CTE is about actively engaging students in the arts and empowering them to achieve their dreams. The Intern Program was created to enable students to take what they’ve learned in CTE workshops and give back to the program by helping the younger students learn and grow. Interns are paid CTE staff and role models.  Intern candidates must be high school to first year in college age and have participated in CTE as a student for at least two years.

Interns work with groups of approximately 10-12 students of mixed ages who are in the Arts Festival and Showcase/Spotlight/PT programs. Tasks include leading Circle Groups, directing short plays for Arts Festival casts, and teaching classes in all aspects of the theatre arts. Interns work closely with the Artistic Director and other CTE faculty to learn what it takes to become an effective instructor.


Adam Peters

Adam is excited to return to CTE for his 15th year and his 3rd fantastic year as an Intern! He attends the University of Hawai’i – Manoa to major in Anthropology with a focus on Linguistics through the Honors Program! He can’t wait for this theater-filled summer to start and for the fabulous memories to begin!



Alice Tammetta

Alice Tammetta is returning for her second year as an intern! Since 2007, CTE has been a wonderful part of her life and she is very thankful for the opportunity to work alongside such great staff members and other interns. She’s ready for the summer to begin and make all sorts of new friends!



KeShaun Greer

This is my 11th year at CTE and my second year as an intern.  I’m excited to return as an intern with the knowledge that I gained from my first year.  I graduated from Timberline High School this last summer and am planning on attending Evergreen State College. My favorite part of CTE is meeting as many students as I can and I am excited to do it again this summer.



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Kate is thrilled to be returning for her third year as an intern and fifth summer at CTE! In the fall she will be heading to France to study art history at the American University of Paris but for now she can’t wait to spend another summer with some of the best people she knows.



Katie Sellars

Katie is so excited to come back to CTE for her 14th (!) year. She recently finished her first year at Saint Joseph’s University, where she is majoring in English and minoring in gender studies. This is Katie’s third year as an intern. She is thankful to spend the summer creating CTE magic with some of her favorite people.



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Jasper is delighted to return for his 6th year at CTE and 2nd year as an intern! He is going into his senior year at UWC Thailand International School in Phuket, where he studies IB Theater (among other things). He is excited to return to CTE so that he can experience another year of magic!




Rachel Hodes

This is Rachel’s second year as an intern and her tenth with CTE! She is a rising sophomore at Wellesley College, where she is studying sociology and spending almost every second of free time doing theater. She can’t wait to come back to CTE for another incredible summer!



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Kameron just finished his freshman year at Portland State University and will be transferring to the Evergreen State College for his sophomore year where he plans to study music and film. This is Kameron’s eleventh summer with CTE and his second as an intern. He is excited to be back with his fellow interns, working on new and exciting things.



Lily Nguyen

This summer will be Lily’s fifth year at CTE and first as an intern! In the fall she’ll be a senior at Olympia High School, where she enjoys playing violin, writing poetry, and doing tech theater. Her past years at CTE have been exclusively behind the scenes, but she is excited to take a step into the other side of theater and make new memories!



 Cameron Sandison

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This will be Kat’s 5th year at CTE and she is super excited to return as an intern. Kat graduated from Olympia High School this year and plans to attend South Puget Sound Community College in the fall where she will continue to pursue her dream of being a teacher. She can’t wait for this summer as she knows it will be a blast!



Reese Sigman

Reese has adored CTE since her very first day in 2009, and couldn’t be happier about her opportunity to intern for the first time this summer! She plans to finish her AA degree as a Running Start student at SPSCC while participating in drama as a senior at Tumwater High School. Reese is very excited to reconnect with the wonderful family of CTE!



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This is Imogen’s 11th year at CTE, but her first year as an intern, and first year back from a 3 summer break. She is very excited to get back into her theater roots, and to have fun working with everyone creating an amazing performance! Imogen is graduating from Olympia High School, and is looking forward to start college in the fall. She loves making new friends, trying new foods, and meeting new dogs!