The Glimmerglass Festival offers students summer internships in production, administration and artistic administration. Our well-known internship program provides a unique combination of practical, work and educational programs, each designed to further professional growth.

Our student interns join the program after gaining an interest and some experience through their academic studies. Interns work directly with noted professionals under the guidance of supervisors and staff from many of the best theaters, opera companies and schools in the nation. Interns are engaged for a period of 7 – 18 weeks, with some positions beginning as early as April.


To start the application process, please email one PDF file containing a cover letter, resume and references to hiring@glimmerglass.org. The PDF file name should be your last name, and your first choice internship/position should be indicated in the subject line of the email. Some positions may require an additional portfolio attachment.

One submission per applicant; once you have emailed your application, a prompt will follow with directions to complete a hiring application form, where you will have the opportunity to select the top three internship positions you are interested in.

Cover letter
– Note earliest date available and latest departure date. Glimmerglass start dates are often more flexible than end dates. Applications that have start and end dates significantly outside of the dates provided below will not be considered.

– Include mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address, education and expected graduation date, work and internship experience (with dates).

– Provide contact information for three references. Indicate your relationship to each reference, their telephone numbers and e-mail addresses. Applications listing “References upon request” will not be considered.

-When applying for the following: Costumes, crafts, design, hair & makeup, or scenic internships, please send examples of your work. Online portfolio is preferred. Online submissions are limited to 25MB. Large files should be sent via Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.

Once you have emailed your application, a prompt will follow with directions to complete a hiring application form. Individuals who do not finish the application process by completing the form will not be considered.

For further information, e-mail the Hiring Search Department at hiring@glimmerglass.org.

No phone calls, please.

Each intern receives a meal allowance of $250 per week and free housing.

Early response is strongly encouraged. Some positions are filled as early as January. Applications will be considered until all positions are filled.