Arcade Academy

Arcade Comedy Theater Internship Program

Interning is a great option for our Arcade Academy students looking to offset part/all of the cost of tuition, in exchange for volunteering to work at our theater. It is also a unique opportunity to enrich your comedy education, experience the behind the scenes operation of an award winning theater, learn customer-service skills, make professional contacts, and become a more active member in our theater community!

How does it work? *updated for 2021*

A limited number of partial internships are available for our four-week classes in Summer 2021. Interns for these classes will work 4 shows at the Oasis or at our theater when we resume indoor shows. If you have questions about these internships please contact our General Manager Jason Clark at
We are now requiring a simple application to become an Arcade intern. Internships are awarded on a first come, first served basis upon review of your completed application. When you have been accepted for an internship, we’ll provide you with a link for your reduced-price student registration. While the staff will be working to process applications as quickly as possible, with a high demand for classes and internships please note that full price student registrations may sell out before you hear back about your internship application.


Applications for our June 2021 classes are now closed. Applications will re-open when July classes are on sale. If you have any questions, please contact Academy Director Robin Hitchcock at


  • Receive 1 Arcade staff t-shirt per session you intern, which is yours to keep no matter what!
  • Must attend a mandatory intern orientation
  • Must have ample availability during evenings with Arcade programming

“Interning was an invaluable experience for me: not only did it save me money on the class, but it gave me a behind-the-scenes glimpse into how a theater runs. I got to know interns, house and stage managers, performers, and producers so much better throughout my time. Yes, it’s work, but I also got to see a huge variety of hilarious comedy shows!”

— Margaret O, former intern

Intern Responsibilities

Each show at the Arcade is unique and different from the next — the same could be said of our intern experience. Teamwork is the key to making each performance go off as planned. Below is a small sample of what you may have to compete on any given show night:

  • Provide outstanding customer service
  • Be open and welcoming
  • Communicate and work well with your fellow interns and house staff
  • Ticket and merch sales in the box office
  • Money handling
  • Ticket scanning
  • Show room set up
  • Ushering
  • Minor janitorial tasks

Additional Info

Once you have signed up for an internship you will be contacted by our General Manager welcoming you to our internship program and to schedule you for your orientation. Please note: if you are unable to complete your internship for any reason, you will owe the full cost of your Arcade class.

If you have any further questions regarding our Internship Program please contact our General Manager, Jason Clark.

Check Out Our Classes

Ready to jump in? Internships are offered for our 8-week classes, which are offered during five sessions throughout the year.