Wolf Trap Offers Internship Opportunities for African American and Hispanic/Latino Students

Apr 27, 2010

"One of the Best Internships of 2009"

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

The Wolf Trap Internship Program is designed to provide meaningful hands-on training and experience in the areas of arts administration, education, and technical theater. 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. Since 1999, Wolf Trap has offered opportunities specifically for African American and Hispanic/Latino students.

Josie A. Bass Career Development Program for African American Students
The Josie A. Bass Career Development Program is designed to provide internship experience in arts administration for qualified African American students. Started in 1999 with generous funding from the Anthony and Beatrice Welters family, the Josie A. Bass Program fosters mentor relationships between interns and the Josie A. Bass Advisory Committee, comprised of Wolf Trap's diverse Board of Directors, experienced administrators, and other outstanding local and national representatives within the business and arts communities.

By its 6th year of existence this program had placed students from 30 schools, including 6 historically black colleges and universities (HBCU's), in various departments of the Wolf Trap Foundation. Past participants have continued their careers at Wolf Trap and in other nonprofit arts organizations across the country, attended graduate school in Arts Administration or related fields, and have been invited to join the Josie A. Bass Advisory Committee.

Los Padres Internship Program for Hispanic/Latino Students
The Wolf Trap Foundation's Los Padres Internship Program for Hispanic/Latino Students was started in summer 2004 with generous support from Edgar and Lillian Rios to encourage Hispanic and Latino students to consider careers in arts administration. Edgar and Lillian Rios established the Los Padres Foundation as a result of their deep commitment to contribute to the development of others. Their profound commitment to scholarship funding and enrichment programs for Hispanic/Latino Youth has enabled approximately 500 students to graduate from college. The program provides Los Padres Interns with transportation to and from their home city to Washington DC.

To learn more about these programs or to apply for these and other internship possibilities, visit Wolf Trap's Web site.

Tags: internships, arts administration

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DIVERSITY: Leadership
DIVERSITY: Resources
DIVERSITY: Production
DIVERSITY: African American / Black Community
DIVERSITY: Latino / Hispanic
DIVERSITY: Administration
DIVERSITY: Education
DIVERSITY: Opportunities


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