Chicago Shakespeare Theater is currently seeking applicants for part- or full-time internships during the summer.
This internship provides the opportunity to devote a number of weeks to researching a play—its historical and social contexts, its publication and production history, and its critical history—and to develop resources for hundreds of teachers who will be teaching the play. An invaluable experience for students considering professional writing in their career, they will work with Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s editor throughout the internship. The work leads to an online publication of essays and teaching activities—central components to our handbooks, typically one hundred pages in length. In addition to the research and writing component, education interns are also immersed in the day-to-day work of our department, which is varied as we move through the summer months.
A background in Shakespeare, early modern drama, or performance studies is certainly helpful—but is not a pre-requisite. (One of our most successful interns was a history major, in fact.) What is required in a qualified candidate is a passion and acumen for research, and for writing accessibly, thoughtfully, and, ideally, creatively within the structure of an expository form.
Candidates are asked to submit samples of writing, along with their cover letter, CV and letters of recommendation.
If you are selected, email Prof. Chris Green (CGREEN1@depaul.edu) and he will register you for summer internship credit.