The department strongly encourages its students to seek internships as a supplement to their onsite study. These internships should be with a recognized professional producing organization. The student is encouraged to work with their faculty advisor in identifying a suitable venue for an internship aligned with their particular area of interest. It is the student’s responsibility to research the nature of the experience and expectations of interning with the chosen organization. It is possible to develop an internship with organizations that do not have an established internship program. Students are also responsible for soliciting from the proposed organization all material necessary to evaluate the potential internship experience. This should include information about the organization’s mission and specifically what duties the internship will include. Once this information is assembled the student will work with the department chair to complete the paperwork necessary to registering for credit. Students may earn up to twelve hours by internship.
A short list of places Radford University Theatre and Cinema students have interned includes: Battersea Cultural Arts Center, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Playhouse on the Square-Memphis, Mill Mountain Theatre, The Barter Theatre, Disney World, Kentucky Repertory Theatre, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Berkshire Theatre Festival and Westport Country Playhouse.
The following links will aid in setting up an internship: