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2024 Strathmore Summer Internships 

About the Organization Strathmore is a multidimensional creative anchor in the community, where everyone can connect with the arts and artists can explore their full potential. We present nearly 400 performances, exhibitions, and education programs annually for diverse audiences on our Montgomery County Maryland campus and throughout the community.

Based one-half mile outside the Capital Beltway in North Bethesda, Maryland, we serve the entire Washington, DC region and the state of Maryland with exceptional artistic experiences and opportunities to learn and connect. Our work is based on our mission to amplify distinctive and diverse artistic voices and curate experiences to enrich every life and shape stronger communities.

We are actively assessing how systemic inequities impact our organization's work at all levels and how best to address those inequities in a way that is consistent with our mission. This commitment is made within the broad context of Strathmore's Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) goals to expand access and diversity, promote inclusion, and build equity for all. With these daily actions, Strathmore intends to become an actively anti-racist, anti-discrimination, and inclusive organization. You can read more about Strathmore on our website, including information about our mission and values.
Position 2024 Strathmore Summer Internships  
Open Date 2/13/2024  
Close Date 4/14/2024  

Nourishing the creative potential of artists, partners, and colleagues with diverse backgrounds and perspectives is an essential part of our work. We include interns as valued colleagues and are eager to provide them with opportunities that encourage their exploration and pursuit of careers in the arts.

College and graduate students interested in arts management careers are encouraged to apply for a Summer Internship at Strathmore from June 3 through August 16, 2024. Applications will be accepted until COB on Friday, April 5, 2024.


Internship Positions

  • Strathmore has openings for Four (4) Interns (35 hours per week) for 11 weeks. Interns earn a stipend equal to minimum wage hourly ($15.65/hr.). Internships are available in various departments.

Strathmore Internship Descriptions


  • Gain an understanding of the operational components of a multi-use performing arts venue.
  • Communicate with arts partners and clients via emails, phone calls, and on-site meetings.
  • Input data into the EventBooking system and gain an understanding of a multi-venue complex with concurrent events.
  • Participate as a member of Strathmore’s ‘Event Crew’ for the weekly Live from the Lawn Series.
  • Prepare, organize, and maintain electronic event folders and records.
  • Coordinate daily check-ins with Strathmore’s partners during summer camps and troubleshoot issues that may arise.
  • Collaborate on updating internal forms and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Assist with event preparation for upcoming performances and partner seasons.


  • Prepare for and staff marketing and audience engagement presence at events and performances, including evening coverage of our summer concert series on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
  • Provide planning and logistical support for upcoming events and campus activations.
  • Collaborate with graphic designers, vendors, and other team members to create assets for marketing collateral.
  • Research artists coming to Strathmore, help build grassroots marketing strategies, and develop creative content ideas and copy.
  • Manage content for community calendars and listservs.
  • Interview artists, staff, and community members and write stories and media pitches.
  • Brainstorm and draft content for print and digital stories and social media.
  • Capture photos and video content for social media.


  • Help advance events and cover Arts and Social Justice Fellowship Showcase, UkeFest, East County Summer Camp, and other summer events.
  • Event advance/support may include corresponding with instructors, camp parents, and patrons, organizing, and copying materials, creating name tags, reminder emails, event set-up, artist, and patron hospitality, greeting parents and students, tracking attendance, and evaluations.
  • Research potential topics and instructors for education events.
  • Support Education contract administration through tracking, proofing, and drafting contracts.
  • Support Event Booking calendar planning for 23-24/24-25 Education events.
  • Manage contacts by inputting instructors, donor attendance, etc. into Excel documents.
  • General administrative support may include mailings, scanning, copies, etc.
  • With support, manage the Summer Rise high school student experience at Strathmore, which includes serving as lead liaison with several students, planning their orientations, mentoring, and project coordination.


*Option for internship duration to be June 10 through August 23, 2024, if schedule allows.

  • Help with event advance and coverage for Strathmore Summer Programming, which includes Outdoor Concerts & UkeFest with opportunities to support Concert Hall Events.
  • Event advance/support may include corresponding with artists, technicians, and stagehands, operations event crew, patrons, organizing and copying materials, preparing productions sheets, creating name tags, reminder emails, event set-up, artist hospitality shopping, tracking attendance, and show recaps/evaluations.
  • Will play an integral part in advance planning for annual UkeFest taking place in August (10th - 14th). Duties include but are not limited to: preparing materials, creating and editing checklists, supporting the intake, sorting, and sales of instructor merchandise, and staffing the event.
  • Conduct artist research for planning future summer programming.
  • Attend regular weekly department meetings.
  • Regular work activities will occur indoors and outdoors. Must be able to work in summer weather up to 2 evenings a week with the potential for more during UkeFest week.

Job responsibilities distributed as follows: 60% administrative prep work, 40% execution of event and event staffing.

Complete Applications Must include:

Cover letter including the days and hours you are available and department(s) of interest. If you are interested in multiple departments, please rank your order of preference.

Resumé including current contact information

Names and contact information of two references (letters of recommendation are accepted but not required)

Transcript (unofficial is accepted)

Position Requirements

Ideal applicants are current juniors or seniors with at least two years of liberal arts, arts management, or arts-related study at the college level, but first or second-year college students will also be considered as space permits. Those currently enrolled in graduate programs and those who completed undergraduate studies within the past two years will be considered as well.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. Applicants must demonstrate a sincere interest in the behind-the-scenes operation of an arts center. Access to a car and previous experience in customer service or arts administration is beneficial.

Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Salary Strathmore has openings for Four (4) Interns (35 hours per week) for 11 weeks. Interns earn a stipend equal to minimum wage hourly ($15.65/hr.). Internships are available in various departments.  
Location Strathmore  
EOE Statement Strathmore is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. Accordingly, Strathmore provides employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, sex, pregnancy, national origin or ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, genetic status or information, military or veteran status or status in any status protected by federal, state, or local law.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. Strathmore will not tolerate unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation under any circumstances.

We are eager to cultivate a broad and inclusive field of applicants. Strathmore is committed to building a diverse community of staff, volunteers, and interns. Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.  

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