Writers Theatre’s internship program is designed for college students and young professionals seeking to gain practical experience in arts administration. Internships are currently offered in the areas of development, marketing and communications, and artistic/education. Interns are fully integrated into daily operations at the Theatre and are mentored by the Director of Education and individuals in their department. Unfortunately at this time internships are unpaid and do not compensate for travel. However, in addition to in-depth mentorship, interns may receive school credit and receive professional development opportunities and participate in learning seminars. Writers Theatre is located off the Glencoe Metra stop and is also easily accessible via Pace buses.
- Earn school credit, if applicable.
- Networking opportunities. WT interns make connections with the industry’s leading professionals.
- A season weekday membership to Writers Theatre.
- Exclusive backstage access to Writers Theatre events.
- Mentorship from Director of Education and department leadership in your area of focus.
- Opportunities for professional development and to participate in various arts and arts administration seminars.
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 the 2013-14 Season
The artistic/education intern assists staff with facilitating workshops, discussions and lectures; organizing residences and school visits; 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 education. Candidates should be computer literate and outgoing.
The development intern assists in the activities of fundraising, special events, grant writing, funding research and more. Candidates should be personable and outgoing and possess excellent writing, communication, and computer skills.
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.
Fall internships (September – December) – Applications due June 1
Winter/Spring internships (January – May) – Applications due October 1
Summer internships (May-August) – Applications due March 1
- We only accept digital applications. To apply, please download and complete the application form.
- E-mail the application form, a cover letter*, professional resume, and two letters of recommendation to Director of Education Nicole Ripley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*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.