The Illinois Shakespeare Festival offers an internship program for qualified college students to expand their skills and gain experience in a professional theatre environment.
Summer internships are available in:
Acting (By audition only.) [2019 casting is now complete. Please check back next year.]
Theatre Education (Current Illinois State University students only.)
Scenic – Art
Scenic – Carpentry
As an ISF intern, you will:
Work as an essential member of your department.
Gain hands-on, real world experience in a creative and supportive atmosphere.
Build professional relationships, mentorships and friendships.
Develop work that can be used in your professional portfolio.
Participate in intern classes.
Jumpstart your professional career!
Additional benefits include:
1-6 college credit hours in THE 398 - Professional Practice in Theatre at Illinois State University for the summer term. The Illinois Shakespeare Festival will pay the fees associated with the credit hours.
Free housing during your internship.
Complimentary tickets to our mainstage productions.
Invitations to company events and opening night parties.
Current enrollment in or recent graduation from a college program.
Able to commit to the summer season. All internships are full-time commitments. Depending on your internship area, the 2019 schedule runs approximately May 20, 2019-August 14, 2019.
Reside in—or be able to temporarily relocate to—Bloomington-Normal.
Pass a standard background check.
A strong desire to work in one of our internship areas.
A complete and compelling resume and cover letter.
Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Positions are open until filled.