The Kennedy Center

Turnaround Arts Intern

Department description

The Turnaround Arts program uses arts education as a tool in school reform for the nation’s most underserved public schools. Through ambitious and strategic arts investments – aimed at impacting every hallway, every classroom, every staff member, and every student in the school – Turnaround Arts fuels whole-school transformation. We are looking for a self-motivated, detail-oriented individual with a knack for writing and organizing content, as well as a passion for the arts, civil rights and education issues.

Learning Objectives:
1. Self-Motivation: Interns develop self-awareness for professional responsibility, taking initiative and staying on top of current and future deadlines.
2. Effective Communication: Interns improve written and verbal communication skills by interacting with a wide constituency base, including high-profile artists and school officials.
3. Event Planning: Interns gain experience in event design, event execution, and time management.

Project description

High-Profile School Event Planning Contribute to the execution of high-profile local and national school events. Gain hands-on experience coordinating event logistics, including Turnaround Artist visits, student performances and professional learning workshops. Participate in DC area events, gaining experience in artist and student management and working directly with principals and teachers. School Overview Design Collect and present data related to students, teachers and administrative staff at Turnaround Arts schools. Gain hands-on experience creating visually captivating briefings of each Turnaround Arts school using data from annual updates. Overviews will be presented to funders and Turnaround Artists within our network. Website and Media Maintenance Research, develop and maintain enticing and informative copy across the Turnaround Arts website, with a focus on programmatic developments in the fall and tracking media coverage.

Key Dates

Fall 2019 Term

Applications Due: July 15, 2019

Term Dates: September 9-December 13, 2019

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Summer 2019 Term

Application closed March 17, 2019

Term Dates: June 3-August 16, 2019

Spring 2020 Term

Term Dates: January 21-May 1, 2020

Application will be up on December 1, 2019