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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 Event Planning: Help plan and execute the Turnaround Arts Summer Leadership Retreat, a high-profile professional learning conference for principals and teachers from every school in the network, celebrity artists, program stakeholders, and more. Interns gain hands-on experience in coordinating event logistics, running a large-scale event, managing artists, and hosting professional learning workshops in arts integration strategies.

Evaluation Report: Collect, analyze, and present data related to the Turnaround Arts Summer Leadership Retreat gaining hands-on experience in creating data collection tools and analyzing information to better inform the work of Turnaround Arts. The evaluation will include a survey of the event, staff reflections, and recommendations for the next Retreat.

Website & Media Maintenance: Research, develop and maintain enticing and informative copy across the Turnaround Arts website, with a focus on tracking media coverage. 


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