Lyric Opera of Chicago | Development Internship

Submitted by ttuckett on Mon, 11/20/2017 - 3:34pm

Position: Development Intern (General)

Reports to: Development Coordinator

Time Commitment 15-25 hours per week, 3 or more days

Compensation: Course credit available; $30 travel stipend per week.

Season: Winter/Spring 2018


Lyric Opera of Chicago exists to provide a broad, deep and relevant cultural service to the Chicago region and the nation, and to advance the development of the art form of opera.

This internship will provide the opportunity to work on a variety of projects in preparation for Lyric's 2017/18 season. This position will assist all major areas of Development, including Donor Services, Annual and Planned Giving, Individual Giving, Institutional Partnerships, Women's Board, and Chapters, Guild Board, and Young Professionals.



  • Assist with direct mail pieces, including proofing, editing, design input, and distribution
  • Research projects and utilize Tessitura for data entry and organization of information
  • Provide general assistance at key events such as Opening Night Opera Ball, Operathon, Lyric Signature Events, and others
  • Perform general clerical duties (filing, copying, mailing) as needed
  • Additional projects specific to teach Development area as assigned
Skills & Qualifications: 


Candidates must have excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Projects require the ability to prioritize and efficiently manage multiple tasks while ensuring timely completion of all duties required. Ideal candidates will have a strong work ethic with sensitivity to confidential information and the ability to work independently as well as a member of a team. Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher) also necessary.

To Apply: 

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to denoting position of interest.