The Kennedy Center

Programming Intern

Department description

The shared services team of the Programming Department creates and presents exciting cross-discipline collaborative work, with Kennedy Center staff and artistic leaders Renée Fleming, Mason Bates, Jason Moran and Q-Tip. This includes Kennedy Center Classical and New Music, Comedy, Jazz, Special Programming, Hip-Hop Culture and Contemporary Music.

Events include smaller chamber-sized jazz and classical music presentations, mid-size Hip Hop, Contemporary Music, and Comedy presentations, to large-scale Kennedy Center produced events (District of Comedy Festival, DC Hip-Hop Theatre Festival and Sound Health related programming)

We are looking for eager, passionate, and positive interns who are self-motivated and reliable, with great multi-tasking abilities.

Project description

District of Comedy Festival: This signature program focuses on elevating comedy as an art form & uniting the local community together through laughter. Interns will assist with arranging hospitality, accommodations & travel for the artists. Interns will also assist with the "live" aspect of performances as necessary.

DC Hip Hop Theatre Festival: The DC Hip-Hop Theater Festival is designed to capture the identity of Washington, D.C. through the unique stories produced in it, by it, & from it. Interns will work onsite during the festival as well as assist with all aspects of backstage coordination, artist wrangling, hospitality, ticket distribution & guests lists.

Pre-Fall Season Programming: Each programming department begins ramping up for the upcoming season. Interns will assist in assuring that contracts are drafted & signed, marketing & advertising materials are correct and production & hospitality needs for the artists are met.

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