Internships at Twin Cities arts organizations are an integral part of the education of Theater and Dance majors and minors.

While course work prepares students for these opportunities, the hands-on experience at professional institutions prepares them for a solid career in the many fields of the performance arts.

Visit the External Resources page for a compiled list of job boards which are free or available to subscribe to with department support.

Current students should also check out the Macalester Career Exploration website for more information. There you can explore majors, jobs, graduate school, and internships, resume and cover letter tips, a portal to log-in to Handshake, and contact information for Career Exploration staff.


Aidan Endo
Alice Endo – Freelance Lighting Design

Alice ’22 (she/her) was a scenic and lighting design intern for Theater Mu’s Today is My Birthday. Read Aidan’s perspective on her work on her Student Profile page or via the link above.

Mai Moua Thao
Mai Moua Thao – Threads Dance Project

Mai ’22 (she/her) was an administrative support intern for Threads Dance Project, a local dance company founded by Karen L. Charles. Read Mai’s perspective on her work on her Student Profile page or via the link above.

Skye Reddy
Skye Reddy – Threads Dance Project

Skye ’22 (they/them) was an administrative support intern for Threads Dance Project, a local dance company founded by Karen L. Charles. Read Skye’s perspective on their work on their Student Profile page or via the link above.

Jess Yates
Jess Yates – Yellow Tree Theatre

Jess ’22 (she/her) was the education and stage management intern for Yellow Tree Theatre’s Treehouse Summer Camp. Read Jess’s perspective on her work on her Student Profile page or via the link above.

Sandy Zhao
Sandy Zhao – Theater Mu

Sandy ’23 (she/her) was the set design intern for Theater Mu’s production of Today is My Birthday. Read Sandy’s perspective on her work on her Student Profile page or via the link above.

Faith ’22 (she/her) was a marketing intern at Full Circle Theater Company. Read Faith’s perspective on her work on her Student Profile page or via the link above.
Nicola Wong
Nicola Wong – The Cowles Center

Nicola ’24 (she/her) was a marketing and programs intern at The Cowles Center in Minneapolis. Read Nicola’s perspective on her work on her Student Profile page or via the link above.