The Kennedy Center Internship Profile
- "A center of arts in our nation's capital"
- "Learn how a top-notch arts organization works"
Industries: Fine and Performing Arts, Education, Nonprofit
Locations: Washington, DC
Number of Interns: 11 - 20
Compensation/Benefits: Paid, Academic Credit
Responsibilities: Advertising, Education, Technology, Other
The Kennedy Center, founded in 1971, is America’s living memorial to President John F. Kennedy. It is also the nation’s busiest arts facility. Each year, the center produces over 2,000 performances in an effort to fulfill President Kennedy’s vision. The center offers hundreds of free performances each year through its Performing Arts for Everyone outreach program, featuring both national and local artists.
Interns gain hands-on experience by assisting a center staff member, who acts as a mentor in various fields that include advertising, development, education, the National Symphony Orchestra, press relations, production, programming, finance, technology and volunteer management. During the program, interns develop a working portfolio and participate in mid-semester and final evaluations.
Winter/spring: October 25th; Fall: June 15th. Send the completed application form (available online), a resume, cover letter (detailing career goals, computer skills and three areas of interest), transcript, two letters of recommendation and a writing sample of no more than three pages to the address below. Applicants from non-English speaking countries must provide proof of English speaking and writing competence with a minimum TOEFL score of 600. International applications with a bachelor’s degree may request an exemption from this requirement. All international applicants must provide proof of valid visa.
Open to college juniors and seniors, recent college graduates and grad students interested in arts management careers.