David R. Hayworth College of Arts and Sciences

Internships and Experiential Learning

We are proud to offer an exclusive and permanent relationship with the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company in Baltimore, Maryland where our students work during the summer.

Featured Student Internship:

Cara-KramerCara Kramer, ’16 – marketing and editorial intern for Samuel French Inc. in New York City

Responsibilities include editing scripts, creating social media posts, attending shows on behalf of Samuel French and reviewing scripts to determine if they are ready for publication.



Students at HPU are exposed to experiential learning opportunities daily by being part of our theatre ensemble and working multiple production jobs throughout their undergraduate career. In addition, we bring in guest artists and host multiple workshops each year to give our students the opportunity to learn from and create with top industry professionals. Artists in Residence often spend 4-5 days with our students, but when our department collaborates with playwrights they come to campus once a semester for 1-2 years, working with students and faculty as the play(s) are developed. For example, John Cariani came to HPU at least 6 times over 3-4 years during our 2 collaborations with him (for Love/Sick and Cul-de-Sac). Students had the opportunity to develop a working relationship with him, and many have been able to work with him or connect after they graduated. Playwright Brandon Burk came for 3 semesters while working with our department on developing/writing his one-man play, INVENTION.

Learn more about our guest artists and collaborations here.

Professor Jay Putnam winds up a Shakespeare workshop in advance of auditions for As You Like It, 2017.