Student Internship Program
Florida Capitol Press Corps’ Annual Press Skits
The Florida Capitol Press Corps is a diverse group of journalists who cover the seat of state government in Tallahassee. Each year, the Press Corps produces and stars in the Capitol Press Skits, which pokes fun at politicians to raise money for the Barbara L. Frye Scholarship Fund. Press Skits is a comedy variety show consisting of skits, videos and parody songs created and performed by these journalists. The Press Corps is looking to hire student interns to assist our adult amateur actors with this year’s production. This year’s skits director is Terrence Pride.
The positions available are:
- Assistant Director/Stage Manager ($500 stipend)
- Musical Director ($500 stipend)
- Director of Photography ($500 stipend)
All positions will be paid in two installments: half on Nov. 30 and the other half after successful completion of the show and wrap-up duties.
Students chosen to participate in the internship program will assist with producing the Annual Press Skits on Jan. 23, 2018. There will be roughly 20 rehearsals and meetings from September through January, with time demands increasing closer to the show. Student interns are expected to attend all rehearsals unless absences are cleared with the Press Corps liaison and excused in advance. Multiple absences or dissatisfactory performance may result in dismissal from the internship program.
HOW TO APPLY
Email a resume that includes work/experience in comedy or musical theater, relevant coursework, applicable skills and three references (name, title, organization/school, phone number and email address). One reference must be a professor or member of the staff at your current school. Click “continue reading” to see full job description.
Applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct 20.
Questions and comments about the internship program and application process can be emailed to the same address or by contacting Press Corps Director Terrence Pride at (305) 542-4841.