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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:

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 indicating internship(s) of interest, resume, and contact information for two professional references to Trisha Taylor at interns@washingtonperformingarts.org.


Fall 2020 Internships

We are no longer accepting applications for Fall 2020. Check back in mid-September for our Spring 2021 internships!

This fall, our internships will be based remotely, with the option to work in the WPA office according to the WPA office status in response to Covid-19 advisories in the District of Columbia.

Contact interns@washingtonperformingarts.org with any questions or for more information.