The Arts/Events Management Internship provides hands on experience within the day-to-day management structure of Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Interns work closely with the Events Team, learning all sides of the department including vendor contracting, budgeting, project management, organization, and day-of facilitation. In addition, interns will gain a holistic view of the arts administration side in general, including attending weekly meetings with Marketing and Development, and collaborating with Finance and Human Resources. 

Dates and Hours

May 30 - August 4, 2023
28 hours/week


Rental and Events Manager


Applicants interested in learning about the day-to-day functions of a professional theatre should apply. This position is well-suited for those interested in arts management and in understanding what the administrative operation of a non-profit theatre entails.


All applicants must submit one single PDF containing the following documents, in the following order to the General Application. Unsure how to create a Single PDF? No worries! Feel free to visit this website to build your document.

Application Requirements

1) Written response to the following questions:

  • What interests you most about this learning opportunity at Steppenwolf Theatre Company?

  • Tell us about your current work and career interests, and how do you imagine an internship helping you achieve your goals?

  • What do you hope that Steppenwolf can learn from YOU in the time you are apart of the internship program?

2) Resume or breakdown of experience (see example here)

3) Two Letters of Recommendation (Please have your references use this link to submit)

Your PDF file size should not exceed 4MB.  Please name your PDF with lastname_firstname.pdf (e.g. lavey_martha.pdf).


Please do not hesitate to reach out to the Professional Leadership Programs Coordinator at with any questions.