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The Hemsley Internship Program is Now Accepting Applications

Michael Eddy • Industry NewsTheatre Buzz • January 9, 2020

Gilbert Hemsley

The Deadline for Applications is January 15th

Applications for the 37th annual Hemsley Lighting Internship Program will be accepted from January 1, 2020 through January 15, 2020. Interviews for finalists will be held in New York on March 27, 2020.

Candidates should submit a resume, a one-page statement of personal goals and their anticipated benefits from the internship, and three letters of recommendation. Digital or paper applications are accepted at the addresses below. Letters of recommendation may be emailed directly from the reference or supplied with the application by mail.

The Internship provides the opportunity to work in a professional repertory situation with resident and guest designers. Two interns will be selected to participate in intern experiences, with one or more of our host organizations. Depending on which program is awarded, internships will begin in June or July 2020 and potentially continue until the end of February 2021.

This year’s companies include the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, San Francisco Opera, New York City Ballet, and Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre. The Internship is offered to U.S. Citizens only. Applicants must have finished their undergraduate or graduate training, and the Internship cannot be used for academic credit. A monthly stipend of $2,750 is provided in addition to travel expenses. The Internship honors the legacy of Gilbert Hemsley by providing a unique professional training experience to young designers as they begin their careers.

Submit an application or for further information:

Mark Stanley
Resident Lighting Designer, New York City Ballet
20 Lincoln Center
New York, NY 10023
(212) 870-4205

Further information from the Hemsley Internship Program:



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