Chicago Shakespeare Seeking Education Department Intern

defaultThis internship with Chicago Shakespeare provides an opportunity to spend a number of weeks researching a play, its historical and social context, its publication and production history, and its critical history—and to publish online for hundreds of teachers using this resource each year.

An invaluable experience for students considering writing as part of their future career, they will work with a professional editor throughout the internship. The work leads to an online publication of essays and teaching activities—central components to Chicago Shakespeare’s 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 the department, which is varied as they move through the season.

A background in Shakespeare, early modern drama, or performance studies is certainly helpful—but is not a pre-requisite. What is required in a qualified candidate is a passion and acumen for research, for distillation of complex ideas, and for writing accessibly and thoughtfully—and, ideally, creatively in the structure of an expository form.

Apply here.

Candidates are asked to submit samples of writing, along with their cover letter, CV, and letters of recommendation.

If you are selected, contact Prof. Chris Green ( to discuss internship credit.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Now Accepting Applications for Winter/Spring Internships

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Regional Theatre Tony Award® recipient Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) is seeking highly qualified interns for a commitment between January and May, 2016. CST Interns gain invaluable insight and substantive experience in their respective departments while building professional relationships within the Chicago theater community. Current post-secondary students, graduates and early-career professionals are encouraged to apply.

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and Executive Director Criss Henderson, CST is dedicated to producing extraordinary classic productions, new works and family programming; unlocking Shakespeare’s work for educators and students; and serving as Chicago’s premier international ambassador through its World’s Stage Series, bringing the world’s best theater to Chicago.

The deadline to apply for winter/spring internships is November 1, 2015.

Arts Administration Internships
Arts Administration interns work closely on the development and execution of efforts to support the Theater’s artistic and education programming, while gaining a deep understanding of the “behind-the-scenes” workings of a large cultural organization. View individual internship listings: