Literary & Dramaturgy Internship

  • Internship / Apprenticeship
  • Chicago

Website Goodman Theatre

JOB TITLE: Literary and Dramaturgy Intern

REPORTS TO: Literary Manager and Dramaturg

FLSA Status: Part-Time, Non-Exempt

INTERNSHIP DATES: July 2024-July 2025


LOCATION: 170. N Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60601


The Literary and Dramaturgy Intern primarily assists with literary management (tracking, evaluating, and responding to script submissions), dramaturgy, and New Stages programs, in addition to providing administrative support to the Literary Manager and Dramaturg and Director of New Work,


  • Assist with the solicitation, cataloging and evaluation of script submissions, as well as with correspondence to playwrights, agents, theaters and play development programs.
  • Conduct research for plays in production and under consideration, as well as for articles and program notes.
  • Serve as a production assistant for readings.
  • Assist with the smooth operation of New Stages programs.
  • Provide administrative support as needed.
  • Assist with special event planning, logistics, and execution.
  • Attend artistic staff meetings.


  • Excellent critical reading, research, writing and proof-reading skills are essential.
  • Strong knowledge of contemporary theater, theater history and playwriting.
  • Interest in pursuing a career in dramaturgy, literary management, playwriting, directing, and/or producing.
  • Must have excellent people skills, be a self-starter, and able to work independently.
  • Model behavior and values consistent with Goodman’s Community Agreements and furthering Goodman’s IDEAA (inclusion, diversity, equity, anti-racism and access) goals.


Chicago’s theater since 1925, Goodman Theatre is a not-for-profit arts and community organization in the heart of the Loop, distinguished by the excellence and scope of its artistic programming and community engagement. The theater’s artistic priorities include new play development (more than 150 world or American premieres), large scale musical theater works and reimagined classics. We at Goodman Theatre believe that a diversity of people, ideas and cultures in our organization enriches both the art on stage and our civic engagement. In our workplace, we strive to reflect the communities we serve, and make space in which everyone is empowered to bring their full, authentic self to work. The Goodman values equity, diversity and inclusion and is committed to approaching our work through the practice of anti-racism. Learn more at

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 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.

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Pay Rate/Range*: $16/hour