The Gilbert V. Hemsley Jr. Internship in Lighting is acceptancing applications for the 21st annual Internship Program with the New York City Ballet, New York City Opera, and the Lincoln Center Festival, which will take place June 2005-February 2006.

For 20 years, the internship has continued the legacy of Gilbert Hemsley, who dedicated his life to the training of young theatre professionals, by offering this unique experience to young designers. The intern will work with resident and guest designers at the Lincoln Center International Arts Festival, New York City Opera, and the New York City Ballet, as well as experience additional opportunities outside of Lincoln Center, like touring and media events.

Applications for the internship must be received by 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.

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; Email: hemsleylighting@aol.com.