The Kennedy Center

School and Community Programs
Local and National Events and Communications

Department description

The School and Community Programs department's mission is to support schools, communities, and their stakeholders locally and throughout the nation in order to build their capacity to develop and sustain robust arts education programs. These programs promote quality professional learning in the arts for educators, as well as equity and access to arts education for students. The programs support learning in, through, and about the arts as an integral component of a comprehensive education.

Project description

Event Planning: Intern will help coordinate the planning and execution of small- and large-scale events for the Changing Education Through the Arts (CETA) and National Partnerships departments. These events include local teacher workshops, professional learning sessions in CETA partner schools, meetings of DC metro area principals and arts supervisors, as well as preparing for two  large national network events: the Partners in Education Annual Meeting, and Any Given Child Exchange. The intern will gain hands-on experience by assisting with the coordination of event logistics, developing event materials, and participating on-site at events. They will develop a working knowledge of best practices, trends, and challenges in the arts education field.

Communications and Social Media: The intern will design and edit the monthly UPDATE newsletter, which is distributed to School & Community Programs constituents and stakeholders. They will also develop a social media plan for promotion and marketing purposes. The intern will analyze current social media uses for School & Community Programs, become familiar with Kennedy Center policies for uses of social media, and develop a plan for using social media as a marketing device as well as a way for follows to keep in touch with what's new with School & Community Programs.

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