Communications Internship


Job Description

Posted on: 
February 23, 2024

Job Details

Job Location:   All Venues - Washington, DC

Salary Range:   Undisclosed

I.M.P. is seeking detail-oriented candidates who are interested in working and independently problem-solving in a fast-paced live music environment. Essential abilities include communication skills, execution and enforcement of policies, real-time logistics management, journalistic writing and editing skills, and experience with research study. The ideal candidate will possess enthusiasm, determination, logic and a desire to work in a live / immediate environment that requires multitasking.


Responsibilities Include:


  • Supervise media and photographers onsite at The Anthem, Merriweather Post Pavilion and other key I.M.P. shows (must be able/willing to travel).Assist in the effort to gain positive attention for I.M.P. and its events.
  • Update and maintain I.M.P.s Media List and Photography Catalog.
  • Edit news releases and other media materials.
  • Conduct research as necessary.
  • Monitor media coverage.



Availability and interest in working shows at The Anthem and Merriweather Post Pavilion is mandatory, as a member of the Communications Department must be on-site for all shows at these venues. There will be roughly 40 shows at The Anthem and Merriweather each semester that require our assistance therefore the position requires availability and attendance for at least 30 of them (this number decreases as the number of interns available to share the burden increases). This breaks down to roughly two shows per week, though some weeks may have three, and others may have one, etc. Additional office work (research, cataloguing, writing, editing, etc.) should also be roughly 4 hours/week.



Experience with concert photography preferred, but not necessary, as coverage opportunities may arise.



I.M.P. offers three rounds of seasonal internships each year:

Spring Semester (January April)

Summer Semester (May August)

Fall/Winter Semester (September December)



About I.M.P.

Formed in 1980, I.M.P. is a Bethesda, Md.-based independent concert promoter and event production company. In addition to launching the Virgin Festival in the U.S. and Preakness InField Fest and programming and producing the Sweetlife Festival, the principals at I.M.P. own Washington D.C.'s legendary 9:30 Club, named the Top Club by Rolling Stone, Billboard and Pollstar, renowned as the premier place to see and hear cutting-edge live music of all varieties. I.M.P. also programs and operates Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. and the Lincoln Theatre in Washington, D.C. The Anthem is the companys new 2,500 - 6,000 person capacity venue, which opened October of 2017 on the Southwest Waterfront in Washington, D.C. Over the last 41 years, I.M.P. has put on over 20,000 events, hosting millions of music fans.

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