The Kennedy Center


Step 1: Get to know our placements

The following are internship placements offered for the upcoming term. Each placement has a specific set of projects which will inform you what your experience will be like in that placement.

To learn more about what it's like to intern at the Kennedy Center, visit

Step 2: Prepare your materials

All applicants must prepare the following materials for submission with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Unofficial Transcript
  3. Writing Sample of no more than 7 pages that demonstrates your ability to make a clear and concise argument on a topic of your choosing
  4. Letter of Recommendation
  5. Proof of visa (if you are an international applicant)

Step 3: Ready to start your application?

Summer 2018 Term

When to apply: December 1, 2017 - March 30, 2018

Term Dates: June 4-August 17, 2018

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For a few application tips from some of our former Kennedy Center Interns and current Kennedy Staff, please see our Tips and Takeaways page or visit our FAQ page for other helpful information.

Key Dates

Summer 2018 Term

When to apply: December 1 - March 30, 2017

Term Dates: June 4 - August 17, 2018

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Fall 2018 Term

Application Available: March 30 - July 13, 2017