Internship Program Overview

La Jolla Playhouse is a place where artists and audiences come together to create what’s new and next in the American theatre, from Tony Award-winning productions, to imaginative programs for young audiences, to interactive experiences outside our theatre walls. We offer internships, in all artistic and administrative departments, for developing professionals to gain industry experience by learning side-by-side with extraordinary artists, administrators and technicians. Join a group of people who value creativity, collaboration and innovation while developing plays and musicals that impact people across the globe. Enjoy Playhouse performances, make valuable connections and hone skills that will benefit you in your chosen career.

La Jolla Playhouse internships are a paid opportunities that take place at the Playhouse theatre campus located at University of California, San Diego. Internships are available year-round and touch every aspect of this exciting and fun business. If you believe La Jolla Playhouse is the right match for you, please submit an application online by using the link below.

What You’ll Gain:

Experience | La Jolla Playhouse offers a hands-on, immersive internship that will provide you with learning experiences, opportunities to develop professional skills, observe live processes and performance, and give you an inside look at career pathways in theatre.

Rehearse | During your internship at La Jolla Playhouse, you will form professional relationships that will expand pathways in your chosen field and beyond. Our entire staff is dedicated to providing a holistic, learning experience which includes working to ensure your individual goals are addressed and connecting you with the professionals and resources that will best benefit your specific goals.

Develop | You will have many opportunities to reach your learning goals by participating and contributing towards projects and processes here at La Jolla Playhouse. We commit to providing a nurturing yet challenging experience for you to develop skills through hands-on learning and observation. By the end of your internship, you will have a deeper understanding of the day to day functioning and mission of non-profit theatre.

Play | We invite you as an intern to play with us – to create, ask questions, speak loudly, advocate, grow, laugh, and learn with us through opportunities to connect at playhouse functions, ticketing opportunities in our theatre and within the community, and social events with the other interns in your cohort. Play is a fundamental value at the Playhouse. We laugh, collaborate, support, and create together as an institution. We believe we cannot create the new and the next in theatre without valuing our relationships with each other, and developing reciprocal relationships with our community.

Internship Opportunities

We are looking for interns in all departments for Spring/Summer 2022:

  • Artistic
  • Company Management
  • General Management
  • Learning and Engagement
  • Marketing, Communications, Public Relations
  • Philanthropy + Special Events
  • Production Management
  • Stage Management

What We’re Looking For:

  • Commitment to work 30+ hours a week for 8-10 weeks during our summer season
  • College students and individuals who are looking to make a career change working in the arts
  • Individuals with a passion for the arts
  • Individuals who envision themselves or are curious about careers in the arts
  • Individuals with a growth mindset, who seek to learn through challenging themselves
  • Individuals who can take risks, and equally learn from mistakes


Important Dates:

SUMMER 2022 Session

  • APPLICATION WINDOW: Jan 31st- April 1st
  • REVIEW/ OFFER WINDOW: April 4- April 22
  • All Applicants Notified by April 22
  • INTERN TIME FRAME: May 16- August 19th (14 Weeks)

FALL 2022 Session

  • APPLICATION WINDOW: May 27th- July 15th
  • REVIEW WINDOW: July 18- August 8
  • All Applicants Notified by August 8th
  • INTERN TIME FRAME: Aug 29-Dec 16th (15 weeks)

SPRING 2023 Session

  • APPLICATION WINDOW Sept 30th-Nov 25
  • REVIEW WINDOW: Nov 28th-Dec 20
  • All Applicants Notified by Dec 20
  • INTERN TIME FRAME: Jan 16- May 5 (15 weeks)

We will be returning with our paid internship program in the Summer of 2022. To be notified first when applications are open, please fill out this form.

The La Jolla Playhouse Internship Program is open to all developing artists and professionals. If you are a high school student interested in becoming involved at La Jolla Playhouse, please consider learning more about our Teen Council.

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