It's that time of year: applications are now being accepted for the Gilbert V. Hemsley Jr. Internship in Lighting with the New York City Ballet, New York City Opera, and the Lincoln Center Festival. Applications will be received from January 1 through February 15, 2004. 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 2004, and continue until the end of February 2005. 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
NYC, NY 10023