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Step 1: Get to know our placements

The following are internship placements offered for the upcoming term. Each placement has a specific set of projects which will inform you what your experience will be like in that placement.

To learn more about what it's like to intern at the Kennedy Center, visit

Step 2: Prepare your materials

All applicants must prepare the following materials for submission with your application:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcript
  4. Writing Sample of no more than 7 pages that demonstrates your ability to make a clear and concise argument on a topic of your choosing
  5. Letter of Recommendation
  6. Proof of visa (if you are an international applicant)

Step 3: Ready to start your application?

Summer 2019 Term

When to apply: December 10, 2018-March 17, 2019

Term Dates: June 3-August 16, 2019

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For a few application tips from some of our former Kennedy Center Interns and current Kennedy Staff, please see our Tips and Takeaways page or visit our FAQ page for other helpful information.

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Key Dates

Summer 2019 Term

Applications Due: March 17, 2019

Term Dates: June 3-August 16, 2019

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Spring 2019 Term

Application closed November 11, 2018

Term Dates: January 22-May 3, 2019

Fall 2018 Term

Term Dates: September 10-December 14, 2018