EXCEL Internships

EXCEL maintains official partnerships with prominent arts organizations to provide exclusive, paid internship opportunities for SMTD students. Past partnerships have included the Metropolitan Opera, the University Musical Society, the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, DanceWorks Chicago, and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Our current partnerships are listed below. See links for more information about each organizational partner and its internship.

Partner Organizations


Internship Fund

For students who independently secure internships with external organizations, the EXCEL Internship Fund provides students with financial hardship awards up to $1,000 to cover living and travel expenses. (Note that the internship fund is not available to supplement EXCEL’s current internships with the partners listed above.)

Read more about the Internship Fund guidelines and all of EXCEL’s student funding opportunities on EXCEL Lab Funding.