Available Fall Internships:

Graphic Design

Work on a wide range of creative projects in this exciting, fast-paced environment. Receive hands-on professional experience and mentorship while enhancing your design portfolio! As an integral part of Wolf Trap’s creative team, you will design signage, program magazine layouts, invitations, print/Web ads, and more.

  • Juggle several projects simultaneously and learn how to build production schedules and meet deadlines
  • Prepare work for prepress, review proofs, and communicate with printers


  • Talented graphic design students with an interest in performing arts or music preferred
  • Strong technical skills in Adobe creative suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) on Mac platform
  • Flash and HTML skills a plus
  • Strong proofreading skills
  • Must be detail-oriented
  • Minimum of three portfolio samples required

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The Publications/Writer Intern will support the Communications & Marketing team by writing and editing copy for Wolf Trap’s print and online platforms. Through strategic and creative storytelling, this intern will support Wolf Trap’s institutional and marketing goals, and enhance the Wolf Trap experience for thousands of concert-goers each year!

  • Assist with collecting, editing, and proofreading artist information for program books
  • Research, write, and edit articles for program books, allaccess.wolftrap.org, targeted emails, and other public communications
  • Contribute to brainstorming feature articles that tell the Wolf Trap story to diverse audiences
  • Provide support for the program book review process


  • A strong, creative writer with an interest in the arts and music
  • Copyediting skills and a sharp attention to detail
  • Excellent skills in research and organization
  • Communication, public relations, journalism, and English majors are preferred, however, great writing samples will make you stand out no matter what your focus

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Public Relations

Help develop and implement public relations for Wolf Trap performances and events by writing and assisting with the distribution of press releases, coordinating press attendance, and assisting with social media outreach, blog posts, and more.

  • Draft media releases and alerts
  • Manage the routing and approval process
  • Respond to queries from both press and public
  • Learn media tracking tools and compile media reports
  • Assist with upkeep of a variety of Wolf Trap digital communication tools
  • Populate online event sites with Wolf Trap performance detail
  • Write promotional articles and artist biographies
  • Proofread and edit copy


  • Strong ability to communicate verbally and in writing
  • Public Relations, Journalism, or Arts Administration majors/backgrounds preferred
  • Experience with digital communication tools
  • Passion for social networking and familiarity with relevant online portals
  • Familiarity with the local press and related print, broadcast, and online news outlets

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