The application deadline for Seattle Rep’s 2020/21 Internships and Apprenticeships is Monday, March 9, 2020. Please read through all of the following information before submitting your application. If you have any questions, please contact our PATP Coordinator.


What are the application requirements? Any tips for submitting a strong application?

For your convenience, please see below a brief description of each item in the application process:

Letter of Intent

In 500 words or less, address the following items:

  • What experience would you bring to this specific Internship/Apprenticeship?
  • What are you hoping to learn/explore during your time at Seattle Rep? Why is Seattle Rep the best place for you to learn the specific skills you are looking for?
  • How does this Internship/Apprenticeship fit in your career goals?
  • This is your chance to let us know what makes you the strongest candidate for the specific Internship/Apprenticeship.


  • Please include only your most relevant experience for the Internship/Apprenticeship you're applying for. List most recent experience first.
  • To avoid formatting issues, please upload as a PDF file.

Work Samples

  • Please only upload if you are applying for the following Internships/ Apprenticeships: Paint, Props, Lighting Design, or Marketing & Communications. Work samples for other Internships/Apprenticeships will not be considered.
  • Please go to Internship/ Apprenticeship Options to find more information about what will be considered as acceptable work samples for your selected Internship/Apprenticeship.

Letters of Recommendation

  • Please include 2 letters of recommendation with your application.
  • We want to hear from past professors, employers, or supervisors, especially those with whom you’ve worked with in a similar capacity as the Internship/Apprenticeship you are applying for.
  • Tell your reference exactly what you are applying for and give them a list of the skills/strengths you want them to speak to. Blanket recommendations for multiple positions/organizations do not help set you apart from other candidates. Specificity is key!

Supplemental Question

As a part of your application, you will be asked to respond to the following question in 500 words or less:

“Seattle Rep is committed to increasing equity at every level of our organization. Please describe your biggest achievements and your biggest challenges in pursuing a career in the arts, and how an Internship or Apprenticeship at Seattle Rep will help you to take the next step forward in your professional development.”

Here are a few things to consider while approaching this question:

  • Describe the biggest challenges you have encountered in pursuing a career in the arts and how you have overcome them.
  • Who are you? Where do you come from? What can Seattle Rep do for you that no other organization can? How will this opportunity impact your future?
  • This is your chance to help us get to know you on a personal level.

How long will it take to complete the online application?

The full application process will take approximately 30 minutes to complete and must be completed all at once. Please make sure you have all your supplemental materials prepared before you start, as they must all be uploaded into the form. The form does not allow you to save your application and come back to it later.

Any tips to make the application process easier?

We recommend writing your letter of intent and supplemental question answer before starting the application process. That will allow you to simply copy/paste your supplemental question answer into the form and upload your letter when the time comes.

I do not have extended access to a computer. How do I apply?

You can apply by postal mail!* Just download the PDF version of our application and send all materials in one envelope to:

PATP Recruiter

ATTN: Nabra Nelson
Seattle Rep
155 Mercer St
Seattle, WA 98109

*Please note applications must be received in our offices by the deadline on Monday, March 9, 2020.


Can I apply for more than one Internship/Apprenticeship?

You can apply to a maximum of two different Internships/Apprenticeships. Please note that each Internship/Apprenticeship will require a separate application. We also expect separate targeted cover letters and resumes for each Internship/Apprenticeship you apply for.

Once you have all your required materials and are ready to start the application process, proceed to the application form.