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People & Culture Intern

REPORTS TO: Talent Management Coordinator

TERM: Fall 2024-Spring 2025

HOURS: 20 hours per week (In-Office)


Through artistic excellence coupled with innovative, relevant programming; initiatives to connect with and grow new audiences; engagement with communities to ignite creativity across Chicago; and a modernized Opera House that is the setting for truly great experiences, Lyric is leading the advancement of opera. This collaborative vision will deliver ever more exciting, thought-provoking, and inclusive audience and community experiences – while increasing the gravitational pull of our art form, company, and city. 

The People & Culture (Human Resources) Intern will support the development and implementation of the company’s employee engagement events, assist with People & Culture operations, talent acquisition, and Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) initiatives. In addition, this role will lead and coordinate internship activities and events for other interns across the company, including lunch and learn sessions and interactive social activities.  



  • People & Culture operations: Assist with employee data entry, maintenance, and staff- and company-wide meetings and events.
  • Onboarding: Support onboarding processes for new hires and interns, by preparing materials and coordinating meetings to ensure a smooth transition
  • People & Culture Administration: Assist with sorting, scanning, filing, and documenting employee records and data.
  • Lyric Internship Program: Assist with refining our internship program, including capacity building and recreational activities for interns, etc.
  • Talent Acquisition: Assist with job postings for full-time, part-time, and intern staff including candidate selection and screenings. 
  • Support Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access (IDEA) efforts and programming: Assist in the coordination of IDEA-related events, training sessions, and employee engagement activities.
  • Other special projects.



  • Currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Business or Human Resources Management.
  • Ability to apply sound judgment, creativity, and problem-solving skills to improve HR programs and operations.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Professional, highly organized, and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to work well with a team.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects and tasks simultaneously
  • Advanced knowledge of Google a plus, including Sheets, Docs, and Google Calendar.



  • Sitting for extended periods. 
  • Ability to operate a computer and to handle other office equipment. 
  • Ability to occasionally oversee evening or weekend functions, deployments, or performances. 



Job Classification: Part-Time, Non-Exempt Intern

Hourly Rate: $16.20 + Weekly $30 Travel Stipend

Application Deadline: July 26th, 2023 (closes 5:00pm CT)

Lyric Opera of Chicago offers intern benefits including professional development and department workshops, complimentary tickets, and other events.               

The Lyric Opera of Chicago is committed to enhancing our diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Lyric does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, parental status, veteran status, or any other protected status under applicable laws. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.