The Kennedy Center

Programming Intern

Department description

The cross-disciplinary Shared-Services Programming Department presents and produces jazz, hip hop, classical new music, comedy, contemporary programming, and special projects under the direction of Artistic Directors Q-Tip, Renée Flemming, Jason Moran, and Mason Bates. We are looking for an intern who is, above all, passionate about live music and the transformation power of live performance. An intern who is humble, self-motivated, reliable, eager to learn, and can demonstrate a curiosity about arts and culture will thrive working along our team. 

The intern will gain a practical understanding of the scope of producing and event, from concept to breakdown; hands-on experience with the many moving parts of presenting, including arranging hospitality, transportation, and hosting artists; and will serve as a liaison to internal departments including development, production, marketing, press, advertising, and other programming departments.

Project description

Summer at the KC: Intern will assist onsite with all aspects of backstage coordination, artist wrangling, hospitality, ticket distribution, and guests lists during our multi-genre summer programming series.

2019-2020 Season Prep: Each summer we begin preparing for the upcoming season. The intern will assist preparing and tracking contracts, assembling marketing and advertising materials, and arranging artist travel and accommodations. 

Sound Health Community Yoga: The intern will learn how to coordinate the production of a weekly free yoga class presented each Saturday morning by the Kennedy Center.

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