Internships & Careers

Internships, Careers and Graduate School

The department integrates internships into its experience-based academic program. Students intern with arts companies in Boston, throughout the United States, and abroad – invaluable hands-on preparation for professional employment.

The Theatre Enrichment Grant

The Theatre Department provides support for financially eligible, qualified students accepted into professional apprenticeships with leading theatre companies. Any second or third year Suffolk Theatre Major can apply for the Apprenticeship Award. The Financial Aid Office determines financial eligibility. Applications for the Award are available in January and awardees are selected in April. Hard copies of the application are available in the Theatre Department office. For more information, email us or call 617-573-8282.

Apprenticeship Award Recipients 

Kayla Armstrong '23 - Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Boston

Rose Beardmore '24 - Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Boston

Julia Bregy '19 – The Metta Theatre Company, London

Alice Byrne '20 – Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA

Bethany Cabral '24 - Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Boston

Connie Cifelli '23 - Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Boston

Ross Gray '20 – Milk Crate Theatre, Sydney, Australia

Courtney Langlais '20 – Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Boston

Ma’chel Martin Jr. '20 – Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA

Kayla Sessoms '23 - Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Boston

Jamie Steinbach '19 – Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA

"The Williamstown apprenticeship was important for my pursuit of a professional career. I worked with inspired students and professionals. It was a once in a lifetime experience."

Ma'chel Martin Jr - Recipient of Apprenticeship Award '20

Other recent student internships in directing, acting, stage management, design, producing, and marketing include:

  • Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Boston
  • Berkshire Theatre Festival, Stockbridge, MA
  • Broadway in Boston
  • Central Square Theater, Cambridge
  • Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Boston
  • Company One, Boston
  • The Front Porch Arts Collective, Boston
  • Handel and Haydn Society, Boston
  • Lyric Stage Company of Boston
  • Santa Fe Opera, New Mexico
  • Shakespeare & Company, Lenox, MA
  • Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London
  • Speakeasy Stage Company, Boston

"I've never felt so supported. Whenever I had a question or didn't know how to do something, my professors were always there to help."

Anthony Schiavo - Julliard post-graduate fellow, Stage Manager, Boston Ballet '13

Department alumni work as Performing Arts Professionals in a wide variety of organizations. A short list includes the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Armory at Park Avenue in NYC, Improv Boston, MTV-Viacom, Broadway, and Off-Broadway. Theatre alumni also develop careers in non-profit and for-profit organizations as lawyers, educators, managers, and business entrepreneurs. Alumni have gone on to graduate school in theatre and other disciplines at Brown University, Emerson College, the California Institute for the Arts, Chapman University, Julliard, Lesley University, New York University, The Ohio State University, Suffolk University, Tufts University, University of Georgia, University of South Carolina, and University of Texas, Austin.