Internship Program
Stipend and Housing Provided


      HCAF provides a cultural atmosphere, including art classes and theatre for professionals and amateurs, plus special children’s programs. Since its founding in 1959, HCAF has maintained an extensive intern program with theatre and college students from across the country, attracted by the opportunity of working with noted artists and craftspeople. In fact, several of the present HCAF staff started out here as interns.

An internship with the HCAF is a valuable supplement and follow-up to a strong theatrical education. Internships/apprenticeships run from 10-14 weeks during the summer season. Internships are for college level experience.  Stipend positions for up to 14 weeks with housing provided.

     The philosophy of the program is to have the intern/apprentice work with the staff on a daily basis.  They will be observing and participating in practical applications of skills required in specific areas and applying those skills to assigned projects. While every effort is made to make internships/apprenticeships a valuable educational experience, participants are expected to perform a variety of tasks, not all of which will be glamorous.  Tasks include set construction, set painting, assisting with theatre camp, backstage crew, stage management, front of house, box office, and running boards. 

Housing arrangements: Housing is available (as long as Covid restrictions allow at the time).  HCAF and its interns have to abide by the rules of Schreiner University, which provides housing.  If you live in the area or are applying for a high school apprenticeship, you will need to be able to provide your own accommodations.  After applications are received, applicants will be interviewed by HCAF Theatre staff.  Applicants will have to pass a background check.  An interview and successful background check does not guarantee an internship.  Please follow the link below to apply.  We look forward to meeting you!