Special Event Intern

Special Event Internship

Description:  Special event interns help plan and execute events to support CCT’s mission and programming.

  • Assist with sponsor solicitation and follow up, create and coordinate the drafting/distribution of promotional materials
  • Update guest registration, seating information and related data entry
  • Act as a liaison between the organization and vendors including negotiating pricing and pre-selecting options to present to the organization while maintaining budget for the event
  • Assist with the creation and implementation of a plan for securing silent auction and raffle items
  • Assist with ensuring the special events content on the website and social media sites are updated
  • Assist with donor acknowledgement and guest follow-up
  • Assist with planning and facilitating committee meetings including distributing agenda and taking minutes
  • Assist with event logistics in the planning process and at the event
  • Assist with post event wrap up and reporting


  • Completed or working toward a college degree, preferably with an interest in non-profit development and event planning
  • Previous internship or related experience in fundraising or event planning is a plus
  • Must be computer literate, including Internet research experience
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of Chicago Children’s Theatre and the young people and families we serve

Time Commitment:
Interns must be willing to work 12-15 hours per week in at least three-hour increments between the hours of 9:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Some night and weekend work required.

College credit

Sessions Offered:
Fall/Winter; Winter/Spring

Please submit cover letter and resume to mmerrill@chicagochildrenstheatre.org