New Stages Literary Internship

  • Internship / Apprenticeship
  • Chicago

Website Goodman Theatre


The New Stages literary interns will assist with the Goodman’s New Stages Festival, an annual celebration of new plays that features two workshop productions and several readings. Each intern will serve as a script assistant for a workshop production from pre-production through performances. Script assistant duties include logging script changes, maintaining the primary script, communicating with stage management, and formatting and printing new pages. Interns may also be asked to be “on book” during run throughs and/or performances. Each intern will also serve as a production assistant and script assistant on 1-2 readings, and will perform other duties as assigned. Interns must have a flexible schedule; some evening and weekend work will be required. This is very detail-oriented work.


  • Previous literary management, new play development and/or stage management experience.
  • BA in theatre or equivalent experience
  • Interest in new play development.
  • Must have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.


Goodman Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. By dedicating itself to three guiding principles—quality, diversity and community— the Goodman Theatre seeks to be the premier cultural organization in Chicago, providing productions and programs that make an essential contribution to the quality of life in our city.

The Goodman requires proof of full vaccination. New employees who are not fully vaccinated as of the date of hire are required to be fully vaccinated within 45 days of hire and provide twice-weekly proof of a negative COVID-19 test prior to being fully vaccinated. Further details will be provided upon hire.

The Goodman is an inclusive and accessible employer. Successful candidates will have experience working with diverse groups of people and will demonstrate a deep commitment to advancing equity and inclusion at the Goodman Theatre.

Instructions to Apply:

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Pay Rate/Range*: $16.00/hr , 25-30 hours per week