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Theatre and Performance Studies

Undergraduate Programs

Professional Development: Internships, Awards, and Grants

We encourage our students to enrich their theatre training with internship opportunities. Although internships are not required, students may do internship to earn course credit.

Our recent Drama majors/minors have held different internship positions such as marketing and communications intern, assistant to deputy director, stage management apprentice, research assistant, production assistant, and many more positions in the following theatres and art organizations:

Our department works closely with Tufts Career Center to assist our students in discovering internship opportunities.

Molly Glynn Summer Theatre Award
In honor of drama major Molly Glynn, J90, who passed away on September 6, 2014, the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies created the Molly Glynn Summer Theatre Award. These awards will support student summer theatre internships and apprenticeships throughout the US and abroad. We are thrilled to be able to pay tribute to Molly's outstanding contributions to the Tufts theatre community, and thank her friends and fellow alums who made this possible.

The Molly Glynn Summer Theatre Award(s) underwrites a portion of students' expenses for internships and /or apprenticeships pursued in their chosen area of theatre. The award can be used in conjunction with funding from other sources. Preference will be given to students participating in unpaid or minimally stipend programs. Any undergraduate student participating in the department is eligible to apply, with preference given to majors (double majors included) or minors. Students may apply for up to $1,500 in support.

Internship Process

  1. Research internship opportunities
  2. Schedule a meeting with your academic advisor or internship mentor.
  3. Submit your internship applications for theatres and arts organizations.
  4. Apply for Molly Glynn Summer Theatre Award.

Please don't hesitate to contact your academic advisor, our Undergraduate Internship Mentor, Hanife Schulte, or Director of Undergraduate Studies, Linda Girard to request a meeting to discuss what kinds of internship would best match with your interests.

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