Internships with Washington Performing Arts

Washington Performing Arts offers internships throughout the year. Applicants should be highly motivated, creative and hard-working individuals with an interest in all aspects of arts management. It is preferred that applicants have previous office experience. In addition, applicants should possess:

  • Interest/background in the performing arts

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Effective writing and communication skills

  • Ability to learn quickly, handle multiple tasks, take initiative, and work independently with little supervision

  • High energy level and ability to work well in deadline and/or pressure situations

  • Computer literacy

Each internship at Washington Performing Arts is tailored to the interests and strengths of the intern. Washington Performing Arts interns leave our offices with a better understanding of arts management, a knowledge of artists in a variety of fields, contacts in performance venues throughout the D.C. metro area, practical experience, and a portfolio of work. Hours required per week vary by department, but in general interns are required to work a minimum of 15 hours/week. While internships are unpaid, interns are invited to attend many Washington Performing Arts performances on a complimentary basis.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two professional references to Wynsor Taylor at

Fall 2017 internships. The deadline to apply is Monday, July 3.

  • Development Department

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  • Choral Management - Education & Community Engagement Department

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  • Embassy Adoption Program - Education & Community Engagement Department

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  • Education & Community Engagement Department

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  • External Relations Department

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  • Programming & Production Department

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