Fall 2020 Interns

FringeArts Internships

FringeArts internships offer training for those whose career interests include all facets of nonprofit arts administration and management.

In addition to day to day activities, FringeArts interns have access to and can experience:

Recurring FringeArts Internships

Financing & Administration Internship
Programming Internship
Patron Services Internship
Production Internship
Marketing Internship
Communications Internship
Graphic Design Internship
Development and Fundraising Internship

Meet the Fall 2020 Interns!

Caroline Mahar

Pronouns: she/her
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Major: Business and Management/Mathematics
Internship: Patron Services

What are the best and worst purchases you’ve ever made? 

Best purchase: my Nintendo Switch. I love playing Animal Crossing and Stardew Valley and I’m super hooked on those games! Worst purchase: I don’t know if this is the worst so much as totally unnecessary, but I have this little Mario mushroom lamp that makes the power-up sound when you press it to light it.

How do you take your coffee? 

I actually don’t like coffee! My go-to source of caffeine is usually Coke Zero, but I’m not actually super picky when it comes to Coke vs Pepsi.

What drew you to this internship?

I have no idea what I want to do when I graduate (oops) but I do know I want to be a part of the live performing arts industry. Seeing the plans for the digitalization of the annual Fringe Festival rather than just a cancellation immediately excited me because I knew what I was doing would leave a lasting impact.

Fuji Adair

Pronouns: they/them
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Major: Graphic Design with Minor in Art History
Internship: Graphic Design

How do you take your coffee?

My go-to is a simple vanilla latte (half the flavor syrup, very important) or a cold brew with a bit of sweet cream. UNLESS it’s the holiday season, then it’s always a peppermint mocha.

What’s your favorite place you’ve traveled to?

A couple of spring breaks ago I went on a road trip with my partner to Albuquerque, New Mexico (it was about a 19-hour drive, for those wondering). I loved the scenery, the food…and the rattlesnake museum. In my opinion very worth the time to check out! Unless you are scared of snakes of course. You will see a serious amount of snakes.

What drew you to this internship?

My career goal as a designer is to work for a community-centered place, gives a positive impact, and cares about diversity. FringeArts happens to be a place that fit those ideals for me. I am also passionate about the arts, so that helps too.

Mikaela Boone

Pronouns: she/her
Yale University
Major: Theatre and Performance Studies and Cognitive Science
Internship: Artistic Programming

Do you have a weird talent?

Yes! I can crochet as well as any old lady. I have made four full size blankets and use my own self devised stitch.

What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?

I could give a 40-minute presentation on the social science of Star Trek! The original show provides some really interesting insights into American culture.

What’s your favorite place you’ve traveled to?

My favorite place I have ever travelled to is Sevilla, Spain. Oranges literally grow on the streets, the weather is perfect, and I love being able to practice my Spanish.

Cayla Rex

Pronouns: she/they
Temple University
Major: Public Relations

Internship: Communications

What is your favorite movie/TV show? 

I don’t watch TV or movies a whole lot, but my favorite movie is a  tie between Howl’s Moving Castle or Tokyo Godfathers – Howl’s Moving Castle being the nostalgic favorite, and Tokyo Godfathers being the adult favorite.

Do you have a weird talent?

I can go long periods of time without blinking. My current record is about eight minutes!

What are the best and worst purchases you’ve ever made?

I don’t know about my best purchase, but my worst purchase was definitely not a sweater that says “I Emo Boys”.

Imani Shivers

Pronouns: she/her
Rutgers University – New Brunswick
Major: Dance with a Minor in Sociology
Internship: Development

What are the best and worst purchases you’ve ever made?

My best purchase was a Louis Vuitton purse. I had been wanting this bag for months because it is so unique. It was absolutely worth the price. My worst purchase was probably food that didn’t meet my expectations. There’s nothing worse than thinking about food and when you finally get it, it doesn’t satisfy you. No matter how much it costs.

What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?

The history of modern dance. After many classes, research, and papers, you start to remember a lot of names and facts.

In your opinion, what is an underrated TV show/movie?

Frozen II was really underrated. I was really scared to watch it because it didn’t get half as much recognition as the first movie before or after it’s release. But it was definitely worth watching.

Henry McDevitt-Bayless

Pronouns: he/him
University of Pennsylvania
Major: English major with creative writing concentration
Internship: Podcast Production Intern

How do you take your coffee?

I drink my coffee black, and I drink about 10 cups a day.

What’s your favorite place you’ve traveled to?

I worked for the state park in Seward, Alaska for a summer and it was the most beautiful place I’ve ever been.

What drew you to this internship?

I love podcasts and had recently started listening to Happy Hour on the Fringe, so when I saw the opening, I jumped on it!

Candace Herbert

Pronouns: she/her
Drexel University
Major: Arts Administration + MS
Internship: Development

In your opinion, what is an underrated TV show/movie?

I’m gonna be laughed at for this, but Snow White and the Huntsman. I know a lot of people don’t think highly of Kristen Stewart’s acting, but I thought she did a decent job in the film and thought she had nice chemistry with Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth. I also greatly enjoyed the dark fairytale aesthetic and tone of the movie and found it to be a plus.

Favorite place to explore in or around Philly?

Old City. I’m a history geek and walking around historical areas, observing and digesting the history and legacy of Philly’s colonial past always proves to be an insightful and invigorating experience.

What drew you to this internship? 

This internship caught my interest for a few reasons. Primarily, FringeArts’ reputation and mission as a cutting-edge and contemporary hub for world-class performances drove me to want to learn and work beside the great minds behind such a revolutionary organization. I also have a strong desire and love for fundraising and envisioned myself serving in a leadership role in the development department of an arts/cultural institution and believe that this internship will further my understanding of the arts/cultural sector as well as deepen and cultivate my skills and serve my career aspirations.

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