The Kennedy Center

CFR Intern
Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR)

Description of Placement Department

The Kennedy Center Development Office is responsible for managing the acquisition, renewal, and maintenance of all contributed incomes for the Kennedy Center, National Symphony Orchestra, and Washington National Opera. We are looking for highly motivated individuals who are detail-oriented, self-motivated, proactive, and have exceptional interpersonal skills. 

Placement Project Descriptions

Project A: Research
The CFR team raises approximately $20 million annually from corporations, foundations, and government organizations in support of the Kennedy Center’s artistic and educational programming. The CFR Intern will contribute to these efforts by researching new prospects, creating informational briefings, and creating and updating records in constituent databases.

Project B: Program Tracking
Interns will work with development staff and Kennedy Center programmers to track relevant information for proposals and reports, including attendance, demographic information, and artist information. Interns will also attend meetings between development and programming staff.

Project C: Solicitations and Acknowledgements
The intern will assist with the drafting and preparing of solicitations, including elements such as cover letters and narratives. The intern will also assist with acknowledgement letters and help follow-up on solicitations 

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