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Internships give students the opportunity to put theory into practice while at the same time enriching student resumes with professional work experience. Students generally receive academic credit but not pay for internships, although practices vary by academic department. Information about internships for which credit is received can be obtained from the relevant academic department. Internships are usually completed as part of a student’s course work during the regular semester. For information about paid internships or cooperative work experiences see the Learn@Work link.
Summer Internship Students
Jason Wadecki (Far Left) – Jason is one of four nationwide paid interns working at PRG Scenic Technologies in New Windsor, New York. PRG is involved with the scenery, lighting, sound, and automation for major theatre, trade show and concert tours across the country. Among various other shows, Jason is currently working on the set for Broadway bound Spiderman: The Musical.
Ryan Gearity (Second from Left) – Ryan is working as an electrics intern at the Tri Arts Sharon Playhouse. The Playhouse summer season features three mainstage productions, children theatre productions, and a summer concert series.
Michelle Tubby (Low Center) –Michelle also works at the Tri Arts Sharon Playhouse, but as a Stage Management Intern. She is Assistant Stage Manager for the theatre’s first and third productions of the season, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum and The Music Man.
Amy Dias (Second from right) – Amy is working as a Stage Manager for the Connecticut Renaissance Faire. Located in Hebron, CT the faire is open to one and all this fall. The faire features many medieval events including theatrical productions that begin rehearsal in August.
Jon Knust (Far Right) –This is Jon’s second year at the prestigious Williamstown Theatre Festival. In 2008, Jon was a carpenter and has now moved on to the props department as an Artisan. Aside from working on each of the seven main stage productions, he is also the Prop Master for one of the festival’s smaller Acting Workshop productions.
Kyle Charles (Not Pictured) – Kyle is spending the early part of his summer as a production assistant for a feature film being shot in Willimantic. Under the supervision of executive producer Maria Menounos, this opportunity has allowed him the privilege of working with such talents as Donnie Wahlberg (Saw II, Righteous Kill) and Christopher McDonald (Happy Gilmore, Requiem for a Dream). This low-budget, independent film is likely to be submitted to the Sundance Film Festival. When production for the film is done, Kyle will begin a stage management internship at the Hartford Stage Company in July.
Beth Czarsty (Not Pictured) – After spending the fall semester as an intern for Disney, Beth has returned to Orlando for a second internship in production related behind-the-scenes activity.