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 – Freelance Lighting Design

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

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 ’22 – 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.

Em Friedman – Walker Art Center

Em ’21 (they/them) was the performing arts intern, responsible for creating programs, researching arts, and much more at the Walker. Read Em’s perspective on their work on their Student Profile page or via the link above.

Elinor Jones – MN Fringe Festival

Elinor ’21 (she/they) was the Arts & Technology intern with the MN Fringe Festival during summer 2019 and is a House Manager at Mixed Blood Theater. Read Elinor’s perspective on her work on her Student Profile page or via the link above.

Mina Kianovsky – Global Arts Plus

Mina ’21 (she/her) is a teacher’s aide and paraprofessional at Global Arts Plus, a Saint Paul Public school with an arts-infused cirriculum. Read Mina’s perspective on her work on her Student Profile page or via the link above.

Jess Yates – Theater Mu

Jess ’22 (she/her) was the directing intern for Theater Mu’s production of Today is My Birthday. Read Jess’s perspective on her work on her Student Profile page or via the link above.

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.