hours: 3
Internship Supervisors: Sarah Enloe, Director of Education; Cass Morris, Academic Resources
Overview: Intern will assist with both on- and off-site workshops, as well as aiding in the preparation of materials for education events.
Specific Duties include:
  • Assist in the preparation of cue scripts, handouts, and other materials for Teacher Seminars, workshops, Little Academes, Inside Plays, and other education events.
  • Assist in the development of Teacher Toolboxes for Teacher Seminar sessions.
  • Assist with Teacher Seminars - including packet compilation, recertification letter creation, program creation, refreshment set-up, and participation in workshop sessions.
  • Participate in on-site events, including workshops, Inside Plays, and Little Academes.
  • Participate in off-site events, including workshops at elementary and middle schools.
Hours are flexible; ASC Education expects a minimum commitment of 90 hours total during the course of your internship.

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