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 14th year (!!!) and his 2nd fantastic year as an Intern! In the fall, he will be a freshman attending the University of Hawai’i – Manoa to major in Linguistics of Indo-Pacific Languages 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.



Kate Hayes

Kate is thrilled to be returning for her second summer as an intern and her fourth summer at CTE. In the fall she will be a senior at Olympia High School and loves all forms of art both visual, literary and on stage. She is so excited to spend another summer with the best people around, see you all in June!



Katie Sellars

Katie has just graduated from Pope John Paul II High School. She will be attending Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia this coming fall to major in English and minor in Gender Studies. This is Katie’s thirteenth year of CTE and her second year as an intern. She is excited to spend the summer working with some of her best friends to create an amazing show.



Jasper McAvity

Jasper is excited to return to CTE for his 5th year and 1st as an intern! He is going into his senior year at Olympia High School, where he is a part of Knowledge Bowl and the Olympia Math Group. He can’t wait to take a more active role in CTE this summer!




Rachel Hodes

This will be Rachel’s ninth year with CTE and her first as an intern. She graduated from Olympia High School this year and will be attending Wellesley College as a freshman next year.  She hopes to continue her involvement with theater there, both on and off the stage.  She is so happy to be back with CTE, and can’t wait to experience the craziness and the magic all over again!



Amiel Richter

Amiel has been involved in CTE productions for the last 4 years, and thoroughly enjoys acting. He is also a passionate athlete, his favorite sport being crew, which he is currently a part of. He attends Olympia High School, and recently finished his freshman year. He loves working with kids, and is greatly looking forward to his first year as a CTE intern.



 Sophie Bustetter

This summer will be Sophie’s 10th year at CTE and she is very excited to be returning as an intern this year! Sophie graduated from Capital High School in June and plans to attend Portland State University in the fall where she will major in Liberal Studies and hopefully minor in Spanish and Theatre Arts. Sophie is looking forward to sharing her love of the arts and the CTE experience with young, aspiring performers and technicians!



Kameron Bustetter

Kameron has recently graduated from Capital High School, and he will be attending Portland State University in the fall to study film production and theatre. Kameron has been a CTE student since 2007 and is very excited to be back after one summer away in Europe.