2017 Intern Application

2017 Lab Internship

Since 2008, DirectorsLabChicago has offered a competitive internship program for junior and senior college students who are working toward a theatre degree and have a strong interest in stage direction. Interns are granted complete access to the Lab for invaluable opportunities of learning and relationship building.

The application for our 2017 Lab Internship is below. Qualified candidates will be going into their junior or senior year of study or will have just graduated in the fall of 2017, and will be available to be in Chicago for the entire duration of the Lab, August 20-25.

Professional directors from Chicago, across the US, and around the world will apply to the 2017 Lab. To more fully understand the Lab experience, including this year’s theme, visit the director application page and read it fully, including the linked instruction documents. The intern application is below, on this page. Do not complete the professional director application. But reading the professional director application and instructions will give you a comprehensive overview of how the Lab works and what to expect as an intern.

Selected interns will assist in the running of the Lab and will have access to its events and activities at no cost. Interns who reside outside the Chicago area will be responsible for their own travel and lodging.

To apply, complete the application below, including the upload of your directing résumé as a PDF document. We strongly recommend editing your essay questions in an external text editor first and copying them into the Online Application.

Internship applications are due by 10:00 pm CDT on Sunday, June 25, 2017. We will notify all applicants of their status via email no later than Sunday, July 9, 2017.

If you have any questions about the application or the internship, please contact Intern Program Director Vickie Daignault at .


We're sorry, the deadline has passed for applying to the 2017 DirectorsLabChicago internship program.