General Management Internship | Porchlight Music Theatre

To be the recognized home of music theatre in Chicago, engaging, educating and entertaining a diverse audience with the highest quality music theatre programs available.

Porchlight is Chicago's home for music theatre, providing performance, education and appreciation opportunities that celebrate and sustain this unique American art form. With special opportunities for underserved communities, we nurture young artists and new works, and redefine the classic music theatre genre in our intimate signature style.


While you may spend majority of your time supporting one department Porchlight encourages our interns to experience all aspects of running a non-profit arts organization. 



  • Assist with processing subscriptions and cultivating new subscribers
  • Assist with distribution of promotional or development materials 
  • Assist with the execution of fundraising or other special events
  • General non-profit arts administration and customer service; answering phones, emails and door traffic
  • General office support: photocopying, filing and other basic office functions 
  • Other duties as assigned 
Skills & Qualifications: 

Desired Skills and Experience 

  • Experience in an office setting a plus
  • Interest in arts administration or music theatre preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, especially in customer service 
  • Positive outlook, friendly disposition
  • Professional attitude 
  • Eager to take the initiative on specific projects 
  • Strong desire to learn
  • Strong attention to detail
  • High level of organization skills
  • Ability to multi-task, self-manage and prioritize
  • Comfortable working on a PC with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, etc) 
  • Work collaboratively with others 
  • Strong critical thinking skills
To Apply: 

Please submit an Internship Application (available on our website or by request). The application asks for the following attachments: a 300-word minimum personal statement summarizing your career goals and why you want to work at Porchlight, and two letters of recommendation that speak to your experience and ability to excel in a highly demanding and collaborative work environment.

Submitting The Application

Please return completed application via email to with subject line "internships" or via mail to:

Porchlight Music Theatre
Attn: Internships
4200 W. Diversey Ave.
Chicago, IL 60639

(no phone calls, please)

No housing is provided; qualified applicants are eligible for college credit. 


  • $50 travel stipend 
  • Tickets to PMT Mainstage, Revisits... or New Faces productions 
  • Discount on all School at Porchlight classes
Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Jillian Abbinanti
Contact Phone Number: