Thank you for your interest in the Experiential Education Initiative (EEI) internship program! Please read the following information carefully before submitting the application.

 Eligibility into the EEI internship program is based on the following criteria:

  • Applicants are between the ages of 19 and 30.
  • Applicants have a documented intellectual disability.
  • Applicants are referred through a service provider (such as a transition coordinator, social service agency, etc.),that will provide a job coach and support as needed throughout the internship.
  • Agree to the following dates/expectations of the internship:
    • November 9: Application due
    • November 13-24: Pre-interview tour with service provider
    • November 28: Interview with your service provider
    • December 11: Decision notification
    • January 19: Pre-orientation for all accepted interns
    • January 22: Orientation
    • Internship runs January 22, 2018 – May 5, 2018
      • 20-30 hours onsite, including performances
      • Wednesday afternoon classes

Please upload evidence of your intellectual disability (such as an IEP, a diagnostic assessment, etc.) and a current a resume. All documents can also be submitted via email to Emily at ecthiell@kennedy-center.org or by fax at (202) 416-4840.

The Certificate of Study, available through the Kennedy Center's Changing Education Through the Arts (CETA) program, is an ongoing recognition program for teachers who participate in the Kennedy Center's professional learning opportunities. Teachers who complete the requirements in 2017-18 will be invited to a recognition event that includes a reception and performance at the Kennedy Center on Friday, April 20, 2018.

REQUIREMENTS
Part 1: Submit "Letter of Intent" (this form) by Friday, November 3, 2017 
  • This "Letter of Intent" form is to inform the Kennedy Center of your intention to earn a Certificate of Study by April 2018. 
Part 2: Attend Professional Learning Sessions
  • Attend "Best Practice Series" workshops - Laying a Foundation: Defining Arts Integration and Documenting the Power of Learning Through the Arts (if you have not previously attended)
  • Attend Documentation Work Session: Capturing Stories of Teaching and Learning (required for all)
  • Attend 21 hours of other selected workshops/courses
Part 3: Complete assignment by Friday, February 23, 2017
  • The assignment is to create a PowerPoint presentation showing how you have implemented a strategy learned in a CETA workshop/course and the impact of the strategy on student learning.  The Documentation Work Session: Capturing Stories of Teaching and Learning will help you prepare this assignment.  
  • Within two weeks after the assignment deadline, you will receive feedback from the Kennedy Center on your assignment, which will allow you to make any necessary revisions and re-submit your assignment.  

The requirements for the Certificate of Study must be completed within two years. Teachers who have received a Certificate of Study in the past may apply for additional Certificates.

Please complete the form  by Friday, November 3, 2017 if you intend to submit an assignment and receive the 2018 Certificate of Study.  Completion of this form fulfills the Part 1 requirements. 

You will need to create an account below to access the "Letter of Intent" form. 
If you already have an account, please log in below to access the form.  






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                                                                        for Graduate Credit and Recertification Points!

GRADUATE CREDIT from TRINITY UNIVERSITY
FEE: $125 per credit hour

Teachers in any school district may register for one, two, or three graduate credits from Trinity University. For each credit, attendance at 10 clock hours of class time and the satisfactory completion of an assignment is required. Graduate credits earned are used for non-degree purposes and are applicable to salary increments and recertification requirements in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.

Maryland Continuing Professional Development Credits   

Maryland teachers may apply for one or two Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits through the Kennedy Center’s CETA program. Each credit requires attendance at 15 clock hours of workshop/course time during one school year, plus the satisfactory completion of an assignment. (Montgomery County requires that all clock hours take place outside of the duty day.)

Course Title: Using the Arts in Education. Select 15 clock hours of class time in one school year (September–May).

How to apply:

  • Step 1: Complete the Kennedy Center credit application below and submit payment (graduate credit only) to the Kennedy Center by Friday December 1, 2017.

  • Step 2: Complete and submit assignments to the Kennedy Center by Friday, April 6, 2018. Assignment information will be provided once the application has been submitted.

Hours earned for graduate credit through Trinity University or re-certification points/credit earned through participating school districts may also be applied toward the CETA Certificate of Study.

You will need to create an account below to access the credit application. If you already have an account, please log in below to access the form. 

About the Award

The LEAD® Award for Emerging Leaders was created in 2008 to acknowledge arts administrators who are motivated by the LEAD® conference to become an advocate for accessibility within their own organizations and communities. These individuals have successfully applied what they learn at the conference to open doors to and shape opportunities that are inclusive of people with disabilities and older adults in the cultural arts.

Criteria

Recipients must have attended a LEAD® conference within the past two years and implemented a new access initiative or project as a direct result of their attendance. These new initiatives can include any efforts to improve accessibility, such as conducting a docent, staff, or volunteer accessibility training; providing materials in alternate formats; interpreting a lecture or performance; reviewing and revising organizational policies; forming an access advisory committee; etc.

Applications for the 2018 Awards for Emerging Leaders must be received by May 1, 2018. Applications will be reviewed by committee and applicants may be contacted for an interview.

Eligibility

Employees of the Kennedy Center and individuals contracted to work directly with the Office of VSA & Accessibility at the Kennedy Center are ineligible for LEAD Awards while they are under contract and for one year after termination of their agreement. This shall not include individuals engaged solely to provide expertise as speakers or otherwise in connection with any Kennedy Center events.

VSA Affiliates and VSA Contractor organizations are welcome to apply or be nominated for LEAD awards, however, they must demonstrate that a significant portion of their cultural access work is not funded by the Kennedy Center.

Ends on May 1, 2018

About the Award

The LEAD® Awards for Excellence in Accessibility Leadership are unique in that they recognize a full body of work and concentrate on addressing the needs of the disability community as a whole.

Recipients are selected for having sustained accessibility efforts over a significant period of time, demonstrating either an individual or institutional commitment to the inclusion of all people with disabilities. This pertains to incorporating accessibility into organizational programs, projects, and environments. Other factors considered in selecting award winners are the breadth of impact and how the person or entity has served as a role-model or leader within the cultural arts community and in areas such as business, social service, and government.

Nominations

Individuals who have attended the Kennedy Center's LEAD® Conference within the past four years are eligible to nominate arts organizations or individuals for the LEAD® Awards for Excellence in Accessibility Leadership.

Applications for the 2018 Awards for Excellence must be received by May 1, 2018. Applications will be reviewed by committee and applicants may be contacted for an interview.

Eligibility

Employees of the Kennedy Center and individuals contracted to work directly with the Office of VSA & Accessibility at the Kennedy Center are ineligible for LEAD Awards while they are under contract and for one year after termination of their agreement. This shall not include individuals engaged solely to provide expertise as speakers or otherwise in connection with any Kennedy Center events.

VSA Affiliates and VSA Contractor organizations are welcome to apply or be nominated for LEAD awards, however, they must demonstrate that a significant portion of their cultural access work is not funded by the Kennedy Center.


Ends on May 1, 2018

About the Award

The LEAD® Community Asset Award recognizes the achievements of cultural arts administrators or organizations that continually demonstrate success with access initiatives, improving accessibility in their organization, city, state or region.

Criteria

Recipients must be an individual or team on staff at a cultural arts organization, or a cultural arts organization that has demonstrated success improving or providing access for individuals with disabilities for a minimum of 5 years. The body of work will be a comprehensive accessibility initiative that recognizes the diversity within the disability community.

Applications for the 2018 Community Asset Awards must be received by May 1, 2018. Applications will be reviewed by committee and applicants may be contacted for an interview.

Eligibility

Employees of the Kennedy Center and individuals contracted to work directly with the Office of VSA & Accessibility at the Kennedy Center are ineligible for LEAD Awards while they are under contract and for one year after termination of their agreement. This shall not include individuals engaged solely to provide expertise as speakers or otherwise in connection with any Kennedy Center events.

VSA Affiliates and VSA Contractor organizations are welcome to apply or be nominated for LEAD awards, however, they must demonstrate that a significant portion of their cultural access work is not funded by the Kennedy Center.

Ends on November 18, 2017

Kennedy Center Internships : Program Description

The Kennedy Center Internship Program is a holistic and rigorous professional development program designed to elevate the next generation of leaders in the arts, cultural, and non-profit fields. Kennedy Center Interns spend a significant amount of their time at the Kennedy Center in individual placements, gaining valuable work experience and technical skills in their chosen field. Additionally, Kennedy Center interns spend 5-10 hours each week participating in the various components of the Kennedy Center Internships curriculum in order to increase leadership potential and fluency in the non-profit and cultural sectors.

The Kennedy Center Internships: Placement

Each intern works in a specific placement that aligns with their academic and professional interests, under the supervision of a supervisor or team of supervisors in that department. Interns and supervisors work together to create goals and objectives that align with the projects in each internship, and will guide the intern through their time at the Kennedy Center. 

The Kennedy Center Internships:  Curriculum

Participation in the Kennedy Center Internships curriculum is required, and includes the following:

  • KC Class- Offered Wednesday afternoons for 2 hours, KC Classes are taught by Senior Leadership at the Kennedy Center. Interns participate in group discussion and case study analysis, complete readings, and collaborate on presentations with their fellow interns. The KC Class curriculum builds on the specific skills interns learn in their placements to begin to prepare the interns for leadership in the field.  Interns are required to attend KC Class every Wednesday. Up to 2 unexcused absences will be allowed. KC Class topics will include Strategic Planning; Gap Analyses; Components of Non-Profit Programming, Fundraising, and Budget; Community Engagement; and Measurement. KC Class will culminate in groups presenting a Final Project. 
  • Look-Ins- Offered once a week on varying days, Look-Ins are hosted by directors and managers from the many different departments at the Kennedy Center. Schedule permitting, interns are required to attend a select number of Look-Ins.  

  • Professional Development Workshops- Workshops address critical skills that will help interns compete in today's selective job market. Current Professional Develop Workshops include interview skills, utilizing personal digital branding, networking and resume workshops, workplace habits and listening styles. Schedule permitting, interns are required to attend Professional Development Workshops.

Are You Eligible for the Kennedy Center Internships?

Our program is designed for undergraduate and graduate students to experience a fast-paced, nationally-recognized performing arts institution,  and develop as leaders in their fields. Applicants must be a sophomore, junior or senior in an undergraduate program, have obtained their undergraduate degree within one year of the time of application, or be currently enrolled in a master's program. International applicants are encouraged to apply; however, the Kennedy Center does not sponsor visas. If you are not a U.S. citizen, you will be asked to provide proof of visa at the time of application.

Due: Date on which 100% of deliverables have been completed, or by September 6, 2017.
  • Remember your login information once you’ve created a Submittable account. You can use it for any Kennedy Center application or form in the Submittable system.
  • Save your report as a draft until completed. You can re-enter it at any time by going to https://apply.submit.kennedy-center.org/login Then go to the Saved Drafts tab.
  • Click the Submit button when you are finished with your report. If you need to re-enter it at after submission, click the application number under Submissions in your account and click on Request Edits.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Litvak at sslitvak@kennedy-center.org.

Due: Date on which 100% of deliverables have been completed, or by September 6, 2017.
  • Remember your login information once you’ve created a Submittable account. You can use it for any Kennedy Center application or form in the Submittable system.
  • Save your report as a draft until completed. You can re-enter it at any time by going to https://apply.submit.kennedy-center.org/login Then go to the Saved Drafts tab.
  • Click the Submit button when you are finished with your report. If you need to re-enter it at after submission, click the application number under Submissions in your account and click on Request Edits.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Litvak at sslitvak@kennedy-center.org.

Due: Date on which 100% of deliverables have been completed, or by September 6, 2017.
  • Remember your login information once you’ve created a Submittable account. You can use it for any Kennedy Center application or form in the Submittable system.
  • Save your report as a draft until completed. You can re-enter it at any time by going to https://apply.submit.kennedy-center.org/login Then go to the Saved Drafts tab.
  • Click the Submit button when you are finished with your report. If you need to re-enter it at after submission, click the application number under Submissions in your account and click on Request Edits.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Litvak at sslitvak@kennedy-center.org.

Due: Date on which 100% of deliverables have been completed, or by September 6, 2017.
  • Remember your login information once you’ve created a Submittable account. You can use it for any Kennedy Center application or form in the Submittable system.
  • Save your report as a draft until completed. You can re-enter it at any time by going to https://apply.submit.kennedy-center.org/login Then go to the Saved Drafts tab.
  • Click the Submit button when you are finished with your report. If you need to re-enter it at after submission, click the application number under Submissions in your account and click on Request Edits.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Litvak at sslitvak@kennedy-center.org.

Due: Date on which 100% of deliverables have been completed, or by September 6, 2017.
  • Remember your login information once you’ve created a Submittable account. You can use it for any Kennedy Center application or form in the Submittable system.
  • Save your report as a draft until completed. You can re-enter it at any time by going to https://apply.submit.kennedy-center.org/login Then go to the Saved Drafts tab.
  • Click the Submit button when you are finished with your report. If you need to re-enter it at after submission, click the application number under Submissions in your account and click on Request Edits.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Litvak at sslitvak@kennedy-center.org.

Due: Date on which 100% of deliverables have been completed, or by September 6, 2017.
  • Remember your login information once you’ve created a Submittable account. You can use it for any Kennedy Center application or form in the Submittable system.
  • Save your report as a draft until completed. You can re-enter it at any time by going to https://apply.submit.kennedy-center.org/login Then go to the Saved Drafts tab.
  • Click the Submit button when you are finished with your report. If you need to re-enter it at after submission, click the application number under Submissions in your account and click on Request Edits.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Litvak at sslitvak@kennedy-center.org.

Due: Date on which 100% of deliverables have been completed, or by September 6, 2017.
  • Remember your login information once you’ve created a Submittable account. You can use it for any Kennedy Center application or form in the Submittable system.
  • Save your report as a draft until completed. You can re-enter it at any time by going to https://apply.submit.kennedy-center.org/login Then go to the Saved Drafts tab.
  • Click the Submit button when you are finished with your report. If you need to re-enter it at after submission, click the application number under Submissions in your account and click on Request Edits.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Litvak at sslitvak@kennedy-center.org.

Due: Date on which 100% of deliverables have been completed, or by September 6, 2017.
  • Remember your login information once you’ve created a Submittable account. You can use it for any Kennedy Center application or form in the Submittable system.
  • Save your report as a draft until completed. You can re-enter it at any time by going to https://apply.submit.kennedy-center.org/login Then go to the Saved Drafts tab.
  • Click the Submit button when you are finished with your report. If you need to re-enter it at after submission, click the application number under Submissions in your account and click on Request Edits.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Litvak at sslitvak@kennedy-center.org.

Due: Date on which 100% of deliverables have been completed, or by September 6, 2017.
  • Remember your login information once you’ve created a Submittable account. You can use it for any Kennedy Center application or form in the Submittable system.
  • Save your report as a draft until completed. You can re-enter it at any time by going to https://apply.submit.kennedy-center.org/login Then go to the Saved Drafts tab.
  • Click the Submit button when you are finished with your report. If you need to re-enter it at after submission, click the application number under Submissions in your account and click on Request Edits.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Litvak at sslitvak@kennedy-center.org.