The Gilbert V. Hemsley Jr. Internship in Lighting is pleased to announce the acceptance of applications for the 21st annual Internship Program with the New York City Ballet, New York City Opera, and the Lincoln Center Festival.

Applications for the internship will be received from January 1, 2005 through February 28, 2005. 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 from the internship, and three letters of recommendation. The selected intern will begin in June of 2005 and continue until the end of February 2006. The program includes experience with the Lincoln Center International Arts Festival, New York City Opera, and the New York City Ballet, as well as additional opportunities outside of Lincoln Center.

Gilbert Hemsley dedicated his life to the training of young theatre professionals. For 20 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:

Mr. Mark Stanley, Lighting Director, New York City Ballet, 20 Lincoln Center, New York, NY 10023. Phone: 212-870-4205 E-mail: hemsleylighting@aol.com