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The Kennedy Center

Special Events Intern

Department description

The Kennedy Center Special Events Department is responsible for the execution of all events that occur within the Development Department of the Center. From donor-invited dress rehearsals of the Washington National Opera and Cast Parties to the Mark Twain Prize and Kennedy Center Honors, Special Events follows these fundraising events through from inception to completion. 

Project description

The Special Events Intern will assist the Team with the completion of the Kennedy Center Spring Gala and Washington National Opera Gala. The intern will also assist with daily office tasks such as managing the r.s.v.p. lines for events and organizing mailings. At the end of the semester, the intern will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with a Special Events Team Member to complete a small-sized event and will be responsible for creating the event design and managing the event logistics.

Key Dates

Spring 2019 Term

Application Available: August 9-November 12, 2018

Term Dates: January 22-May 3, 2019

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Fall 2018 Term

Application closed July 15, 2018

Term Dates: September 10-December 14, 2018


Summer 2019 Term

Application Available: December 10-March 17, 2019

Term Dates: June 3-August 16, 2019