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Goodman Theatre Summer Internships

The Goodman's internship program offers a rich and challenging experience for qualified college students, graduates and young professionals who are actively pursuing careers in professional theater. Internships are offered in casting, costumes, development (fundraising), education and community engagement, literary management and dramaturgy, marketing/pr/publicity, production management, properties, sound and stage management.

Goodman interns are entrusted with a great deal of responsibility and have the opportunity to work closely with Goodman staff and artists in Chicago's large and diverse theater community. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Additional qualifications can be found on our internship description page. Goodman Theatre is an equal opportunity employer. Apply now for our Stage Management, Artistic Administration, or Production and Design Internships!

Goodman Theatre offers internships in three different categories: Artistic Administration (Education, Development, Marketing/PR, and Casting), Production and Design (Costumes, Production Management, Props, and Sound), and Stage Management.

All Goodman internships share the same basic expectations. At a minimum, applicants must:
  • Possess the knowledge and skills required to work successfully in a specific department of the theater.
  • Be socially mature and self-confident.
  • Be able to take direction and criticism well.
  • Be able to digest new information quickly and apply it productively.
  • Be consistent and dependable in their work habits.
  • Have good communication skills.
  • Enjoy multi-tasking and creative problem-solving.
  • Work comfortably and effectively in a highly collaborative environment.
A basic knowledge of computing is essential; the Goodman uses a wide assortment of computer equipment and software.

Our application requirements include an online form, submission of a 500-word personal statement, and an electronic copy of your professional resume. Upon completing your application, emails will be generated requesting two letters of recommendation (to be uploaded by the writer, not applicant) from people you specify. Applications lacking accompanying form, personal statement, resume, or letters of recommendation by the deadline date are incomplete.

Questions? Email or visit the FAQ.