Summer Programs: Internships
HCAH's Summer Humanities Internships offer rising sophomores, juniors and seniors apprenticeships at arts organizations, galleries, museums, historical or scholarly societies, publishers, newspapers, and community groups interested in arts- or humanities-related activity.
The Hurford Center for Arts and Humanities sponsors summer internships for Haverford students from all majors. Bryn Mawr students majoring at Haverford may also apply.
The program has two tracks: [A] – Hurford Center-Philadelphia Partners Internships, open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors and [B] – Self-Designed Internships open to rising juniors and seniors.
In addition, the Hurford Center supports all Haverford students who are accepted into the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Summer Museum Studies Internship Program with an equivalent stipend award. Students apply directly to the PMA. Full details and application materials may be found at: Museum Studies Internship Program.
Hurford Center-Philadelphia Partners Internships
Open to rising sophomores, junior, and seniors
Six Internships Available for Summer 2013
HCAH has built strong relationships with a number of arts and cultural organizations in Philadelphia. The city is home to an extraordinary array of institutions with national reputations. Students apply for this program internally, and HCAH staff forward on the strongest applicants to those organizations. The host organizations then interview students and select the candidate of their choice. The Center staff knows its Philadelphia Partners well, as organizations committed to rich intellectual and artistic engagement with students. Past interns have used the experience for thesis projects, professional connections, and artistic endeavors, and some have opted to continue their work with the organization on a volunteer basis during the academic year. Others have received a publishing or exhibition credit for their contributions to a larger project.
[A] 2013 Philadelphia Partners Internships Contract All | Expand All
- The Library Company of Philadelphia
Founded by Benjamin Franklin, this research library, America's oldest cultural institution and original Library of Congress, specializes in American history and culture from the 17th-19th centuries. Intern will explore curatorial work in the Print and Books Department. Full Project Description & Notes »
- “The Ward: Race and Class in Du Bois' Seventh Ward” (formerly Mapping Du Bois), University of Pennsylvania, School of Design
This project aims to use topics from W.E.B. Du Bois's 1899 book The Philadelphia Negro to engage high school students and the public in a discussion of race. This summer (2013), the HCAH intern will work on an oral history component of the project, interviewing older adults at historic black churches. The project will also include revising the curricular materials and developing an open-access web-based course. Full Project Description & Notes »
- Mütter Museum and Historical Medical Library
As part of the Library 225th anniversary celebration, the Museum plans to invite artists to repurpose a digital image from its vast collection in a creative, non-commercial way. The intern will research monograph, photograph, and ephemera collections to identify items with strong visual interest for the project. Full Project Description & Notes »
- Philadelphia Live Arts & Philly Fringe Festivals
The Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe are annual performing festivals that run every September for sixteen days in venues throughout Philadelphia. The intern will work on information management for the Festival Guide and contribute to the Festival's Blog. Projects will include writing, fact checking, editing, and interviewing artists while working closely with Festival staff and artists. Full Project Description & Notes »
- Pig Iron Theatre Company
An interdisciplinary ensemble, Pig Iron is dedicated to the creation of new and exuberant performance works that defy easy categorization. The Company is negotiating a sponsorship arrangement with Wharton for a project set to run alongside a redevelopment/remount of Pay Up, a site-specific, choose-your-own adventure performance installation about buying and selling. The intern will work with staff to create an online audience-engagement strategy – inviting the public to contribute stories, videos and artwork inspired by the show to an online blog. Full Project Description & Notes »
- Pennsylvania Humanities Council
As Pennsylvania's only statewide organization dedicated to the humanities, PHC seeks an intern to join the Council as it implements a strategic plan that calls for redirecting its programming, advocacy, marketing, and fundraising while also developing new programs, including Teen Reading Lounge which uses graphic novels to promote critical thinking and social engagement among teens and tweens at libraries. Full Project Description & Notes »
Open to rising junior and seniors
Three Self-Design Internships Available for Summer 2013
For students who prefer to engage as an intern for a particular arts, cultural, or research organization that is not already a Philadelphia Partner or is located elsewhere in the United States, the Center offers a [B] track. Students independently identify suitable opportunities across the US. After finding a primary contact within the host organization / project partner, students craft a summer project proposal, detailing their intended role with the organization across the months of June, July, and August.
The HCAH staff can help with logistical support but unless we have actually worked with an organization, we cannot predict what the experience will be like. We can, however, steer students to opportunities with former partners in the greater Philadelphia area.
Hurford Center Support
For both [A] and [B] options, the Center provides a base stipend of $4300+ for 10 weeks of summer work, which goes toward food, housing, and other living expenses at the students' discretion. Depending on the location of the internship, an adjusted stipend is negotiable for places with a higher cost of living. The Center will reimburse commuting costs for both [A] and [B] options. Should students be interning outside the Philadelphia area, the Center will provide travel costs to the host organization's city from Haverford, as well as any commuting costs once students are there.
All Summer Interns will work with the Center's Associate Directors to decide on the best way to share their experiences with the broader community. This could include blogging the experience for the College website, giving a public presentation in the fall, creating a publication, or mounting a small exhibition, if appropriate.
Applications for [A] are due via email to email@example.com by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2013. Please put "[your last name] Internship Application" in the subject line.
Those interested in pursuing the [B] option should submit a letter of intent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2013. Please put "[your last name] Intention Form" in the subject line and include the following details: your name, major, minor/concentration, where you hope to do an internship, and whether that organization has an established program.
Your email should briefly cover your interest in the particular host organization and why your coursework, skills, and background would make you a good fit for the organization. Please attach your unofficial transcript from the Registrar's Office and your résumé.
Center staff will meet with each student interested in the [B] option to discuss the concept and plan the appropriate next steps. The final application will be due Monday, April 1st, 2013.
Past Projects Contract All | Expand All
- The Library Company of Philadelphia – Christina Tavernelli '13, English Major
The HCAH intern would explore a collection of 19th century American children's book illustrations representing the pervasiveness of Protestantism in American culture. The intern's main responsibilities would include contributing to the publicly-accessible electronic resources and potentially developing an exhibition for the Library Company's website. Full Project Description & Notes »
- Mapping the Du Bois: University of Pennsylvania, School of Design – Sam Levinson '13, English Major
This project aims to use topics from W.E.B. Du Bois's 1899 book The Philadelphia Negro to engage high school students and the public in a discussion of race. In the summer of 2012 the HCAH intern would contribute to the completion of the project's five-day high school curriculum. Full Project Description & Notes »
- Mütter Museum and Historical Medical Library – Alex Tonsing '13, History Major
The Mütter Museum and Historical Medical Library offers fascinating opportunities for students interested in learning about the history of medicine and advancing the cause of health. The HCAH intern would have the opportunity to work directly with primary materials in the history of medicine in one of the oldest medical museums in the country and the Historical Medical Library, an independent research library that was once Philadelphia's central medical library. Full Project Description & Notes »
- Filmmakers Hima B and Tia Lessin – Hilary Brashear '13, Sociology Major
Hilary Brashear will be working with two independent filmmakers in New York City this summer. She will be working with Hima B, an independent writer/director/producer, on her current project, License to Pimp, a documentary about strippers and their labor conditions. Hilary will also be working with producer/director Tia Lessin, (Trouble the Water 2009) on a new documentary, still in its production phase, about politics and money in the United States. She hopes to learn about the creative side of film production, specifically in the editing room, as well as the professional side of independent filmmaking.
- Filmmakers Laura Deutch, Kaye Pyle, and Maria Dominquez –Caileigh Feldman '14, Anthropology Major
Caileigh Feldman will be working with filmmakers in Philadelphia. For Laura Deutch, she will work on promoting the film, El Sol Sale/The Sun Comes out for Everyone, about the rapid growth of the Mexican community in the historically immigrant neighborhood of South Philadelphia. The film was screened at Haverford for the People's Biennial Exhibition and the "Strange Truth" documentary film series in Spring 2012. She will also work on community outreach projects for the film, such as incorporating the film into classroom curricula, organizing screenings, and facilitating workshops. Caileigh also will work with Kaye Pyle and Maria Dominquez to promote their new film, "Niños de la memoria," which is about the children who disappeared during the armed conflict in El Salvador.
- Whitney Museum of American Art –Jacob Horn '13, Comparative Literature and Latin Major
Jacob Horn will intern in the Publications Department of the Whitney Museum of American Art, in New York City, assisting in editing and producing all of the museum's printed and electronic materials including catalogues, brochures, posters, calendars, web assets and other ephemera. He will also participate in a seminar program in which museum's interns learn about the Whitney and the New York art world from curators and department heads. In the summer of 2011, he interned with the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Museum Studies Internship Program, sponsored by the John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities.
- Teen Voices –Julia Hunter '14, Independent Major in Gender and Sexuality Studies
Julia Hunter will work in Boston, MA as both an editorial assistant and mentoring program intern at Teen Voices, a magazine and website, written exclusively by and for teenage girls. Teen Voices aim to serves as an empowering alternative to the predominantly hetero-normative, homogenous depictions of teenage girls in the media. For the editorial staff, she will read submissions from girls from around the country and select those that seem publishable. She also will edit articles for Teen Voices' website and in-print magazine. Beginning in July, she will mentor a group of two to three teenage girls the summer program, helping them to research and write in-depth articles to be published in Teen Voices' magazine.
- 826 Valencia –Kate O'Brien '14, English Major
Kate O'Brien will assist with summer programs and workshop series at 826 Valencia, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills. Kate will work with students on their creative writing projects for their Exploring Words Summer Camp and their Young Authors' Workshop, for elementary and high school students respectively. She also will take on administrative duties in order to better understand how non-profits work. Located in the Mission District of San Francisco, CA, 826 Valencia was founded by author Dave Eggers.
- Cabinet Magazine –David Richardson '13, English Major
David Richardson will work with Cabinet Magazine, a quarterly publication based in Brooklyn, NY that focuses on the critical engagement of art and culture. He will spend the summer researching, editing, designing, and marketing, as well as helping to organize Cabinet's event series, which is comprised of lectures, book launches, and exhibitions. Cabinet operates "with the most expansive and inclusive definition of "culture" possible, one that includes both the quotidian and the extraordinary." As a result, it is a diverse publication that represents the work of a wide variety of thinkers, from professors to curators to speleologists to artists, etc.
- The Library of Congress –Gabrielle Winick '13, English Major
Gabrielle Winick will work as in intern in the Publishing Office of the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. She will do research and writing for several book projects including Football Nation, The Books We Hold, and Mark Twain's America. Each project is at a different stage in the publishing process. The Library of Congress Publishing Office works in collaboration with its private-section partners to produce and disseminate more than twenty new publications each year to scholars, researchers, the legal community, and the general public. The Library of Congress Publishing Office has a staff of writers, editors, and researchers who work alongside curators, reference librarians, subject specialists, and, on occasion, outside specialists in order to produce printed works.
- Cliveden of the National Trust | Student: Rachel Lim '12, Political Science
Social Media and Interne Based Character Development Project - Archival research on the Chew Family papers collection, primary resource items from as early as the 18th-century that cover tales of enslavement, land transactions and stories of séances to locate stories about people, partly those who were enslaved by the family. The Intern would then interpret the stories for a physical exhibit at Cliveden and online exhibits using social media. Full Project Description & Notes
- Mutter Museum | Student: Elinor Hickey '12, Anthropology
The Civil War project entails searching through library materials (published and unpublished), and images, to identify and describe resources for a major exhibit on Civil War medicine schedule to open in 2013, Broken Bodies, Suffering Spirits: Medicine in Philadelphia during the Civil War. Interns may research and draft text for small exhibits. A second project involves completing a bibliography on medicinal astrology and a small library exhibit the student intern will curate. Full Project Description & Notes
- Pennsylvania Humanities Council | Student: Katie Monroe '12, Anthropology
The Haverford humanities student would serve as Development Intern, supporting communications, government relations, fundraising, and new program development. Activities would include research in PHC files and communication with staff and individuals across Pennsylvania, in support of PHC relationships with (1) leaders in public humanities, (2) funders and allies, and (3) program producers. Full Project Description & Notes
- Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe | Student: Louise Krause '12, Anthropology
The Information Management Intern will assist the Information Manager and the Blog Manager.
- Manage and fact check information for the Festival Guide, ensuring that every change to times, venues, artist names, "blurbs" (descriptions of the shows), and so forth are accurately recorded on the website and in the Guide.
- Contribute to the Festival Blog and seek out content opportunities including artist interviews, show responses, event information, and more.
- Philagrafika | Student: Alethea Rockwell '12, French
Intern would focus primarily on a project called Doing Time, an artist residency with two Spanish artists, Patricia Gómez y MªJesús González. The artists will be working in a decommissioned Holmesburg Prison in Northeast Philadelphia, for 5-6 weeks in the summer of 2011. The artists use a conservation technique to remove the paintings and drawings by inmates from the walls of the prison blocks. These imprints will then be exhibited at Moore College of Art & Design in the spring of 2012. In addition, we are interested in gathering research about Holmesburg Prison with intern doing research about the history of the prison. The intern also would assist the Philagrafika Program Manager with the program partners, artist project planning and production in the summer of 2011. Full Project Description & Notes
- University of Pennsylvania School of Design | Student: Michael Franklin '12, English
Continuation of work on the "Mapping Du Bois" project, as a springboard to engage high school students and others in a dialogue about race. During the summer of 2011, we will focus on developing a comprehensive high school curriculum based on Du Bois' life and The Philadelphia Negro. We have materials (website, worksheets for using online mapping, a board game, and documentary) and want create a proper curriculum — teacher's guide, essential questions, reading lists, activities and online training teachers. Full Project Description & Notes
- The Library Company of Philadelphia | Student: Elizabeth Crooks '12, History
In 2009, the Library Company received approximately 6,500 woodblocks that came from the most prolific publisher of children's books in 19th-century America. We have chosen 101 woodblocks depicting animals. The intern will scan images and add records for this set to our digital collections catalog, ImPAC. The records will be of use to scholars working in many areas: children's literature, art history, the history of religion, and media studies. These woodblocks inform the study of childhood instruction in natural history in 19th-century America. Full Project Description & Notes
- The Philadelphia Art Museum's Museum Studies Internship Program | Students: Jacob Horn '13, Classics & Comparative Literature; Jenny Sanford '13, English
Cliveden of the National Trust — Alejandra Alvarez '11
Work to bring together scholars, teachers, community stakeholders, and museum professionals to promote historical awareness and to plan programming such as the Revolutionary Germantown Festival, which is held each October to commemorate the Battle of Germantown and which includes a reenactment of the battle.
Pennsylvania Humanities Council — Amanda Ball '11
Assistance with the implementation of a new communications plan; research and analysis of possible projects; and the development of programming and projects such as the production of a new television series, Humanities on the Road. View Full Description
Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe – Ellen Freeman '11
Research and develop new strategies to increase Festival Blog visitation, develop and write Blog content which will include working with artists and attending rehearsals.
Philadelphia Orchestra — Samantha Salazar BMC '11, majoring at Haverford
Work with the Orchestra's PR, Artistic, Marketing, and Development departments on the 2010 Neighborhood Concert Series.
University of Pennsylvania School of Design — Eriberto Patrick Lozada '11
Continuation of work on the "Mapping Du Bois" project, using W.E.B. Du Bois's 1899 classic, "The Philadelphia Negro," as a springboard to engage high school students and others in a dialogue about race, including the development of a curriculum centered on this topic in addition to work on the "Mapping Du Bois" documentary.
Mutter Museum — Alexandra Waleko '11
Process materials associated with the professional lives of notable physicians, create bibliographies. In anticipation of creating a major exhibit on Civil War medicine, create dossiers of significant physicians whose personal and professional papers we retain.
Philagrafika — Sydney Keough '11
Documentation and evaluation of the Philagrafika 2010 festival, assist with the program partners, the evaluation of the festival, and fundraising efforts in the summer of 2010.
Shakespeare in Clark Park - Sharada Tolton '11
Serve as the Production Assistant for SCP's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream", assisting the Production Manager with marketing, publicity, and the tech and design team, working as the Assistant Stage Manager.
PlayPenn New Play Development Conference — Laura Martin '11
Working both in the PlayPenn office and at the Adrienne Theatre during the two-week summer 2010 conference, provide assistance in researching, coordinating elements of the conference, and establishing and maintaining electronic social networks.
The Library Company of Philadelphia — Hilary Malson '11
Scan images and add records for over seventy women to the digital collections catalog, and work in the main reading room paging, shelving, and photocopying.
Philadelphia Art Museum: Museum Studies Internship Program - Janet Yoon '10 and Andreea Balluc '11.
Our host organizations and Humanities Interns for the Summer of 2009 include:
- Cliveden of the National Trust – Brian Hsu '10
Work on The Cliveden Freedom Project, bringing together scholars, teachers, community stakeholders, and museum professionals to plan programming involving the Chew slave papers that contain rich details about the lives of 100 enslaved Africans in the 18th-and early 19th-century and the Underground Railroad
- The Library Company of Philadelphia – Madeline Kreider Carlson '10
Work on the Library Company's publicly accessible electronic resources of portraits of American women, a project that evolved from the exhibition "Picturing Women"
- Pennsylvania Humanities Council – Andrew Lanham '10
Assistance with the implementation of a new communications plan; the development of programming connecting the Civil War era to the Civil Rights era and to contemporary American life; and development of programming in contemporary literature (science fiction, travel writing, etc.)
- Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe – Mara Miller '10
Editorial assistance on the Guide publication (in-depth descriptions, ads, photographs, calendar of events, indices, maps, and sponsor credits) and enhancement of the Festival's online presence through the Festival website, Blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr
- Philadelphia Orchestra – Aileen Keogh '10
Work with the Orchestra's PR, Artistic, Marketing, and Development departments on the 2009 Neighborhood Concert Series
- Philagrafika – Sarah Singley '10
Assistance with citywide, international contemporary art event, "Philagrafika 2010: The Graphic Unconscious" (January-April 2010), led by Artistic Director Jose Roca, co-curator of the 27th São Paulo Biennial and the first San Juan Poli/Graphic Triennial
- Scribe Video Center – Matthew Bessey '10
Assistance on the production of five high-def video installations and three soundscapes for the President's House Project, an examination of the lives of the inhabitants of the Executive mansion -- George and Martha Washington, John Adams and Abigail Adams, and nine enslaved workers, including Oney Judge and Hercules
- University of Pennsylvania School of Design – Julia Dunbar '10
Continuation of work on the "Mapping Du Bois" project, using W.E.B. Du Bois's 1899 classic, "The Philadelphia Negro," as a springboard to engage in a dialogue about race
- World Café Live/Live Connections.org – Danielle Helme '10
World Cafe Live (WCL) and its new non-profit LiveConnections.org is new summer internship host. They are offering an opportunity to take part in a unique partnership between for-profit and non-profit cultural institutions as well as experience in music education, marketing, event and performance planning, and the overall operations of both a vibrant music venue/restaurant and a growing non-profit.
- Astral Artistic Services - Simon Linn-Gerstein '09
Astral Artistic Services provides various types of free support, including job training, for recent classically trained musicians. Working in Marketing, Public Relations, Non-Profit Management, Contract Preparation, Artistic Planning, and Fundraising, the intern gained broad experience with the inner-workings of a non-profit arts organization.
- Bryn Mawr Film Institute - Simon Linn-Gerstein '09
In accordance with the Institute's mission to bring important works of both vintage and contemporary experimental film to the Main Line, promote film appreciation and education, provide an arena for community dialogue, and engage young members of the community, the intern worked on education and community-oriented efforts with the Director of Education, Manager of Programming, Manager of Marketing, Public Relations Coordinator, and on a more limited basis with Development and Communications, as well as contributed to box office analysis.
- Chester County Historical Society - Karen Terry '09
(Religion, History of Art)
Obtained practical collections management experience and worked towards the CCHS's mission to sustain cultural heritage and promote understanding of the history of Chester County and southeastern Pennsylvania; worked in the museum, library, and photo archives, made collection records accessible through an electronic medium.
- Cliveden of the National Trust - Claire Adams '09
Built in 1767, Cliveden is one of America's most famous colonial houses. Student handled museum work, exhibit planning, program preparation, and research and development in preparation for the school year 2008-09.
- The Library Company of Philadelphia - Anne Turner '09
Contributed to the Library Company's publicly accessible electronic resources by adding to a website of portraits of American women, and developing new material on American women in religion and in entertainment that will be of use to cultural and art historians generally, as well as those studying 19th-century American women specifically. Intern became familiarized with scholarly research as it is conducted with historical texts, and the field of special collections librarianship.
- Pennsylvania Humanities Council - Alison King '09
Served as principal program assistant for a special grants category; took part in program development and promotion, as well as fundraising and government relations.
- People's Light and Theatre Company - Jesse Paulsen '09
(Theatre at Swarthmore)
Working towards the mission of producing plays and providing arts experiences to young people entailed production work on the Main Stage production of Sherlock Holmes & The Case of the Jersey Lily, supporting theatre camps, and assisting in research with the resident dramaturg for the upcoming plays The Persians and Doubt.
- Philagrafika - Jacob Carroll '09
(English, History, History of Art)
Assisted staff with Working States, a project to increase new scholarship in the field of printmaking, provide online sources and scholarship, and to promote Philagrafika 2010. Researched, blog posted, maintained a bibliography, and archived articles.
- Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe - Kira Loretto '09
(Economics/Sociology at Bryn Mawr)
Worked with the Communications Manager to ensure that the Festival Guide was accurate and up-to-date; maintained the online presence of the Festival by managing FaceBook and MySpace Festival pages; and contributed to the Festival Blog.
- University of Pennsylvania School of Design - Duncan Cooper '09
(Growth & Structure of Cities)
The Mapping W.E.B. Du Bois project aims to use Philadelphia archival data and geographic information systems (GIS) technology to recreate Du Bois‚ survey of a 60-block area in Philadelphia from his book The Philadelphia Negro. The intern will contribute to the project in a variety of ways, based on his or her skill and interest, including developing curriculum materials, conducting archival research, developing maps, and redesigning the website.
- Astral Artistic Services – Julia Spiegelman BMC '08
(Music at Haverford/English/French & French Studies)
Astral Artistic Services provides various types of free support for recently trained classical musicians. Julia worked in marketing, public relations, non-profit management, contract preparation, artistic planning, and fundraising.
- BASEKAMP – Anna Pellecchia '08
(Philosophy/Gender & Sexuality Studies Concentration)
BASEKAMP is a non commercial studio and exhibition space whose primary focus is to participate in the creation, facilitation, and promotion of large scale collaborative projects by contemporary artists.
- Bryn Mawr Film Institute – Luke McNamara '08
(English/Film Studies Minor)
The Institute brings important vintage and contemporary film to the Main Line, promotes film appreciation, and provides a place for the public to meet and share ideas. Luke worked on education and community-oriented programming.
- Chester County Historical Society – Bianca Bromberger '08
(History of Art/Psychology)
The CCHS is creating a comprehensive electronic database of all its collections materials. Working on this and other assignments, Bianca obtained practical collections management experience in the museum, library, and photographic archives, completing a project sponsored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services cataloging grant.
- Cliveden of the National Trust – Deirdre Din '08
Cliveden is one of America's most famous colonial houses (1767). Deidre's project involved museum collections work, exhibit planning, program preparation for the 100th anniversary of the Walnut Street Bridge, and research and development in preparation for the next school year.
- Historical Society of Pennsylvania – Dan Guilfoyle '08
Dan worked with education and interpretation staff to create self-guided neighborhood web-mounted walking/driving tours of two historical and multi-ethnic urban neighborhoods (Northern Liberties/Latino "barrio" and Queen Village/Southwark).
- The Library Company of Philadelphia – Ian VandenBeukel '08
Ian contributed to the Library Company's publicly accessible electronic resources by adding to a website of portraits of American women. He focused on developing new material about American women in religion and in entertainment.
- The New York Youth Symphony – James Mayer '09
Overseen by Larry Bomback '04, Jim helped to compile lost alumni information for the New York Youth Symphony database. He also managed the entire auditions process, from helping to find a space to rent for the auditions, to taking phone calls for those students who wanted to sign up. Jim also met with local restaurateurs interested in advertising in NYYS's playbills and student guide.
- Pennsylvania Humanities Council – Joanna Benjamin '08
Joanna worked on the assessment of the PHC's grant making to artists. She also contributed to the Council's development activity, which spans government relations (including work with the National Endowment for the Humanities), public relations, and fundraising.
- People's Light and Theatre Company – Claire Pringle '08
Claire assisted the education and dramaturgy departments, helping to coordinate the four Summerstage theater camp programs, as well as completing a variety of dramaturgical research.
- Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe – Liz Turner '08
(Comparative Literature/Film Studies Minor)
Liz worked in the Festival's Marketing Department, assembling press packets, editing the Festival Guide, writing performance programs, and handling artist contracts.
- University of Pennsylvania School of Design – Mari Christmas '08
Mari worked on the Philadelphia Negro geographic information systems project, a recreation of W.E.B. DuBois' survey of a 60-block area of downtown Philadelphia (1897). She collected data from microfiche of the 1900 U.S. Census; designed a website and graphic materials for marketing the project; located and scanned historical photographs and newspaper articles; and researched neighbor public health, crime, housing, migration, and individual religious, business, and cultural institutions.
- Astral Artistic Services – Josef Bartels '07
Astral Artistic Services provides various types of free support for recently trained classical musicians. Josef worked in marketing, public relations, non-profit management, contract preparation, artistic planning, and fundraising.
- Bryn Mawr Film Institute – Arjun Tasker '07
The Institute brings important vintage and contemporary film to the Main Line, promotes film appreciation, and provides a place for the public to meet and share ideas. Arjun worked on education and community-oriented programming.
- Chester County Historical Society – Victoria Salinger '07
The CCHS is creating a comprehensive electronic database of all collections materials. Working on this and other assignments, Victoria obtained practical collections management experience in the museum, library, and photographic archives, completing a project sponsored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services cataloging grant.
- Cliveden of the National Trust – Claire Brislin '07
Cliveden is one of America's most famous colonial houses (1767). Claire's project involved museum collections work, exhibit planning, program preparation, and research and development in preparation for the next school year.
- Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance – Katie Schnur '07
Katie researched and worked with new partners for PhillyFunGuide.com's website calendar. She assisted the Marketing Director and marketing staff in gathering information and adding it into the web database.
- Historical Society of Pennsylvania – Jessica Hall '07
Worked with education and interpretation staff to create self-guided neighborhood web-mounted walking/driving tours of two historical and multi-ethnic urban neighborhoods (Northern Liberties/Latino "barrio" and Queen Village/Southwark).
- The Library Company of Philadelphia – Colin Yarbrough '07
Colin contributed to the Library Company's publicly accessible electronic resources by adding to a website of portraits of American women. He focused on developing new material about American women in religion and in entertainment.
- Pennsylvania Humanities Council – Tania Apicella '07
Tania worked on the assessment of the PHC's grant making to artists. She also contributed to the Council's development activity, which spans government relations (including work with the National Endowment for the Humanities), public relations, and fundraising. The Council hired Tania for an additional week when her internship ended.
- People's Light and Theatre Company – Emily Taber '07
Emily started by working with production for People's Light's staging of "The Foreigner." She then assisted the education and dramaturgy departments, helping to coordinate the four Summerstage theater camp programs, as well as completing a variety of dramaturgical research.
- Philadelphia Jewish Archives and The Jewish Museum – Amy Indyke '07
Amy did research to compile a guide to archival material related to the Philadelphia Jewish community that is held by repositories other than the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center. During Amy's Internship, both staff members of the Archives resigned unexpectedly. She completed her internship thanks to an invitation from the Jewish Museum to finish her summer there.
- Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe – Zoe Marquardt '07
Zoe worked in the Festival's Marketing Department, assembling press packets, editing the Festival Guide, writing performance programs, and handling artist contracts.
- The Philadelphia Museum of Art – Will Coleman '07
The Humanities Center has arranged for a place to be held for a qualified Haverford student each summer in PMA's Museum Studies Internship Program, a highly competitive and nationally recognized program designed to provide exposure to the inner workings of a major metropolitan museum.
- The Philadelphia Orchestra – Rebecca Davis '07
Rebecca worked on research for the artist history database, assisted with the preparation of contracts, travel itineraries, and rehearsal schedules for guest artists; helped with concert production; and researched repertoire, programming, and artists to aid concert planning. She also helped design an outreach plan geared toward area college students.
- University of Pennsylvania School of Design – Tim Golden '07
Tim Golden worked on the Philadelphia Negro geographic information systems project, a recreation of W.E.B. DuBois' survey of a 60-block area of downtown Philadelphia (1897). He collected data from microfiche of the 1900 U.S. Census; designed a website and graphic materials for marketing the project; located and scanned historical photographs and newspaper articles; and researched neighbor public health, crime, housing, migration, and individual religious, business, and cultural institutions.
- Arden Theatre Co. – Meredith Foote '06
Working on several different projects with the Artistic, Development, Marketing, and General Management Departments thereby gaining broad experience with the inner-workings of a non-profit theatre company.
- Johnson House Historic Site – Lewis Bauer '06
Johnson House, a National Historical Landmark site significant for its association with the Underground Railroad, offered training in museum collections, museum education and tours, research, cataloguing, and exhibit preparation.
- The Library Company of Philadelphia – Emily Kline '06
Research and historical writing for a website of portraits on American women writers, "Picturing Women," based on a recent exhibit.
- The Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe – James Weissinger '06
Working with the Programming and the Marketing & Promotions Departments in preparation for this annual event that present artists who are experimenting in and creating new, cutting-edge work.
- The Philadelphia Museum of Art – Emma Chubb '06
(History of Art/French)
A place was held for a Haverford student for the Museum Studies Internship Program, a highly competitive and nationally recognized program designed to provide exposure to the inner workings of a major metropolitan museum that is not possible in most academic settings. Emma was placed in the European Painting Department.
- The Philadelphia Orchestra – Sarah Hallenbeck '06
Working on artist history databases, artist servicing, concert production, in the Artistic Planning Department.