Childsplay’s Summer Internship Program gives teens leadership opportunities in the theatre and classroom setting in assistance to our Summer programs. We utilize interns in a meaningful way for both the intern and Childsplay Academy.
Interns assist professional teaching artists by encouraging students to participate or helping guide them in activities, scenes, or choreography. An intern may be a Hogwarts Potions Professor, assistant director, arts and crafts specialist or even a Secret Agent. Interns also support the Academy Admin team preparing scripts, gathering supplies, and organizing materials for class. Student-Interns will also recieve mentornship and training throughout the week with regular oppurtunities to take part in leadership.
It’s a great way to get volunteer hours and have fun doing it! Here is what some of our previous interns have said about the program:
“This was such a fun week to be a part of. Seeing the kids happy and excited to arrive each day was amazing.” -13 year old
“I loved meeting all these kids but the fact that they treated me like an authority figure made it that much more fun.” -16 year old
“It’s super easy and fun. It gives you good experience!” -14 year old
“I would definitely recommend interning at Childsplay! It’s an amazing experience in a very welcoming and encouraging environment and I learned a lot this week.” -15 year old
As a volunteer, we allow students to work the hours and weeks that fits their schedule. Some interns volunteer all summer long; others have one awesome week with us. The standard commitment is one full week at a time for at least 20 hours for the week.
Please reach out even if you’re not sure about your commitment. We do a great job of accommodating your schedule while still giving you a memorable experience. We also have a lot of "sub" oppurtunities.
Volunteer hours run the same time as our Summer Camp, Monday through Friday:
Half day schedules will be with our preschool classes (which can be, but not required, done in addition to extended care)
If you are interested, send a letter of interest to the Academy Associate, Brianna Fallon, to set up an interview/initial meeting. Phone: (480) 921-5722 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also include your preferred weeks and times in your letter. Please reach out via phone or email with any questions.