Internship Opportunities

Portland State's urban setting is a significant asset to a student's education as it offers a wide range of opportunities to augment program activities, frequently only a short walk away. One of the main goals of the school is to support students in learning situations off-campus that are supplemental to their theater and film education. When such opportunities arise, students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of them. Students make arrangements through a school area advisor to register for academic credit for professional, K-12, and community-based projects in theatre and film.* For a primer on setting up your internship, see the Theater and Film Internship Packet

At left: Student interns  rehearse for the Opening Ceremony performance for SCUP 44, Oregon Convention Center, under the direction of Michael Curry, master designer for The Lion King, Walt Disney Company, Cirque Du Soleil, Universal Studios and The Olympics, amongst others,  June 2010.

Following, is a list of potential sponsors, to name a few,  with which to start your search for an internship:


Intern at Artists Rep
Intern at Coho Theatre
Intern at LAIKA
Intern at Northwest Children's Theatre
Intern at Northwest Film Center
Intern at OPB (Oregon Public Broadcasting)
Intern at Portland Center Stage
Intern at KATU (Channel 2)
Intern at PICA
Intern at Second Story
Intern at Broadway Rose


Search for Internship Opportunities listed through the Regional Arts & Culture Council
Intern at Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Intern at ACT (A Contemporary Theatre) Seattle
Intern at Seattle Repertory Theatre
Intern at Taproot Theatre Company Seattle


Intern at Theatre Communication Group
Intern at Disney World
Intern at CSPAN
Intern at Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Search for Internships through the National Clearinghouse for Arts Volunteering


International internships available through PSU Education Abroad

*Credit for internships is P/NP and may be used for the major.