Writers’ Theatre’s internship program is designed for students who want to gain practical experience in arts administration and the art of successful theatre. Internships are currently offered in the areas of development, marketing and communications, and artistic/education. Unfortunately at this time internships at Writers' Theatre are unpaid. However, Writers' Theatre is located off the Glencoe Metra stop and is also easily accessible via Pace.
- Networking opportunities. Make connections with the industry’s leading professionals.
- A season weekday membership to Writers’ Theatre.
- Exclusive backstage access to Writers’ Theatre events.
The duration of the internships may vary by department. Candidates should be actively pursuing the field of specialty or a relevant field of study. Individuals should be ambitious and driven, outgoing and personable, and possess excellent skills in writing and communication.
Positions for 2012-13 Season:
See below for application instructions.
The development intern assists in the activities of fundraising, special events, grant writing, funding research and more. Candidates should be personable and outgoing and require excellent writing/communication skills and computer proficiency.
The artistic/education intern assists staff with facilitating workshops, discussions and lectures; organizing residences and school visits; assisting teaching artists; and maintaining and organizing databases. The intern will also help research for upcoming productions, maintain casting database, and assist with other literary development duties. Ideal candidates should have a passion for arts-in-education. Candidates should be computer literate, friendly, and should like children.
Marketing and Communications:
The marketing and communications intern assists with market research and promotions, material distribution, member event planning and execution and provides clerical assistance and support. Candidates must possess excellent computer capabilities and organizational skills and should excel in writing and communication.
We only accept digital applications.
*In your cover letter please detail at least three things that you hope to gain from an internship and why you think Writers' Theatre would be a good fit for your educational goals.
Following are the deadlines for our internships:
March 1 deadline for summer internships (May-August)
June 1 deadline for fall internships (September-December)
September 1 deadline for winter internships (January-May)
For more information please contact Nicole O'Connell at 847-786-3512. At this time, Writers' Theatre internships are unpaid and do not offer compensation for travel.