The Gilbert V. Hemsley Jr. Internship in Lighting is now accepting applications for the 16th annual internship program through February 28. Interviews for finalists will be held in New York in early April. Candidates should submit a resume, a one-page statement of personal goals and anticipated benefits of the internship, and three letters of recommendation. The selected intern will begin in mid-August with the start of the New York City Opera fall season. In mid-November, the intern will continue the experience at the New York City Ballet until the end of February 2000. During the five-week run of The Nutcracker, additional outside opportunities will be coordinated for the intern.

Gilbert Hemsley dedicated his life to the training of young theatre professionals. For 15 years, the internship has continued his legacy by offering a unique experience to young designers. The program provides the opportunity to work in a professional repertory situation with resident and guest designers. Additional opportunities may include touring and media events. A small monthly stipend is provided in addition to travel expenses.

To submit an application, or for further information, contact Mark Stanley, Lighting Director, New York City Ballet, 20 Lincoln Center, New York, NY 10023. Phone: (212) 870-5658; email: esorrin@nycballet.com.