Internships at Wolf Trap Application deadline for Spring internships is November 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

Spring Internships (January through April) - Application Deadline November 1 

Production and Sound 

Communications and Marketing
Marketing/Social Media
Advertising Sales/Group Sales
Graphic Design
Creative Copywriting
Public Relations
Web Communications

Donor Relations - Full-time internship available (35 hours/week)
Special Events/Rental Events - Full-time internship available (35 hours/week)

Education Institute

Human Resources - Full-time internship available (35 hours/week)

Summer Internships (May through August) - Application Deadline March 1
Fall Internships (September through December) - Application Deadline July 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 seminars 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 DC-area interns
  • Proximity to Washington, DC and its cultural, social, and entertainment venues

Wolf Trap Interns 
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.

Experiences at Wolf Trap

"The Wolf Trap Internship is one-of-a-kind—never have I been given so much responsibility and trust in my work. The passion and camaraderie shared in all of Wolf Trap’s employees is conducive to what I truly believe is the ideal work environment, and has helped me determine that Arts Administration is definitely the career path I want to pursue long-term." 
– John Anderson, Summer 2014 Intern

"My Wolf Trap internship has granted me skills and experience that I could only ever dream of possessing. From my incredible supervisor to the family feeling around the office, I can’t imagine my summer without Wolf Trap. The internship program here is amazing and I would recommend it to anyone who’s willing to work hard and enjoy all that Wolf Trap has to offer!"
– Shelby Akers, Summer 2014 Intern