Apprenticeship, Internship and Fellowship 

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 these programs includes a uniquely hands-on experience coupled with mentorship and professional development.

The Internship Program 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.

The Apprenticeship Program is a professional training program for early-career arts administrators and theatre production practitioners. Participants are given practical learning experiences and independent and collective projects, all while working as a part of a team with Steppenwolf's staff.

The Fellowship is a professional development program for early-career people of color interested in working in theatre. Fellows will hold an apprenticeship in their department of interest while being given additional paid professional development opportunities both in and out of Steppenwolf Theatre.

Important Dates

Internships
Program Dates: May 29, 2018 - August 24, 2018

Apprenticeships & Fellowships 
Program Dates: August 27, 2018 - May 31, 2019

What to 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

Find Out More

Find out more about the Professional Leadership Program (PLP) by visiting the ApprenticeshipInternship, or Fellowship pages. Additional questions may be addressed on our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.

Sponsors

American Express is the sponsor of the Professional Leadership Program