Internships

  • Ruth Page Center for the Arts Internship Program

    The Ruth Page Center for the Arts located in a historic 1927 building in the Gold Coast was established in Chicago by international dance icon Ruth Page in 1970. The building houses a theater, rehearsal studios, a school of dance and an Artist In-Residence program. The Center is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization committed to the education, promotion, and presentation of dance in Chicago. Our mission is to ensure children and dance artists have a place to study, work and perform at the highest level of excellence.

    Interns gain hands-on experience in the areas of Membership Relations and Communications, Marketing and Social Media, Theater Management, Production/Company Management, Business Management and Special Projects. Additionally, interns will have the opportunity to interact with the Center's Artists In-Residence, students, professional dancers and theater and dance companies. Interns are required to attend an orientation prior to their time with us.

    Most interns work between 10-15 hours per week/per term and will receive complimentary dance or fitness classes during the duration of the internship. Terms are: January-May, May-August and August-December. Parking is provided free of charge. International students are accepted provided they have current visa sponsorship.

    To apply,  send the following materials to: volunteer@ruthpage.org or 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610 Attn: Internship Program

    • • Resume
    • • Two Letters of Recommendation
    • • Number of internship hours needed
    • • Major or area of study
    • • Availability for internship


    Application Deadline: Rolling admissions, with applications reviewed upon receipt. It is expected that most positions will be filled one month prior to each term.