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Fellowships / Internships Overview

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is looking for the next generation of creative, dedicated, and highly innovative theatre artists and administrators, poised to jump-start their careers.

We offer fellowships and internships in various areas. These positions are well suited to graduate students looking for real world experience in running a professional theatre company or someone recently out of a college or training program, but of course everyone is welcome to apply. Internship positions are part-time, semester-long, usually 25-30 hours a week. Fellowship positions are full-time and are either semester- or season-long. We do not offer summer positions.

As a fellow / intern at Woolly Mammoth, you will…

  • Work intimately with Woolly’s leadership, senior staff, and members of your department or area.
  • Work independently and collaboratively with your departmental colleagues on short- and long-term projects.
  • Interact with Woolly staff, board and visiting artists, as well as members of the dynamic theatre community in the DC-metropolitan area.
  • Receive free tickets to all Woolly Mammoth productions.
  • Attend special events at Woolly Mammoth including opening and closing night parties as well as the annual benefit.
  • Have the opportunity to attend rehearsals of Woolly productions.

Housing is not provided. Interns are reimbursed for local transportation for up to $25/week. Fellows are provided a transportation stipend of $50/week.


All application materials must be submitted electronically and according to the specifications listed below and in the application. Woolly is not responsible for formatting errors or incomplete applications. Applications received in hardcopy via mail or fax will not be accepted (but will be recycled).

All application materials must be submitted together in one single email. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Applicants will be notified once a complete application is received (please allow for approximately one week).

Please provide:
  1. Cover letter indicating your desired position, describing your interest in Woolly, summarizing your prior experience and/or qualifications, and explaining why you are the ideal candidate for your desired internship. Cover letters should be in PDF format and named “Last Name First Name Cover Letter(e.g. Bowen Kirsten Cover Letter).

  2. A professional work résumé that lists: education & training, work history, theatre/arts experience, and computer skills. Résumés should be in PDF format and named “Last Name First Name Resume” (e.g. Bowen Kirsten Resume).

  3. If applying for one of the following positions, please include an analytical writing sample: Literary Fellow, and Development Intern. This sample should not be a piece of creative writing. Do not submit a work of fiction or a script.

  4. If applying for the Literary Fellow, please include two letters of recommendation (employers, professors, etc). Letters of recommendation are only required for Literary Assistant candidates. Letters of recommendation must be received in electronic format, and may be submitted directly to The subject line must read “Applicant Last Name Applicant First Name Recommendation Literary (e.g. Bowen Kirsten Recommendation Literary).

Applications will not be processed until all materials have been received.

Applications accepted by email only. Send completed applications to All application materials should arrive together. Direct all questions to No phone calls please or direct inquiries to Woolly staff members.

Open fellowships / internships

Lighting fellow

Supervisor: Samantha Campbell, Master Electrician

Under the guidance of Woolly's award-winning Resident Lighting Designer and Master Electrician, the Lighting Fellow will be given the opportunity to learn the technical aspects of the light hang, focus, and maintenance in a professional setting.  This includes planning, show preparation, and implementation of the lighting designs and systems.  The fellow will receive experience serving as the Designer's assistant during Tech and Previews and assisting the Master Electrician with lighting paperwork.  In addition, the fellow will experience touring companies while assisting the Master Electrician in the prep and execution of Presented Artist technical riders. Assistant will also take part in the seasonal maintenance of both the theatre space and the building. Good communication skills and a sense of humor are essential for this position. Knowledge of Lightwright and Vectorworks is a plus.

This is a semester long position.

FALL Marketing & Communications Intern

Supervisor: Mikala Stubley, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

The Marketing & Communications Intern will work closely with the Marketing team to plan, execute, and analyze marketing campaigns during the winter and spring.

The Marketing Intern will:

  • Monitor social channels for trending news and ideas relevant to the Woolly brand
  • Participate in social media content creation and account management
  • Assist with capturing and analyzing social media metrics
  • Manage email reporting and analytics
  • Manage the distribution of promotional material for DC-area event guides
  • Coordinate and implement grassroots marketing efforts, such as poster and postcard distribution
  • Provide occasional support for evening events
  • Assist with marketing research and other administrative duties as needed

Candidates should possess a strong interest in theatre, experience with social media management, and a willingness to learn.

The positon is part-time (15-20 hours per week) and unpaid, with a travel stipend offered. This internship is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in nonprofit communications, particularly in social media, reporting, and analytics. There is also the occasional opportunity to earn part-time revenue through related box office activities.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to