Spend the summer learning from the best

The Internship Program is perfect for early-career professionals in Chicago and the surrounding neighborhoods looking for an introduction to arts administration and production. This program provides direct connections to Steppenwolf staff and an opportunity to get hands on experience within the theatre industry.  Interns receive opportunities to attend professional development seminars and complimentary tickets to Steppenwolf programming. All interns receive stipends, and can apply for additional financial support and academic credit. d

Important Dates

The application for the Summer 2023 Steppenwolf Internship is now open. All applications are due by 11:59pm on Sunday, February 26, 2023. Please feel free to reach out to leadership@steppenwolf.org  with further questions. 

For Summer 2023, we are now accepting applications for in-person internships in the following departments ONLY: 

The deadline for applications and letters of recommendation is Sunday, February 26, 2023 at 11:59pm. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to leadership@steppenwolf.org.


Applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years old by the start of the internship on May 30, 2023.
  • Be able to commit to a 10-week program (May 30, 2023 – August 4, 2023).
  • Have a strong desire to work in one or two of the departments offered for the internship and express this interest in the application
  • Carefully read through the instructions and submit a thoughtfully completed application


Pay: All interns will receive $15.40/hour.

Perks: Professional Development and networking opportunities, free tickets to Steppenwolf productions, and more.