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The Kennedy Center

Office of the General Counsel Intern

Department description

The General Counsel's Office (OGC) at the Kennedy Center sits at the helm of the Center's regulatory and legislative issues. The department advises the Kennedy Center, National Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Opera and other related boards and staff on legal and policy issues including contracts, licensing, copyright, trademark and other intellectual property issues. The OGC is also responsible for preparing and processing visa applications for international artists and production staff and acquiring insurance certificates for uninsured visiting artists and companies.

Project description

The Legal Intern would work alongside a small team of four on all legal matters involving the Kennedy Center, including the National Symphony Orchestra and Washington National Opera. Legal matters include but are not limited to: copyright, trademark and other intellectual property, employment law, insurance, union requirements, litigation, the Center's federal agency and tax exempt status, security matters and others. The main focus of this internship will be legal research and support for the legal staff, and will also include assistance in federal tort claim investigations, visa applications for foreign artists, board governance and public performance reporting.

Key Dates

Spring 2019 Term

Application Available: August 9-November 4, 2018

Term Dates: January 21-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