Internships at Wolf Trap Application deadline for Summer internships is March 1! Apply now!

"One of the Best Internships" —Businessweek

The Wolf Trap Internship Program is designed to provide meaningful hands-on training and experience in the areas of arts administration, education, and technical theatre. Internships offer the practical opportunity to become an integral member of the staff and to work side-by-side with professionals producing, promoting, and administering the full spectrum of the performing arts.

"One of America’s Top 100 Internships"
The Princeton Review


Available Internships

Summer Internships (May through August) - Application Deadline March 1



Communications and Marketing
Public Relations
Advertising Sales/Group Sales
Graphic Design
Creative Copywriting/Web Communications
Multimedia (Photography/Video) 
Marketing & Promotions

Annual Giving
Rental Events
Special Events
Major Gifts


Human Resources

Information Technology

Program and Production

Ticket Services

Wolf Trap Opera Company
Technical Theatre
Scene Painting
Props Assistant
Stage Management

Fall Internships (September through December) - Application Deadline July 1
Spring Internships (January through April) - Application Deadline November 1

Internship duration

Available in fall, spring, and summer, internships are typically 12 weeks long, with flexible start and end dates.

  • Summer internships are full time (40+ hours per week)
  • Spring and fall internships are part time (20-24 hours per week)



  • Paid stipend
  • College credit (not required)
  • Career development workshops
  • Guest speaker luncheons with Wolf Trap senior staff
  • Free tickets to select performances
  • Tours of Wolf Trap’s performance venues
  • Discounts at Wolf Trap Concessions and Gift Shop
  • Free Master Class participation or observation
  • Field trips to other local performing arts venues
  • Networking events with other D.C.-area interns
  • Proximity to Washington, D.C. and its cultural, social, and entertainment venues


2007 Interns at Wolf Trap
The Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts reserves the right to eliminate, modify, or interpret any of the benefit plans listed herein at any time.

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More Information

For further information, call 703.937.6304 or 1.800.404.8461, or email

Diversity Initiatives

Apply for a Multicultural or Economic Internship Diversity Initiative.

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Housing and Transportation

Housing is the responsibility of the student, although guidance in this matter is available. Wolf Trap Interns are required to have a reliable mode of transportation, as the Wolf Trap Foundation is not accessible by public transit.