Internships – Washington Performing Arts

Posted on 10.10.2018 by Darden

Interns at Washington Performing Arts have the opportunity to work on meaningful projects that impact both the organization and the D.C. community.  This term, we are seeking highly motivated, creative, hard-working individuals to intern in the following areas:


Choral Management (minimum of 20 hrs/wk)

  • Provide logistical support for Men, Women & Children of the Gospel events including rehearsals and performances
  • Provide communications support for all choir members and faculty
  • Manage music library

Cultural Diplomacy & Education (minimum of 20 hrs/wk)

  • Provide administrative and logistical support for Embassy Adoption Program events and communications
  • Communicating with diplomats, teachers, global representatives, school administrators, local artists, and organizational partners
  • Take a leadership role in preparations for EAP Capstone Presentation trips to embassies and Residences, as well as in logistics management for the Mini United Nations

Development (minimum of 20 hrs/wk)

  • Assist with donor recognition and management of donor information (Intern will be trained in Tessitura)
  • Conduct donor research
  • Provide logistical assistance for the development and execution of donor events

Education & Community Engagement (minimum of 20 hrs/wk)

  • Assist with preparations, execution, and evaluation of in-school programs
  • Provide logistical support for and education programs
  • Conduct research on potential community artists, potential partner organizations, and alternative venues
  • Support administrative and production needs for community events

External Relations (minimum of 15 hrs/wk)

  • Assist with planning and execution of grassroots and community marketing campaigns
  • Write and edit copy for web and print media
  • Develop patron engagement tools
  • Assist with social media content development and tracking

Mars Urban Arts Initiative (minimum of 15 hrs/wk)

  • Assist with planning and execution of community events
  • Conduct research on potential artist, partner organizations, and venues in D.C.
  • Work with the External Relations and Development teams to publicize, document, and report on events


To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two professional references to  Apply by November 9 for best consideration.  Complete internship information is available on our website.