The Kennedy Center

American College Theater Festival Intern

Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival is a national theater program involving 18,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide which has served as a catalyst in improving the quality of college theater in the United States, providing intensive professional development opportunities for theater artists in higher education, and nurturing the next generation of artistic leadership in the American theater.

Learning Objectives:

Resourcefulness/Flexibility: Develop skills to work in a fast-paced, large performing arts center by contributing to the planning and execution of theater education programs with wide-ranging participant groups from around the country.

Organization: Attain experience in prioritizing tasks, managing time, arranging and storing information, creating and coordinating schedules, and tracking data.

Communication: Communicate written and oral information clearly and concisely to participants, guest artists, and vendors.

Placement Projects

In addition to administrative duties as assigned, the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Intern will contribute to the following projects during their internship experience:

Project A: Summer Intensives Programs

Intern will assist in the execution of the Playwriting, New Play Dramaturgy, and Directing Intensives by processing incoming registration, coordinating travel and accommodations for participants and guest artists, and communicating with participants, vendors, and other departments on behalf of KCACTF. Additionally, the intern will gain hands-on experience in providing on-site support for the programs such as artist hospitality, company management, assisting with planned social events connected to the festival, and other duties as assigned.

Project B: Undergraduate and MFA Playwrights’ Workshops

Intern will assist in the coordination of these annual playwriting programs: the first in association with the National Directing Fellowships and the second in association with the National New Play Network. In both instances the intern will liaise with actors, director, dramaturgs, and playwrights.

Key Dates

Summer 2018 Term

Application Available: December 18 - March 16, 2017

Term Dates: June 4 - August 17, 2018

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Fall 2018 Term

Application Available: March 30 - July 13, 2017