The Kennedy Center

Classical Press Intern

Department description

The Kennedy Center Public Relations department is responsible for promoting the activities and initiatives of the institution in local, national, and international media outlets. The department works year-round to publicize current performances, inspire interest in future programming, and project the mission, vision, and values of the Kennedy Center's support for the arts. We are looking for self-motivated, detail-oriented individuals who enjoy interacting with people and building connections and are able to perform well under time-constraints and heavy workloads. Passion for the performing arts is preferred.

Project description


Placement Project A - Press Releases and Media relations: Interns will work with press representatives to compose and edit press releases for specific NSO, WNO, or other classical music programming. Intern will build media lists, distribute press releases, track coverage, and help facilitate interviews. Placement

Project B - Classical Music playbills: Intern will work closely with supervisor and press representatives to draft and edit programs for classical music programming. The intern will be responsible for following style guides pertaining to formatting and language specific to the NSO and/or WNO programs. An excellent grasp of grammar and a fine attention to detail will be required for this project.

Placement Project C - Season Announcement: Intern will work on putting together press kits, building media lists and invitation lists, collecting seasonal assets, and prep as needed for the genre Season Announcement.

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