The Catholic University of America


Washington DC has some of the best internship, assistantship, and fellowship opportunities in the country.

Many of our students have taken advantage of the plentiful theatre and research opportunities at such prestigious companies as:

Woolly Mammoth Studio Theatre
  Folger Shakespeare Library Shakespeare Theatre Company
            Round House Theatre The Library of Congress
Arena Stage Theatre J
Forum Theatre Dog and Pony
 And Many More!   

Internships are a great way to gain valuable, hands-on experience while also building a network and finding a place within the larger DC theatre community. 

Students have the opportunity to choose where they want to serve as an intern; through the department’s extensive network, we help place students at one of their top picks.

Click here to explore a full list of the theatre companies located in or around DC!

Almost all of the theatre companies located in DC offer a variety of internships for different interests and fields. Whatever one's track or future plans, there are internships available in DC that can get students started on their career goals!



Every year we have numerous guest directors, designers, and lecturers come to our campus to work with and instruct our students. Past DC theatre professionals include: 

Randy Baker, Artistic Director of Rorschach Theatre
Gregg Henry, Artistic Director of KCACTF
Paata Tsikurishvili, Founding Artistic Director of Synetic Theatre
Janet Sandford, Artistic Director of Imagination Stage
Bill Largess, Artistic Director of Washington Stage Guild
We bring working professionals from DC to our students, so that they can get a taste of the DC theatre scene firsthand and learn by working with theatre professionals. 


My internship at Woolly Mammoth has taught me a lot, and afforded me the chance to meet a lot of people that I don't think I'd have met otherwise. I think that an important part of a dramaturgical education is actually getting into the rehearsal room and doing the work--there's only so much you can learn in a classrooom.                                                                   -- Catherine Ritter                         M.A. 2016