Be an Intern

Now accepting applications for 17-18 season fellows and interns. Applications are due APRIL 14, 2017.

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).

Applications are due APRIL 14, 2017.

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.


Connectivity Fellow

Supervisor: Kristen Jackson, Connectivity Director

The Connectivity Fellow will work closely with the Connectivity Department to plan and implement the many aspects of our show-by-show strategy: audience design, lobby experiences, and Engagement Events. The intern will participate in brainstorming and planning meetings, conduct research on community events and organizations, and assist with designing and installing Woolly’s interactive lobby experiences. The Connectivity Fellow will also support the day to day functioning of the department.

This is a season-long full time position.

Literary FELLOW

Supervisor: Kirsten Bowen, Literary Director

The Literary Fellow position offers the opportunity to be immersed in the literary office of a major new play theatre. The fellow is exposed to the season planning, new play development, and production dramaturgy processes. The fellow performs general assistance to the Literary Director and artistic leadership, including maintaining databases, organizing and implementing the flow of scripts through the Artistic department, reading scripts, writing reports, assisting in the management of outside script readers, updating literary calendars, tracking reviews of outside plays and productions of interest to Woolly Mammoth, attending local plays and readings on behalf of Woolly Mammoth on occasion, drafting departmental language and correspondence, and participating in season planning and departmental meetings with artistic leadership. Dramaturgical experience is developed by acting as Assistant Dramaturg for up to four productions during the season, which includes creating and maintaining production research blogs, writing secondary program notes, and leading post-show talkbacks when appropriate. The fellow may have the opportunity to attend developmental readings, design meetings, rehearsals, as appropriate. On occasion the fellow may be asked to work and attend after-hours events such as Appetizers, which are season and show previews, Woolly’s annual benefit, invited dress rehearsals, and readings or productions at other theatres. Strong writing ability, attention to detail, and organization are essential to this position.

This is a season-long full time position.

Production Fellow

Supervisor: Jenn Harris, Director of Production

Under the guidance of the Director of Production, the Production Fellow will be given the opportunity to learn about budgeting, scheduling, and coordinating the technical aspect of all Woolly Mammoth productions, workshops, and special events. The fellow will learn and assist with the travel and accommodation arrangements for visiting artist. In addition, the fellow will be expected to attend all staff and production meetings and assist with the routine tasks of every day operations. Must be 21 years of age and hold a valid driver’s license. 

This is a season-long full time position.

Technical Fellow

Supervisors: Scott Little, Technical Director; Joel Garcia, Assistant Technical Director

The Technical Fellow position allows for a full understanding of how the production areas and technical staff come together to create a production. Throughout the season, there will be opportunities to become involved in different production departments. Fellows work intimately with the Technical Director and scene shop staff on the construction, finishing, and installation of scenery. Areas of focus include, but are not limited to: wood work, scenic painting, steel work and welding, foam work, plastics. Technical Fellows will also participate in electrics calls on occasion, including hang, focus, and maintenance. For candidates interested in design areas, it is possible to attend production meetings with designers and directors for exposure to the artistic development process.

This is a season-long full time position.

Lighting Fellow

Supervisor: Aaron Waxman, 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 season-long full time position.

Properties Fellow

Supervisor: Jenn Sheetz, Properties Master

The Properties Fellow assists in the acquisition, build, and maintenance of all props used in Woolly Mammoth’s productions. Fellows will work directly with the Properties Master, shopping and crafting of props, reorganizing the shop, and attending production meetings, as well as some rehearsals. Candidates should have prior experience in carpentry, painting, sewing, and crafting as well as having a basic skill set with tools and machinery. Previous Woolly Properties Fellows have gone onto become Properties Masters at local theatres.

This is a season-long full time position.


Marketing Intern

Supervisor: Bryan Braunlich, Marketing & Communication Manager

The Marketing Intern will learn all aspects of working in a Marketing and Communications Department with a specific focus on electronic communications and marketing. The Intern will learn about email marketing, including the creation and deployment of mass emails, advertising, the creation of marketing collateral, budgeting, and targeting and segmentation of audiences. The Marketing Assistant will gain valuable experience learning Box Office and Front of House operations, and will have access to all department and Board Marketing Committee meetings. 

This is a semester-long part time position.