Education & Community Engagement





Cathy Bencivenga
Executive Manager of Education and Community Engagement



Applications for Summer 2022 are closed


alley theatre internships

Alley Theatre Internships provide hands-on professional training for those planning to pursue careers in professional theatre, arts administration or non-profit marketing and management. Available for current students and recent college graduates, internships are educational opportunities that supplement a strong theatre education and act as a bridge for early career professionals. Interns participate in and observe a professional theatre environment - guided and directed by experienced managers and directors - and are entrusted with a great deal of responsibility.

Internships have been on haitus since 2020. During the last active season, 43 interns worked closely with Alley staff, artists and craftspeople to increase their skill-set, sharpen their business acumen, and learn instrumental theatre techniques and gain professional experiences in the theatre industry.

The Alley offers a range of options based on departmental capacity and intern availability. The Alley is not able to provide assistance with transportation or housing.

Fitzpatrick summer internships

Bettye Fitzpatrick

The Fitzpatrick Internship is the Alley's paid Summer intern program. Fitzpatrick Interns receive a $150 weekly stipend, as well as free parking and complimentary tickets to Alley productions.

Bettye Fitzpatrick served the Alley Theatre for more than 50 years as a stage manager, production manager, director of interns and most notably as a member of the Resident Company of Actors.   The Fitzpatrick Internship is designed to combine Bettye’s many facets and keep her living legacy a part of the future of Alley Theatre

A limited number of full-time Fitzpatrick internships are available in both Administration and Production for candidates that fit the following criteria:

  • Available full-time (35-40 hours per week) for a minimum of 10 weeks in the summer term
  • Currently pursuing or recently completed higher education in a related field
  • Demonstrate exceptional aptitude in their chosen area
  • Demonstrate a committment to pursing a career in theatre
  • All interns must be over 18 years old 

Summer Applications are due March 27, 2022. 

The Alley Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be reviewed without regard to race, age, religion, color, sex, veteran status, national origin, marital status or sexual preference.

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additional opportunity

El Zocalo summer Intern scholarship


Inspired by the traditional meeting places found all over Latin America, Alley Theatre’s metaphoric “El Zócalo” is a place-making initiative to celebrate, grow, and interact with Houston’s diverse Latin culture and artistic community. 
The El Zócalo Advisory Committee will provide up to three additional $500 stipends to help support the participation of Latinx interns in the summer program. 

Click "Apply Now" to be considered for this additional support. Note: this quick form is separate from the intern application and both are required.

"This internship was a great outlet for me to make professional connections and explore all the areas of theatre I'm interested in. I've gained more knowledge about what it takes to make an arts organization run than I ever thought I would at such a young age."

Madison McAllister, The University of Tulsa, Education and Community Engagement Intern