The Kennedy Center

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of art can interns expect to make?

All internships at the Kennedy Center are not based in creating art. The program is focused on giving experience working within an arts organization. While most of our interns have roots tied to art, ultimately their job placements will not provide opportunities for the creation of new art.

How many hours should an EEI intern expect to work onsite?

An EEI intern can expect to spend 20-30 hours onsite at the Kennedy Center.

I don’t have an intellectual disability. Can I still apply?

If you do not have an intellectual disability, you're encouraged to apply to the Kennedy Center internships program. The EEI internship program is fully inclusive with the Kennedy Center internship program, and is just a way for individuals with intellectual disabilities to receive admittance into the Kennedy Center internship program.

Is there flexibility with the eligibility requirements?

Eligibility requirements are not flexible. Although, for individuals that have an intellectual disability, but do not have that diagnosis, they should submit additional documentation to support meeting that eligibility criterion.

How inclusive is the EEI internship with the Kennedy Center internship program?

The EEI internship program is fully inclusive with the Kennedy Center internship program. They’re considered to be the same program with an alternative means for people with intellectual disabilities to receive acceptance into the program.

I’m a previous EEI intern. Can I reapply to the internship program?

The enthusiasm of previous EEI interns is always greatly appreciated! Unfortunately, due to how small the EEI internship program is, we’re unable to consider previous EEI interns for current internship slots.

Do EEI interns require a job coach?

All EEI interns are expected to have a job coach onsite until the intern demonstrates proficiency within the internship.

Can a teacher refer someone to the program?

While we appreciate all teachers submitting applications for their students, ultimately a teacher can only refer an applicant if it’s with a service provider. A transition specialist within the school would also be considered a service provider.

Key Dates

Fall 2018 Term

Application available: March 30 - July 13, 2018

Spring 2018 Term

Application period: Closed

Term Dates: January 22 - May 4, 2018

Application and corresponding paperwork deadline: November 9, 2018

Pre-Orientation: January 19, 2018

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