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Internship Search - Same Place Twice?
« on: Jul 29, 2017, 12:51 pm »
Hi all - I'm seeking some anecdotes/advice regarding internships.

I'm currently going into my junior year of college, and I'm a props intern at a summer stock Shakespeare company out west. I'm also working on the stage management team for two of the four mainstage shows as run crew for two shows, and I was given the opportunity to informally ASM a less involved, non-mainstage production with two performances. Despite the fact that I'm a props intern, stage management is definitely what I want to do, and eventually I hope to relocate to New York or Boston.

I really like the company I'm working with this summer and am definitely going to apply for their stage management internship for next summer. However, I was wondering if anyone has advice about interning for the same company twice. I'm having mixed feelings about it, because on the one hand, I already know I love this company, and interning here next summer would give me a chance to continue to further develop relationships with the people I already know here. On the other hand, I wouldn't be meeting as many new people as if I were working at a different company, and this theatre is kind of far from what I want to end up doing: I am particularly interested in working on musicals (which I don't really have the opportunity to do at my college), and also working in a large, east-coast city.

I'm going to apply to a variety of internship programs, including the one I'm currently working at, but I was wondering if anyone had any advice for me to keep in the back of my head during my search/decision process. Thanks in advance!


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Re: Internship Search - Same Place Twice?
« Reply #1 on: Oct 22, 2018, 02:35 pm »
Hi Lind,
I totally understand your dilemma. I was part of a company last year that I fell in love with and am debating on going back. It is always good to keep your options open, because throughout the year your direction might change. Applying to a varie ty of internships can show you what opportunities you can have and can hopefully lead you in a direction that will further your education.  Hope this helps!


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