2019 Des Moines Metro Opera Design and Production Internship Application


Des Moines Metro Opera (DMMO) is a professional summer stock opera company that is located just south of Des Moines, Iowa. DMMO produces three operas in repertory presented in a proscenium-thrust theater and one opera in a non-traditional setting.


Interns will gain both hands-on experiences from working in a professional environment and will receive training from the production staff and designers. In the 9 weeks interns will have:

  • Worked on 7 technical rehearsals, 7 dress rehearsals, and 19 performances
  • Participated in the build of 1opera, working with several different production crews
  • Worked with the DMMO crew heads in skill based work shops
  • Participated in talk backs with Directors, Designers, & DMMO Staff
  • Participated in class room based events including a Resume & Cover letter Workshop and Portfolio Review, contracts, freelancing, & networking.
  • Receive an entrance and exit interview to track progress during the summer 

Interns receive a weekly stipend, free housing, and a travel stipend. Des Moines Metro Opera will also work with college students and their universities if summer credit is available. 

Dates of the 2019 Internship are May 28, 2019 through July 26, 2019.


You must complete the entire application to be considered for an interview. You must also attach a resume with three references in a pdf format. Applications without resumes attached will be deemed incomplete.

If you have any questions about the application please email Danielle Taylor at dtaylor@dmmo.org

General Information

Personal Information

Permanent Address

Mailing Address

Note: Proof of identity and eligibilitywill be required upon employment



Please list your College, Graduate School, Trade School, or Industry Training Programs. Please list your Major or Certificate and Date Completed

Employment History

Employment Question

Upload Cover Letter and Resume  

**All attachments must be in a PDF format**

Submitting Application

By submitting this application, I affirm that the information provided in this application is true and complete. I understand that if employed and false information or omissions shall be considered sufficient cause for dismissal from the Des Moines Metro Opera Design and Production Internship Program. I authorize the investigation of all statements and information contained in this application and attached resume. I also authorize DMMO to contact my listed employers, past and present, on this application and references on my resumes. I release from all liability anyone supply such information and I also release the employer from all liability that might result from making an investigation.


I understand that sending in this application does not guarantee applicant will be accepted into the Des Moines Metro Opera Design and Production Internship Program.


I acknowledge that I have read and understand the above statements and hereby grant permission to confirm the information supplied on this application by me.