Employer Profile: Washington National Opera Costume Studio, Washington, DC



Washington National Opera, founded in 1956, became a Kennedy Center affiliate in July 2011 and is one of America’s largest opera companies. Drawing inspiration from a rich legacy built on the values of artistic excellence, engagement with a broad community, and a thriving future for the art form of opera and its audiences, Washington National Opera performs fall and spring seasons, and offers training, educational, and enrichment programs year-round.

Costume Department Internships


The Washington National Opera Costume Studio produces costumes for all WNO productions with the help of a professional staff of patternmakers, stitchers and crafts artisans in a state of the art costume facility. Interns will have the opportunity to improve and broaden costume construction skills, gain in depth understanding of the day to day operations of a professional costume shop, and work as part of a costume construction team.


Qualified candidates are those with an interest in pursuing a career in costume management or technology, with basic to intermediate stitching or costume craft skills. Candidates should provide access to a portfolio of their costume work, either in print or on line


  1. Will you have internships available for Summer 2017 or have you already filled the positions? If there are positions available how do I apply?

  2. Hi Katherine,

    This is a post from the MICA Career Fair two years ago. The Washington National Opera did not make this post, and I don’t know if they will see your comment. I think your best bet is to look at their website and contact them directly. Good luck with your job search!

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