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Lookingglass Theatre Company; Chicago, IL

Inventive. Collaborative. Transformative
Lookingglass Interns are current, or recently graduated, college or graduate students interested in taking the first step towards a career in professional theatre administration or production. Given Lookingglass’ commitment to ensemble-based new work & adaptations, interns should be interested in working in a highly collaborative environment and ready to take on whatever comes their way. While interns should have some basic experience in their position of interest, the internship should be seen as an opportunity to learn and further develop the administrative or technical skills they already possess.

Lookingglass interns are essential team members in their department with a direct supervisor who will outline most of their responsibilities. Additionally, they are afforded many opportunities to learn how the company operates as a whole. Interns will interact with staff and artists regularly, have networking opportunities with fellow interns, and be offered educational forums with company leaders. At the end of their time with Lookingglass, all interns should have a sound understanding of the industry, and a strong outlook on whether or not a career in professional theatre is right for them.

Prospective interns must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, should be knowledgeable in Microsoft Word and Excel, and have an interest in working in a highly collaborative environment. Internships are unpaid, but scheduling is flexible to best fit your needs. Interns receive complimentary tickets to all Lookingglass productions (as well as industry offers when available), and academic credit (if available through College/University). Candidates should be able to commit to at least 15 hours per week, for a minimum of 12-weeks. Administrative Internship hours will generally be fulfilled between 9:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday. 

Interested applicants should send a brief Cover Letter, Resume,  two references (letters or contact information), and a completed Internship Application.Incomplete applications will NOT be accepted.  Application deadlines for each session are as follows:

Summer Internships (June — August): March 1
Fall Internships (September — December): July 15
Winter/Spring Internships (January — May): October 15

Late applications may be accepted based on a case by case scenario or by the need of the individual department.

Contact Information:

Applications may be submitted electronically to Katie Dysard at or write to:

Internship Program
John Hancock Center
875 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 2200
Chicago, IL 60611

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