Technical Design and Production

Internship Application Information

We welcome interested applicants to reach out for an informal conversation at any point with the chair or one of the other faculty. You can be thinking of applying this year or in the future. The faculty are also happy to give resume feedback before you apply.

An applicant submits a one-page statement of purpose, resume, two professional or academic letters of recommendation, and a transcript. No portfolio is submitted with the online application. The application deadline is February 1, 2022.

In one page, the statement of purpose should describe your career goals and cite specific aspects of the curriculum and training, how the David Geffen School of Drama, and the Technical Design and Production department can help you achieve them.

After an initial review of applications, select candidates are scheduled to interview in New Haven during February or early March. The on-site interview usually includes meetings with several faculty and staff members, a tour of David Geffen School of Drama's campus, opportunities to meet current students, observe class, see a performance if available, and a portfolio review. The portfolio should visually represent your work to date, including photographs, paperwork, or technical drawings.

The applicant can arrange earlier on-site visits or interviews on an as-needed basis. Alternate arrangements for interviews, including internet video conferencing, can be made for international applicants or applicants who cannot travel during the interview period.

If you are invited to interview in New Haven, the David Geffen School of Drama will reimburse a portion of your travel expenses based on geography, including mileage, meals, air travel, hotel, train, or taxi/uber. Exact reimbursement limits will be conveyed to your during interview coordination. Receipts should be sent to Grace O'Brien promptly following your interview and cannot be reimbursed later than 90 days after the day of purchase.

As of September 1, 2019, the S.A.T. or A.C.T. is no longer required and will not be considered if submitted as part of the application.