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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:

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


Summer 2021 Internships
May to August – specific start and end dates determined individually

We are no longer accepting applications for Summer 2021 internships. We will post available Fall 2021 internships in May.

This summer, 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. Each intern will work regular hours during WPA office hours, determined with each intern on an individual basis.

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