Student Opportunities

Student Advisory Board | Internships | Additional Scholarship Opportunity

Student Advisory Board
Grades 5-12

Student Advisory BoardThe Student Advisory Board of First Stage strives to inspire, encourage, and lead the voices of the First Stage youth within the Milwaukee theater community. First Stage’s Student Advisory Board helps mold young people into leaders on the stage and beyond. Kids helping kids for future generations. 

Want to make an impact and have a voice within the First Stage community? Apply for the Student Advisory Board! With plenty of community engagement and volunteering opportunities you can help our First Stage community grow even stronger! 

To apply, download and complete our application, and submit via email to J.T. Backes at

Grades 8-12

Do you see yourself as a mentor? Do you want to put your office skills to the test? If you answered yes to either of these questions, the First Stage Theater Academy Internship program is for you!

  • Classroom Interns: Interns serve as a role model, guide, mentor and teacher's assistant. Once classes begin, teachers and students count on our interns and look forward to seeing them each week. All classes meet during our normal Academy hours.
  • Office Assistant: An intern may serve as an assistant in the Academy Office, answering the telephone, taking attendance, light customer service, filing paperwork, making copies, compiling data, delivering messages, etc.

For more information, please contact Brittany Boeche at (414) 267-2978 or


Erica Davis Memorial Scholarship 
The Erica Davis Memorial Scholarship is a one-time scholarship of $500 to a student who displays a commitment to serving others (in school, their community, or at home), has a strong work ethic and leadership qualities, and embodies the ideas within the First Stage Cheer. The intent of this award is to support one student’s next step after high school graduation, whether that be to attend school, invest in a passion, take a trip – anything that will utilize the skills learned at First Stage to help the individual pursue a dream. Application deadline is Sunday, June 30. Learn more and apply