Internships at Lyric Opera of Chicago

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 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. Internship inquiries should include an applicant's area(s) of interest, the time period that is desirable, and the number of weekly hours that are available.

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

Lyric is now accepting applications for the summer internship term, beginning June 4, 2018.

Artistic/Operations Internship

Audience Services/Tickets Internship

Development Internship

Digital Content Internship

Digital Marketing Internship

Graphic Design Internship

Marketing Internship

Public Relations Internship