The Kennedy Center

Turnaround Arts Intern

Department description

The Turnaround Arts program uses arts education as a tool in school reform for the nation’s most underserved public schools. Through ambitious and strategic arts investments – aimed at impacting every hallway, every classroom, every staff member, and every student in the school – Turnaround Arts fuels whole-school transformation. We are looking for a self-motivated, detail-oriented individual with a knack for writing and organizing content, as well as a passion for the arts, civil rights and education issues.

Project description

High-Profile School Event Planning: Help coordinate and contribute to the execution of high-profile local and national school events. Gain hands-on experience coordinating event logistics, including Turnaround Artist visits, student performances and professional learning workshops. Participate in DC area events, gaining experience in artist and student management and working directly with principals and teachers.

School Demographic Research :Analyze and present data related to students, teachers and administrative staff at Turnaround Arts schools. Gain hands-on experience in creating data collection tools and analyzing information to better inform the work of Turnaround Arts. Research will be used for funder grant reporting, in conjunction with future planning for the program.

Website and Media Maintenance:  Research, develop and maintain enticing and informative copy across the Turnaround Arts website, with a focus on tracking media coverage.

Key Dates

Fall 2018 Term

Application Available: May 1-July 15, 2018

Term Dates: September 10-December 14, 2018

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Summer 2018 Term

Application closed March 30, 2018

Term Dates: June 4-August 17, 2018

Spring 2019 Term

Application Available: August 1-November 2, 2018

Term Dates: January 21-May 3, 2019