© 2019 San Francisco Mime Troupe - a 501c3 nonprofit organization # 94-1602975.


applications for early acceptance must be postmarked by Feb. 21, 2019.

All other applications must be postmarked by April 10, 2019.

Click Here for a PDF flyer to print out for your drama callboard!

( click here to see how to apply by mail )

The San Francisco Mime Troupe's Internship program provides exciting opportunities for college students and recent graduates to gain hands-on experience in several areas of theater production. An SFMT internship may be of particular interest to those seeking an intensive experience in the process of producing original new works. In addition, participants will be offered unique insight into a collectively-run organization producing socially-conscious, issue-driven theater. All prospective summer interns should also consider applying for the Troupe's Summer Workshop which will both enhance and reinforce your summer experience.

The Mime Troupe offers a variety of internships, both full and part-time; the actual hours and duties will be finalized with your internship acceptance. To inquire about administrative support during non-production months (October thru April) please email the General Manager. To inquire about Youth Theater Internships (Nov-April) please email the YTP Project Director. The bulk of our internships occur during the summer months (May-September). For a complete list of summer internships, see below.


  • Summer Internships run roughly from May - September. If you will need to return to school, the internship can be terminate at the end of August.

  • Interns must be available (not have conflicts) for this entire period of time in which their internship takes place. However we are willing to work with Interns if there are scheduling conflicts, so please indicate that on your application.

  • Interns will receive a stipend of $50 per week and one free meal on performance days in the parks.

  • Interns will have an irregular schedule including evenings, nights and weekends.

  • Interns are expected to show excellent logistical / organizational skills, strong time management, and the ability to work independently or as part of a team and must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Interns are not encouraged to look for part-time work during the internship period.

  • Interns may also participate in the Summer Workshop.

  • View the Summer Program FAQs and the About Us page for more information.


  • College undergraduate, graduate students and recent graduates.

  • Anyone open to new ideas, new experiences and new people.

  • People of color and/or diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • People who want to be part of a team and have a passion for creative social justice work.


Administrative internship

Duration: May through early September; can also be offered year round
Time Commitment: Part-time (25hrs) or full-time (40hrs) each week

The Administrative Intern reports directly to the General Manager and will help with a variety of day to day operations. Applicants should have outstanding organizational and research abilities, a great telephone demeanor and proven word processing and computer skills. This is a great way to see how a non-profit theater functions.


Duration: First day of summer show rehearsal (mid May) through early September
Time Commitment: Full-time (40hrs) each week

The Assistant Stage Manager Intern assists the Stage Manager of our summer show, attends ALL rehearsals, production meetings and summer performances. The Mime Troupe is an Equity theater company and EMC points can be earned. This internship conforms to Equity contract hours. After opening the ASM will serve as backstage support primarily assisting with load-in/out, light focus and crewing each performance. Candidates with lighting experience is a plus but not a requirement as well as applicants interested in pursuing Stage Management as a career.


Duration: Mid May through early September
Time Commitment: Full-time (40hrs) each week

The ATM intern assists the tour manager in organizing and administrating the entire summer tour, beginning to end. Tasks include procuring donations, organizing publicity runs, facilitating communications between the SFMT and venue presenters, outreaching to donors and volunteers, preparing meals for the cast and crew, and much more! This internship offers hands-on, practical experience with project oversight & management and marketing/outreach support in a non-profit setting.




Duration: March/April and runs through August/Sept; can also be offered year round
Time Commitment: Full time (40hrs) to part-time (25 hrs) each week

Description: Tasks include research, writing and collaboration/outreach to identify resources relevant to our summer show topics and administrative work as needed. The CE intern will arrange and oversee forums drawing from community connections they establish. Skills needed: resourcefulness, strong attention to detail, good communication, ability to work independently and as part of a team. Familiarity with: Excel, Word, & Social Media. Applicants must possess a strong desire to engage with culturally diverse communities and activist organizations. This internship ranges from full time (40hrs) to part-time (25 hrs) each week and can also be offered year round. Read a rough time line break down of this internship.


Duration: June through early September
Time Commitment: Full-time (40hrs) each week

Description: Costume intern begins at the very beginning of June and will work directly with the productions' Costume Designer as an apprentice: pulling, building, altering, machine and hand stitching as well as some shopping, and help with wig styling if necessary. Previous experience in a costume shop is strongly recommended. Due to the fact that we use multiple casting, the costume intern should be detail oriented, fast on their feet and able to help solve quick change rigging issues. This internship can be limited to the pre-production/design/build phase or can expand to include wardrobe maintenance and assisting with load-in/load out of the summer show until the end of September.



Duration: Late May through early September
Time Commitment: Full-time (40hrs) each week

Description: Scenic Design/Technical Direction Intern begins in late May and will work directly with the production's Technical Director and Scenic Designer as an apprentice carpenter, painter, and rigger. Familiarity with scenic painting, carpentry, rigging and power tools is strongly recommended. Creative application of stage craft skills is needed to solve the challenges of an outdoor, portable and versatile set. After opening, intern will assist in directing the load-in/out of the summer show, paint touch-ups, repair and maintenance of the set. Internship lasts from pre-production/build to end of summer season.


Duration: Mid-June through early September
Time Commitment: Full-time (40hrs) each week

Description: Intern will work under the supervision of the production's Audio Engineer and will assist/learn the set up and running of a touring theatrical pro-audio system. Will attendance at some rehearsals and all local performance. Basic familiarity with mixing live music is important. The work will include proper EQing and compressing techniques, as well as detailed troubleshooting for snakes and complex multipin setups. The San Francisco Mime Troupe represents one of the most challenging and unique sound system setups in the theatrical touring industry. Live musicians and singers in an outdoor non-controlled environment pose unique challenges.

You can also APPLY by mail

Please note, applications missing any of the required documents will not be considered.

  1. Print and complete our Internship Application - Click Here for the PDF.

  2. Attach a Cover Letter.

  3. Include your current Resume.

  4. Include a Letter of Recommendation.

  5. Please include two references with current contact information.

  6. You may also include a Portfolio or Work Samples ( this is greatly encouraged! )

  7. Please include a check for $25.00; this is a non refundable application fee. You may also pay via PayPal by Clicking Here.

Please mail all application materials to

Attn: Internship Coordinator
SF Mime Troupe
855 Treat Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94110

Thank you for your interest in our internship program!

If you have any questions please contact
Marissa Ellison by email at 
Or by Phone at 415-285-1717