UW-Parkside/Fireside Theatre Internship


UW-Parkside and the Fireside Dinner Theatre celebrates their 26 years of partnership and are again offering a paid summer internship program. The university is searching for four high school students to serve as technical assistants with the responsibilities of set construction, prop construction, painting, and set installation. As interns, the students will be enrolled in an Independent Study in Technical theatre through the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. 


Upon completion of the internship, each intern will receive a one credit hour in theatre practicum through the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and will also receive $250. 


The tuition fee for the one credit hour is paid for by the internship program. On-campus housing will be provided, depending on need and/or availability.  


The internship starts June 18 and ends on July 16, 2018. On July 15, the intern crew will depart for Fort Atkinson, and assist in the load-in of the Fireside's production of Singin' in the Rain. Interns will work through the night and return to UW-Parkside on July 24 for check-out. 


A standard workday is from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.  


UW-Parkside, Kenosha, WI
Fireside Dinner Theatre, Fort Atkinson, WI

Application Requirements

Only junior or senior high school students with a written recommendation from their Theatre/Drama instructor or other instructor and parental permission will be considered for the internship. Emergency contact information must also be provided.  

Application Due Date

All written recommendations, parental permission, and applications must be mailed, emailed, or faxed by April 1, 2018 to Nathan Stamper. Please make a copy for your records. 

Selection Date

Telephone interviews will be conducted with potential student interns. Then, the intern selection committee will choose candidates on May 1, 2018. 


Nathan Stamper
900 Wood Road
Kenosha, WI 53144
Fax: 262-595-2271

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