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Tips and Takeaways page

Our staff is always available and ready to help emerging cultural leaders start their careers in this field. We've created this tips and takeaways page to capture some of the best advice from the Kennedy Center staff – many of them are former KenCen Interns themselves!

Jorge Acevedo

Spring 2017 Intern

Jorge Acevedo, Program Assistant, Programming

When you are looking at application materials, what do you relay on the most and why (resume, cover letter, transcripts etc.)?
What are you looking for in an interview?
What is your advice for a phone interview vs. an in person interview?
Why do you think completing an internship before starting an entry-level position is important? What is one of the biggest benefits?
When looking for your first entry-level job, what did you wish you knew?
Megan Kimmins

Spring 2017 Intern

Megan Kimmins, Manager of Major Gifts in Development

When you are looking at application materials, what do you rely on the most and why (resume, cover letter, transcripts etc.)?
What are you looking for in an interview?
What is your advice for a phone interview vs. an in person interview?
Why do you think completing an internship before starting an entry-level position is important? What is one of the biggest benefits?
When looking for your first entry-level job, what did you wish you knew?

David Kilpatrick

David Kilpatrick, Director of Programs and Productions, Education

When you are looking at application materials, what do you rely on the most and why (resume, cover letter, transcripts etc.)?
What are you looking for in an interview?
What is your advice for a phone interview vs. an in person interview?
Why do you think completing an internship before starting an entry-level position is important? What is one of the biggest benefits?
When looking for your first entry-level job, what did you wish you knew?
Eileen Andrews

Spring 1999 Intern

Eileen Andrews, Vice President of Public Relations

When you are looking at application materials, what do you relay on the most and why (resume, cover letter, transcripts etc.)?
What are you looking for in an interview?
What is your advice for a phone interview vs. an in person interview?
Why do you think completing an internship before starting an entry-level position is important? What is one of the biggest benefits?
When looking for your first entry-level job, what did you wish you knew?

Key Dates

Spring 2018 Term

Application Available: September 8 - November 18, 2017

Term Dates: January 22- May 4, 2018

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