Lyric Opera internships are available within the administrative office throughout the year for students or career changers who wish to gain experience in the arts administration field.

Internships may be accommodated in a variety of work areas, based upon the interests and skills of individual applicants; areas most frequently able to offer internships include Marketing, Public Relations, Development/Special Events, Education, Technical, Ticket Department, and The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center.

Availability of assignments in specific areas is dependent upon workload needs during the time period an internship is desired, as well as the number of weekly hours an individual is able to commit.

Although internships are unpaid, a nominal travel stipend is offered. Other benefits may include mentoring, complimentary tickets or ability to attend dress rehearsals, backstage tours, and "brown bag" lunch hour presentations. 

To apply for an internship at Lyric Opera of Chicago, please send your resume and cover letter, denoting the position of interest, to Hiring Manager at internships@lyricopera.org. Internship inquiries should include an applicant's area(s) of interest, the time period that is desirable, the number of weekly hours that are available, and, if required, a link to a sample of your work.

Position  Fall Winter/Spring  Summer
Artistic/Operations Internship CLOSED OPEN CLOSED
Audience Services/Tickets Internship CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Data Analytics Internship CLOSED OPEN CLOSED
Development Internship CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Video/Digital Content Internship CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Digital Marketing Internship OPEN OPEN CLOSED
Dramaturgy Internship OPEN OPEN CLOSED
Gift Planning Internship CLOSED OPEN CLOSED
Graphic Design Internship OPEN OPEN CLOSED
Group Sales Internship CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Human Resources Internship  CLOSED CLOSED  CLOSED
IT Operations Internship CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED
Marketing Internship OPEN OPEN CLOSED
Public Relations Internship OPEN OPEN CLOSED
Special Events Internship CLOSED OPEN CLOSED