Water People Theater is seeking a part-time intern to begin in late June 2021. Looking for smart, pleasant, motivated individuals with terrific organizational and problem-solving skills. Experience with Excel, Canva, and Photoshop preferred, but not required. Spanish is a plus!

Interns will work 20-25 hours per week and are compensated with a stipend.

We’re seeking highly motivated and creative team members willing to learn on the go and develop skills alongside theater professionals.


About us:

Water People Theater is a bilingual non-profit organization, dedicated to the development of performing arts and theater. Our mission is to produce high-quality bilingual theater, attract new talent and audiences, promote important humanistic themes, and encourage audiences to embrace a set of values consistent with social harmony. Our primary objectives relate to expanding the boundaries of Latino-theater, and to promote anti-violence themes and messages.

Water People Theater’s value statement is We believe in the transformative and inclusive power of Theater. Our mission is tied directly to bringing diverse talent and audiences together to create theater that informs, inspires and motivates all participants to seek change and contribute to peace, respect and acceptance.


Internship Description:

Selected applicants will work with theater professionals to gain greater knowledge of the resources available to them to chart their artistic career and own journey forward. Internships are available during Summer, Fall and Winter/Spring.

Water People Theater is committed to professional development and career preparation, and strives to make our internships a valuable learning opportunity. As a Latino theater company based in Chicago, Water People Theater is committed to bridging the gap of underrepresented communities in the Chicago Theater industry. We encourage young professionals of all ethnicities to apply.

Throughout the internship, WPT interns:

  • Act as integral members of the organization; obtaining hands-on, real world experience in a creative and supportive atmosphere.
  • Develop experience that can be used towards building a professional portfolio.
  • Receive one-on-one mentoring from the WPT team.

Other benefits include:

  • College credit as available through a student’s academic institution.
  • Complimentary tickets to WPT performances.
  • Advice on intern’s resume and portfolio.
  • Being part of Chicago’s rich theater community and opportunities to network with Chicago theater professionals.

The level of responsibility and the ongoing workload of an ever-growing artistic non-profit require that interns be highly motivated, energetic, and self-reliant. Internships are part-time and 3-4 months in duration. School-year internships typically require a minimum of 3 days per week.

Thank you!

Instructions to Apply:

If you are interested in applying for an internship at Water People Theater, please send your name and resume to info@waterpeople.org with the subject “Internship Application”

To apply for this job email your details to info@waterpeople.org

Pay Rate/Range*: $400
Organization Email Contact: info@waterpeople.org