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Internships

A listing of all current internships on this site.

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 wtaylor@washingtonperformingarts.org.

 

NORTHERN VIRGINIA MAGAZINE

Northern Virginia Magazine, a monthly regional lifestyle, seeks highly motivated candidates to write about the Northern Virginia food and the dining scene.

Primary Responsibilities: 
* Support section editor with restaurant, beer, wine and hospitality coverage
* Pitch and write blog posts on Gut Check (bonus: photography and video skills)
* Pitch and write print stories for Northern Virginia Magazine
*Contribute to additional online and print projects, as assigned

Job Requirements: 
* Interest in food trends, restaurant news and the Northern Virginia dining scene
*Journalism, communications or English majors preferred
*Experience writing for school or other publication preferred
* Familiarity with AP Style Manual
* Familiarity with blogging and social media
* Familiarity with Microsoft Excel / data entry procedures
* Sharp attention to detail
* Ability to work independently and a self-starter

This position is unpaid, however, upon completion interns will amass quality writing samples and learn the inner workings of the magazine industry. Candidates must be available for at least 20 hours per week.

Application Process: 
To apply, please send a cover letter, current resume and one writing sample to stefanie@northernvirginiamag.com or fax (703-288-0203, ATTN: Dining Editor).

Application Deadlines:
Spring (January-May): November 15
Summer (mid-May-August): April 13
Fall (mid-August-December): August 8

 

SPLIT THIS ROCK POETRY CONTEST

Be part of DC’s premiere poetry event and the only festival of its kind in the country, highlighting poets working at the intersection of the imagination and social change!

Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness 2016, to be held April 14-17, 2016, will gather poets, activists, and dreamers in DC for four days of readings, workshops, discussions, youth voices & activism — and YOU CAN BE AT THE HEART OF IT ALL!

 Available Internships:

  • Registration Assistant: Support the festival registration process
  • Volunteer Manager: Recruit, manage, and coordinate festival volunteers
  • Marketing Manager: Oversee festival publicity & social media outreach
  • Venue Manager: Work with festival venues to prepare for festival
  • Special Events Manager: Coordinate call to action event, open mics, festival party, and book fair
  • Fundraising Intern: Supports sponsorship & fundraising efforts

While all internships are unpaid, all interns receive:

  • Free festival registration!
  • Free festival t-shirt!
  • Priceless work experience!
  • Exposure to some of the most significant and artistically vibrant poets today including Amal Al-Jouburi, Jennifer Bartlett, Jan Beatty, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Regie Cabico, Dominique Christina, Martha Collins, Nikky Finney, Ross Gay, Aracelis Girmay, Rigoberto González, Linda Hogan, Dawn Lundy Martin, Craig Santos Perez, and Ocean Vuong – plus, U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera at a special festival kick-off event.

To Apply:

Send resume, cover letter, and a brief prose (no poetry please!) writing sample of up to 2 pages to Tiana Trutna at tiana@splitthisrock.org by December 18.

Be Part of the Split This Rock Festival Leadership Team!

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