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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Villanova’s Abbey Theatre Professional Internship

The Villanova University-Abbey Theatre Exchange Program will provide a grant to a Villanova student to intern at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, Ireland during the summer season.  Founded in 1904, the Abbey Theatre is a world-class institution that actively engages and reflects Irish society.  It is also one of the most enduring institutions in literary history and has long occupied an important place in Irish emigrant cultures around the world.

The paid internship will begin at the end of May and continue for eight weeks into July. The student will work alongside theatre professionals in the day-to-day operations of Ireland’s national theatre and help run a new program—the Abbey Theatre Summer Studio. Junior and senior undergraduates and graduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences at Villanova University are eligible.  A grade point average of at least 3.0 is required.

Students studying in any Arts and Sciences discipline—particularly Irish Studies, Theatre, English, Media Relations, and Performance Studies—are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must demonstrate:

·         Interest in and/or knowledge of Ireland and Irish culture
·         Knowledge of dramatic literature and/or theatre practice
·         Excellent research, writing, speaking, and presentation skills
·         Ability to work both independently and collaboratively

Applications are being accepted until February 10.