CTE is about actively engaging students in the arts and empowering them to achieve their dreams. The Intern Program was created to enable students to take what they’ve learned in CTE workshops and give back to the program by helping the younger students learn and grow. Interns are paid CTE staff and role models. Intern candidates must be high school to first year in college age and have participated in CTE as a student for at least two years.
Interns work with groups of approximately 10-12 students of mixed ages who are in the Arts Festival and Showcase/Spotlight/PT programs. Tasks include leading Circle Groups, directing short plays for Arts Festival casts, and teaching classes in all aspects of the theatre arts. Interns work closely with the Artistic Director and other CTE faculty to learn what it takes to become an effective instructor.
Why is CTE so special:
Here is a video that really says it all. Rachel Hodes, a former CTE intern, has given us permission to share a college presentation where she outlines why CTE is more than just a theatre camp. She touches upon the holistic approach that the staff and interns celebrate and spread throughout all the students. Please click play below and hear from someone who experienced the enrichment of CTE firsthand.