Steppenwolf Theatre Company Internship Profile
- “Steppenwolf is a prestigious and successful theatre company.”
- “The people who work here are so friendly, helpful, and welcoming.”
- “My work and presence was important and valued.”
- Seventy-nine percent of respondents chose this internship for career advancement.
Industries: Fine and Performing Arts, Nonprofit
Locations: Chicago, IL
Number of Interns: 11 - 20, 20 (Summer; Fall)
Compensation/Benefits: Unpaid, Academic Credit, Unpaid; Academic Credit is available. Perks: Discounts and Free Tickets to Area Theaters; Seminars
Length: 6 to 12 weeks, 12 weeks (Summer)
Responsibilities: Administrative, Advertising, Education, Human Resources, Management, Marketing, Public Relations
The Steppenwolf Theatre Company was launched in the 1970s by Gary Sinise, Jeff Perry, and Terry Kinney. Originally offering productions out of a church basement in Highland Park,
Illinois, the theatre is now the recipient of multiple Tony® Awards and the National Medal of Arts. With almost 700 performance, readings, and events each year, the theatre is focused on ensemble performance. It aims “to advance the vitality and diversity of American theater by nurturing artists, encouraging repeatable creative relationships and contributing new works to the national canon.” The ensemble includes such talents as Joan Allen, Kathryn Erbe, John Mahoney, John Malkovich, Laurie Metcalf, Martha Plimpton, and Gary Sinise.
Steppenwolf Theatre Company offers summer internships for individuals seeking experience in arts administration and production. Interns work in a variety of areas, including casting, fundraising, education, marketing, production, theater management, lighting, sound, and more. They work directly with professionals from the company and have the chance to attend professional development seminars and productions around Chicago.
Mid-February. Apply online and submit a resume, two letters of recommendation, and a cover letter (optional).
Open to undergraduate, graduate, and MBA students, as well as recent graduates. Non-US citizens are eligible.