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About The Kennedy Center

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.


Open to college juniors and seniors, recent college graduates and grad students interested in arts management careers.

The Kennedy Center

The Kennedy Center
The Kennedy Center
P.O. Box 101510
Arlington, VA 22210
Phone: (202) 416-8821


Number of Interns: 10 to 20
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Paid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


Washington, DC