Frequently Asked Questions
What are the requirements and qualifications for an intern?
For specific requirements, please refer to the Fall/Spring and Summer Internship tabs above. Qualifications vary based on the department you are interested in. Please see department/job descriptions in the Fall/Spring and Summer Internship tabs above.
Do I need to be a student to apply?
For the fall and spring internships, you must be enrolled (part time or full time) in a college or university to receive credit for the internship. You do not need to be a current student to apply for a summer internship.
What is the work schedule for interns?
Fall and spring interns need to complete 120 hours over the 12-week internship, which averages to 10 hours per week. Hours will be based on the availability of the intern and may vary depending on performances and events. The summer intern schedule will be listed in the job description and is anywhere from 25-40 hours per week for 6-8 weeks.
Are the internships paid?
Yes! All internships are paid at the rate of $15.50 per hour.
What type of resume should I submit?
All internships are arts administration based so please submit your professional resume. We ask that you do not submit acting, directing or design resumes or headshots. Acceptable file formats are .doc, .docx, .pdf, .jpg, .jpeg, .png.
What are you looking for in a personal statement?
Your personal statement should address your specific interest in interning at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, how this internship would further your professional goals and highlight any skills or experiences that make you a good candidate for this internship. Please do not use your personal statement to reiterate your resume. Applicants are also encouraged to use their personal statement to express what equity, diversity and inclusion means to them and why it is important in our industry.
Acceptable file formats are .doc, .docx, .pdf, .jpg, .jpeg, .png (.pdf preferred)
When will I find out if I received the internship?
Intern supervisors will schedule interviews with a select number of candidates following their review of the applications. Regardless of whether you were interviewed, the Center will contact you concerning the status of your application once interviews are complete and a candidate has been selected. This process can take some time, so we appreciate your patience. For fall internships, candidates are notified by late August/early September, for spring internships, candidates are notified by late January/early February and for summer internships, the timeline will be dependent on the start date of the internship. We kindly request that you do not contact us to inquire about the status of your application.
Can I attend performances as an intern?
All Segerstrom Center interns will receive the same ticket offers as the Center’s full-time staff during their internship. These offers vary by show and semester and are a wonderful benefit of interning at the Center.
Do you offer internships for high school students?
We do not currently have any internship opportunities available for high school students and all interns must be 18 years of age or older.
Do you offer internships in acting or design? What about visual arts?
Segerstrom Center for the Arts is a live performing arts presenting house and, therefore, does not directly hire actors, directors or designers. For this reason, we are unable to offer internships in acting, design or visual arts. Our internships instead offer an opportunity to explore the world of arts administration and how it connects with what you see on stage.
How do I contact you?
For more information or questions regarding our internship program, please contact us at email@example.com or (714) 556-2122 x 4333.