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Henderson Native Allyson Busch Selected as Summer 2013 Intern At The Kennedy Center

Published on Fri, Jul 5, 2013 (11:27 a.m.)

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts selected Allyson J. Busch for its prestigious, nationally recognized internship program. From June to August 2013, she will serve as the DeVos Institute Intern in the Summer International Fellowships division as part of the DeVos Institute of Arts Management.
Daughter of Steven and Norma Busch, Allyson is a native of Henderson, Nevada and is currently enrolled in the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she is in the Honors College and Dean’s List. She will graduate in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in administration/meetings and events management. Allyson has previously interned at the Nevada Restaurant Association and with local wedding planning companies.
As the DeVos Institute Intern in the Summer International Fellowships division, Allyson plays a critical role in supporting all aspects of producing and evaluating the DeVos Institute’s Summer Fellowship for International Arts Managers. Her projects encompass event management, program administration, and program evaluation. She also has the opportunity to observe the program’s advanced seminars in arts management.

The DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center is an experiential training initiative rooted in the practical application of management skills at an internationally recognized arts organization. Through Internships, fellowships, and management symposia, participants examine the many roles and responsibilities of successful managers in today’s complex world of performing arts.
• Internships: The Kennedy Center selected 28 interns from an annual pool of more than 300 applicants for a 10-12 week internship in arts management from June 3 to August 9, 2013. Full-time and part-time placements are made within the center’s central offices including: advertising, development, education, finance, National Symphony Orchestra, press relations, production, programming, technology, volunteer management, and Washington National Opera. In addition, interns attend weekly seminars led by executives of the Kennedy Center and other major arts institutions in Washington, D.C. The Kennedy Center Internship Program is recognized by the Princeton Review as one the “Top 100 Internships” in the United States.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is America’s living memorial to President Kennedy. Under the Leadership of Chairman David M. Rubenstein, President Michael M. Kaiser, and Music Director Christoph Eschenbach, the nine theaters and stages of the nation’s busiest performing arts facility attract audiences and visitors totaling 3 million people annually; Center-related touring productions, television, and radio broadcasts welcome 40 million more.
Opening its doors in September 8, 1971, the Center presents the greatest performances of music, dance, and theater; supports artists in the creation of new work; and serves the nation as a leader in arts and arts management education. With its artistic affiliates, the National Symphony Orchestra and Washington National Opera, the Center’s achievements as a commissioner, producer, and nurturer of developing artists have resulted in more than 300 theatrical productions, and dozens of new ballets, operas, and musical works.
Each year, millions of people nationwide take part in innovative, inclusive, and effective education programs initiated by the Center, including school- and community-based residencies and consultancies; age-appropriate performances and events for young people; career development for young actors, dancers, singers, and instrumentalists; and professional learning opportunities for teachers, teaching artists, and school administrators. These programs have become models for communities across the country. The Center’s Any Given Child program works with selected local school districts and seeks to provide a comprehensive arts education to children K-8. The Center also has been at the forefront of making the performing arts accessible to persons with disabilities, highlighted by the work accomplished with its affiliate, VSA.
The Kennedy Center is a leader in arts management education. Through its DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center, advanced training is provided for arts administrators at varying stages of development, working with arts organizations and leaders throughout the United States and in more than 70 countries.
As part of the Kennedy Center’s Performing Arts for Everyone outreach program, the Center stages more than 400 free performances of music, dance, and theater by artists from throughout the world each year on the Center’s main stages, and every evening at 6 p.m. on the Millennium Stage. Announced in 2011, the Rubenstein Arts Program expands the Center’s efforts to make the arts accessible to children, young adults, and to people who have little or limited ability to attend and enjoy the performing arts, enabling audiences to engage in more ways, at more times, and in more places than ever before.
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