Internships at Wolf Trap Apply for Fall Internships by July 1!

"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

Fall Internships (September through December)
Application Deadline July 1

Communications and Marketing

Donor Relations
Special Events


Spring Internships (January through April) - Application Deadline November 1
Summer Internships (May through August) - Application Deadline March 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 D.C.-area interns
  • Proximity to Washington, D.C. 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

“I think this is a wonderful program that needs to be shared with more people. Though I didn’t foresee myself going into the arts administration world after college, I think the skills I’ve learned here will be valuable in whatever job I get into. They weren’t kidding when they said this was one of the best internships in the country!”
– Joseph Rosales, Summer 2013 Intern

“This has been an incredible summer, and I would highly recommend it to those who are serious about starting a career in arts administration. I feel so prepared to continue down my career path, and I am more excited than ever to continue on to my next step.”
– Andrew Shebest, Summer 2013 Intern