Summer Internship Program | Steppenwolf Theatre

Steppenwolf Theatre Company, an ensemble-based theatre company in its 43rd season and winner of the Wall Street Journal Top Small Workplaces award and’s “Top 10 Internships in America” is accepting applications for its 2019-2020 Professional Leadership Program.

Our Professional Leadership Programs offer opportunities for students, graduates, and early-career professionals to experience the inner-workings of a professional theatre from every angle. Each of our programs includes a uniquely hands-on experience coupled with mentorship and professional development. Participants should expect:

·         Formalized and comprehensive training in arts administration or production

·         Focus on professional development and networking

·         Connections to peers, mentors, and industry professionals

·         Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion training

·         Independent and collective learning projects

·         Hands-on experience for future career opportunities

·         Free tickets to Steppenwolf programming

·         Ability to witness firsthand how a world-class theatre operates


The Internship Program(June 3, 2019 – August 30, 2019) is for current students or early-career professionals looking for an introduction to arts administration or production. This program provides direct interaction with and access to Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Internships are available in the following departments:

·         Casting/Artistic

·         Development/Fundraising

·         Education

·         Electrics

·         Literary

·         LookOut Producing

·         Marketing

·         Production Management

·         Properties

·         Publicity

·         Scenic Art

·         Scenic Carpentry

·         School at Steppenwolf

·         Sound

·         Theatre Management


Deadline for application: Sunday, January 27, 2019

To learn more about our programs including our nine-month Apprenticeships and Fellowships or to apply online, please visit

We look forward to hearing from you!

To Apply: 

To learn more about our programs including our paid nine-month Apprenticeships and Fellowships or to apply online, please visit All applications MUST be submitted online.

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
John Rooney
Summer Internship Program | Steppenwolf Theatre | Chicago Artists Resource


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