High School Intern Program

High school students from the Sacramento area work and learn alongside some of the area’s finest artists in the Sacramento Shakespeare Festival Intern Company program. Find out if the Intern Program is right for you or your teen.


Participation in the high school intern program will help build self-confidence, self-esteem, independence, and team skills in a non-competitive atmosphere, and give interns an unparalleled experience in Shakespeare performance and production. All interns will be the performers in our Green Shows – short previews of the plays in repertory. Interns will also perform a shortened Shakespeare play in a showcase performance on the main stage. Interns will receive instruction and hands-on experience in all areas of theatre production. All interns will participate in workshops that may include Voice, Movement, Shakespeare, Stage Combat, and more. College credit and/or community service hours are available.


  • Between 13 – 18 years of age
  • In high school, independent study or home school (summer before freshman or after senior year acceptable)
  • 2.75 GPA

Application Information

  • Application available: TBA
  • Application deadline: TBA
  • Program Start Date: June 1, 2023
  • Program End Date: July 23, 2023
  • Intern Company Orientation: TBA
  • For more information on the 2023 program, please email Lori Ann DeLappe-Grondin.

Application Requirements

  • Completed online application – link below
  • Resume
  • Headshot/photo
  • Advanced Education Application Process

Class information

  • For first time interns, use either TAP 380 or 390
  • For returning interns, use TAP 390 (if not used previously), 381, 382, 391 or 392
  • Volunteer Release Form
  • Signature Form
  • Headshot/photo

Please download the above forms and submit scanned copies by upload when you submit your application. All applications must be submitted online. Bring signed originals to the orientation as they will be collected.


  • College Credit
  • Free tickets for family/friends
  • Festival t-shirt
  • Experience
  • Resume credit
  • Master classes by local professionals
  • Community Service credit (hours over unit maximums)

Applications for the 2023 program will open upon request. Please email Lori Ann DeLappe-Grondin.