The Kennedy Center

Institutional Affairs Intern

Department description

The Department of Institutional Affairs' mission is to expand the Kennedy Center's national and international profile. The Department manages the Center's government affairs, protocol, and diplomatic relations, oversees the governance of the Center's Board of Trustees, and manages the Community Advisory Board and Latino Advisory Council. We are seeking an intern with an interest in politics and policy, strong organizational skills, excellent communication and writing abilities, a self-starter attitude, and the desire to learn about the intersection of government and arts/culture.

Project description

The Kennedy Center Fall 2019 Intern prjoects include:

•Working with Institutional Affairs staff on formulating guest lists and managing invitation correspondence for the opening of the REACH, NSO Season Opening Gala, the Mark Twain Prize and the Kennedy Center Honors, among other special events.

•The Fall Intern will provide support and assistance to the Institutional Affairs staff on the logistics and execution of the fall Board of Trustees Meeting, the Community Advisory Board meeting and other Board Committee activities.

•The Fall Intern will have the opportunity to develop correspondence being sent to Congressional Offices, the White House and other government offices, as well as newsletters, daily news updates and briefing materials to be used by Kennedy Center senior staff.


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