The MYT Assistant/Internship program is designed to give college and older high school students the opportunity to experiment with the artistic and technical aspects of a full-scale theater production. By working side by side with professional artists, students experience the myriad of ‘backstage’ tasks that go into creating the stage and background for the performing artist.

MYT emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of theater. The internship program gives students interested in the artistic and technical aspects of theater a chance to work with students to create a musical theater production. Interns will also get the opportunity to assist in teaching younger children as well as learning the organizational skills that the mentor teachers use to plan their program. Interns will learn about problem solving, budgets, shopping for materials, teaching at different age levels, and collaborating with other artists. These skills will be invaluable to young people looking towards careers as teachers, performers, or artists.

Assistants/Interns can choose to focus on one or several aspects of theater:

  • Choreography and dance assistant
  • Set design and construction
  • Scene painting
  • Property design and construction
  • Costume design and construction
  • Sound and lights: design, set up and running
  • Stage management
  • Production assistant

Students will be assigned to a mentor teacher who will oversee their work and include them in the planning and teaching process of the production. Interns will also help with the general running of the program, including being present to assist during lunch and recess. Please read the MYT brochure for more information about the general program.

Enrollment is limited. Students are asked to fill in the enclosed application describing their particular interests and why they feel this program would be beneficial to them.

Internship Form

Assistants/Interns may participate in any or all of the MYT programs:

Interns may also elect to work in general Marsh Youth Theater administration and marketing work during all or portions of the complete summer period: June 2-August 12

Please click here for information on the different workshops.

There is no cost for the program. Community service credit is available. Stipends may be available to SF high school students only through MYEEP or California Lawyers for the Arts.


Send application or address any questions to:
Rebecca Cervantes, MYT Program Director

1062 Valencia Street
SF, CA 94110
415-826-5750 x3