Summer 2021 Virtual Internship at the Kennedy Center

  • Deadline / Program Start: 2021-02-28
  • Organization: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Organization Type: Performance/Presenting Facility
  • Career Type: Arts, Culture Non-Profit Administrator
  • Grant / Salary: $15 per hour
  • Location: Washington, MD
  • Primary Discipline: Presenting & Multidisciplinary Works
  • Recurring: Array
  • URL: Link

The Kennedy Center Internship Program is a holistic and rigorous professional development program designed to elevate the next generation of leaders in the arts, cultural, and non-profit fields. Kennedy Center Interns spend a significant amount of their time at the Kennedy Center in individual placements, gaining valuable work experience and technical skills in their chosen field. Additionally, Kennedy Center interns participate in the various components of the Kennedy Center Internship curriculum in order to increase leadership potential and fluency in the non-profit and cultural sectors.

This is a paid internship program ($15.00 per hour) based in Washington, D.C., but will be virtual for the Summer 2021 term.

Through the program curriculum interns will:
– Participate in trainings with senior staff members on a variety of arts administration topics including interview skills, networking, resume and cover letter writing, and success in the workplace.
– Attend workshops hosted by directors and managers that provide insight into the many different departments at the Kennedy Center.
– Attend cross-departmental meetings to understand the workings of a matrix organization.
– Shadow staff members in multiple departments.

Eligibility & Key Dates:
Applicants must be a rising sophomore, junior, or senior enrolled in an accredited undergraduate degree program at the time the application is due. International applicants are encouraged to apply, however, the Kennedy Center does not sponsor visas, and thus applicants will be required to provide proof of visa at time of application.