During your internship with Paskal Rudnicke Casting, you will learn the entire casting process from obtaining a job with a client to scheduling auditions to running audition sessions to making the final bookings. You will learn about the business by doing, doing, doing.
We rely heavily on our interns. We trust them. The day-to-day office duties for interns include answering a high volume of phone calls, corresponding with talent agencies, filing headshots, greeting actors for auditions, copying, faxing, running errands, and making really good coffee. Occasionally, interns will also assist with street casting projects, press releases, and internet research.
For aspiring actors and directors especially, the benefits of the Paskal Rudnicke Casting internship are immense. This internship provides an exceptional opportunity to observe and participate in the casting process for television, feature film, and commercials. This experience can also be quite valuable to those pursuing careers in marketing, advertising, or arts management as interns become familiar with all the other roles/aspects of the entertainment business such as talent agents, ad agency producers, directors, actors, copy writers, art directors, production coordinators, studio executives, and managers.
Many of the major players in the Chicago ad world and film industry will filter through our office in the course of your internship. Additionally, the relationships you build with the other interns can also prove to be quite valuable.
Our casting directors receive dozens of invitations each week to attend theatre productions in Chicago and its neighboring suburbs. For the most part, interns may take advantage of these invitations to see some great theatre in exchange for a brief review of the production for the office records.
Future Work Opportunities
While this is an unpaid internship, we occasionally hire our former interns who have distinguished themselves during their internship for short term freelance and street casting projects.
Internship Quarter Months
- November, December, January
- February, March, April
- May, June, July
- August, September, October
This internship requires a commitment of two (or sometimes three) full days a week for the three month quarter. Exact starting and ending dates will be discussed in the interview process. Generally, five to seven interns are accepted for each quarter.
Paskal Rudnicke Casting is closed for all major holidays.
Many of our interns work at night and on the weekends to support themselves during the internship. Interns from out of town must arrange for their own housing.
The ideal candidates for this internship are recent college graduates or current college students. This internship may count towards college credit in some instances, but it is the intern’s responsibility to make the necessary arrangements with their college.