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Alliance Theatre Spelman Leadership Internship and Fellowship Program

About the Internship and Fellowship Programs

The not-for-profit cultural sector is challenged by a lack of diversity in its top leadership roles. This situation is not attributable to a lack of capable candidates for leadership but is due to a lack of intentional cultivation of prospective leaders of color, particularly by larger institutions. In order to address these challenges and provide the national field with an annually growing pool of highly qualified candidates, the Alliance Theatre seeks rising Spelman seniors to participate in a paid, year-long internship and fellowship program.

Alliance Theatre Spelman Interns

Beginning in 2016, the Alliance Theatre selected three rising seniors from Spelman College to serve as paid interns at the Theatre for a full year.

These paid internships are designed specifically to prepare students to succeed in a competitive job market. Interns will be able to tailor their involvement at the Theatre to their particular interests and have regular access to mentorship opportunities and career readiness training.

Paid internship opportunities are available in the following areas:

  • Marketing and Communications
  • Finance
  • Community Engagement and Outreach
  • Season Planning and New Work Development
  • Arts Education Programming
  • Theater for Young Audiences
  • Theater Production
  • Development and Fundraising
  • Casting and Producing

Interns should expect to work 10 hours per week and receive $15/hr. Internships begin September 3, 2019 and conclude May 31, 2020, with an orientation day in May 2019. 

Eligibility: Students who will be in their final year at Spelman College in September 2018, and who currently have a 3.0 GPA, are eligible to apply for paid internship positions at the Alliance Theatre.
 

Alliance Theatre Fellows

Each intern is eligible to apply for a two-year, full time fellowship at the Alliance following the conclusion of the internship program. The fellowship is designed to give participants experience in artistic or executive leadership in the not-for-profit cultural sector and will be tailored to support the interests of the recipient. In their first year, fellows will receive a broad orientation to the full range of the organization’s programs and activities In the second year, the fellow will self-select into a specialty area and undertake project work specifically tailored to her area of concentration.

Only one fellow will be selected from the cohort of three interns.

Fellows should expect to work full-time at a competitive annual salary. Fellowships begin June 1, 2019 and conclude May 31, 2021.

Applications are due on March 22, 2019. We will notify you by April 5, 2019. 

Drama major Maya Lawrence, C’2017, is the first Alliance Spelman Leadership fellow. She was selected from among three graduating seniors who served as the inaugural cohort of Spelman interns at the Alliance during the 2016-2017 academic year.

Application Process

Eligibility: Students who will be in their final year at Spelman College in September 2018, and who
currently have a 3.0 GPA, are eligible to apply for paid internship positions at the Alliance Theatre.

Interested students should submit:
• A resume
• A transcript
• Two letters of recommendation
    o One from a professor
    o One from someone familiar with your work ethic
• Having researched the Alliance Theatre, please articulate in 500-750 words how you feel your
particular skills and aspirations would best synchronize with the programs and mission of the theatre

Applications should be emailed to SpelmanFellows@WoodruffCenter.org with the subject line “Intern
Application: First Name Last Name”

Applications are due on March 22, 2019. You will be notified by April 5, 2019.

Contact Us

Theater & Performance Department
404-270-5471
Fine Arts Building

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