This apprenticeship/internship is designed for those who wish to combine an interest in theatre, education and community partnership building. Apprentices/Interns will assist with the day-to-day business of Steppenwolf Education, including:

Intern duties: 

  • organizing events around Steppenwolf Education programming
  • developing educational and marketing materials for the department
  • contributing articles to study guides created in conjunction with Steppenwolf for Young Adults productions
  • assisting in facilitation of teacher workshops and trainings
  • organizing and creating research materials for Steppenwolf for Young Adults productions


Apprentice Duties:

  • assisting with the Young Adult Council, Steppenwolf's after-school program for High School students
  • organizing events around Steppenwolf Education programming
  • developing educational and marketing materials for the department
  • contributing articles to study guides created in conjunction with Steppenwolf for Young Adults productions
  • helping to organize and manage materials for teaching artists for use during in-school residencies
  • assisting in facilitation of teacher workshops and trainings
  • organizing and creating research materials for Steppenwolf for Young Adults productions

Candidates should work well with people and have excellent organizational, writing, research and communication skills as well as a dedication to arts education and proven experience working with youth. Experience with high school-aged students is a plus. A writing sample will be requested at the time of interview selection. This position requires occasional weekend and evening commitments.

Dates & Hours

Internship: June 3, 2019 – August 30, 2019, unpaid
Apprenticeship: September 3, 2019 – May 29, 2020, pays minimum wage 

28 hours/week

Position is Supervised By

Education Manager

Who Should Apply For This Position

Applicants interested in understanding what the administrative operation of an education department entails.

Alumni For This Position Include

  • Lindsey Barlag, Director of Education, The Gift Theatre Company, Chicago, IL 
  • Lara Dossett, Instructor of Arts Integration for Multidisciplinary Connections, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
  • Lexy Leuszler, Literary Manager, Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, Waterford, CT
  • Nijeul Xavier Porter, Director of Student Programs, Greenway Arts, Los Angeles, CA
  • Janette Martinez, Assistant Manager of Education and Community Outreach, Disney Theatrical Group, New York, NY

Application Requirements

    • Cover Letter Addressing the Following:
      • Why you want to work in this department at Steppenwolf
      • What skills and experiences you bring to this department
      • What you hope to learn from this internship or apprenticeship 
    • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
    • Two Letters of Recommendation

The cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation should be submitted as one PDF titled "lastname_firstname.pdf" (i.e. letts_tracy.pdf).