Spring 2018 Interns
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:
- Complimentary tickets to FringeArts shows
- FringeArts annual membership
- Intern seminars to learn about staff and their positions
- Planning and implementing Scratch Night
- Volunteer opportunities at FEASTIVAL
- Intern outings or socials
Recurring FringeArts Internships
Financing & Administration Internship
Patron Services Internship
Graphic Design Internship
Development and Fundraising Internship
Meet the Spring 2018 Interns
Arcadia University, ‘18
What’s the most exciting thing you’ve done in your life?
Definitely Study Abroad! Last Spring, I packed up my bags and went on a 4 month excursion all throughout London. Not only did I take amazing classes, but I also got to travel and learn how to be on my own for the very first time. I saw Daniel Radcliffe in the London production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, traveled to Disneyland Paris while I was in Europe, and saw so many beautiful sights all along the way. I can’t wait to go back!
What are your go-to shows to watch?
Well first off, This is Us is such an emotional masterpiece. I laugh and cry all in 1 hour alone. I also really enjoy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which is a great satirical show with the best songs. I’m a sucker for a musical. I also watch Survivor and Big Brother, as I’m a huge reality tv junkie. Lastly, Once Upon a Time has always been in the mix, as it’s a Disney fanfic come true.
What are you excited to learn with this internship?
With this internship, I’m really excited to use my writing and communications skills in a professional setting. I’ve always been obsessed with social media, so to be able to learn how to effectively advertise FringeArts with the platforms that I’m already used to, is such a treat. I’m also excited to learn more about the behind the scenes of the performing arts, and how everything comes together in the end.
Graphic Design Intern
Favorite part about the FringeArts office?
My favorite part about the FringeArts office is the dogs. They make things relaxing, and often provide a laugh. It is always great when one jumps on your lap or “nose bonks” your hand off the mouse for some lovin’ and a break from work. I’ve got my own seventy pound lap dog at home that I miss so having dogs around makes things feel right.
What’s a piece of art that you cannot live without?
There is a lot of music that I couldn’t live without but I can’t pick just one song. Although, right now if I ever need to chill out or make sure I”m ready for the day I always end up listening to Pound Cake by Drake. My music taste tends to bounce all over the place so I think I’m going to go with some pottery I made during a college class. They are actually pretty horrible, I made them while learning how to throw on the wheel. There are five or six small bowls, they are crooked, have tears in the walls, and would probably be considered failures to an accomplished potter. Because they didn’t turn out so well I experimented with different glazing techniques and now they’ve grown on me. Most importantly they provide space to pile up stuff so that it looks nice without leaving piles of junk throughout the house.
What are you passionate about and why?
My wife and had our first child about a year ago. We were told we were having a girl but in the end a boy popped out. He still sleeps in a pink room. Even though it has been a year I’m still adjusting to fatherhood and will probably always be adjusting as he gets older. There is nothing I’m more passionate about than this part of my life. When I’m not here I’m watching him and I’m lucky to have the extra time with him for now.
Major: Business Marketing
Minor: Entertainment & Arts Management
Drexel University ’21
Who is your favorite artist/musician and why?
(wow, that’s a toughy) My favorite musician is Bruno Mars. Personally, I love his voice, his dancing, and his whole “Early-Michael Jackson” vibe. His music ranges from full of energy and pop to lamenting ballads. I can enjoy his music in whatever mood and it is always fun to sing his songs.
What are some things that you do in your free time?
In my free time I like to read and play Ultimate Frisbee. I have been an avid reader my entire life and have collected easily over 300 books. I also enjoy playing Ultimate Frisbee when it is nice out. But, my passion is in the performing arts; I love to sing and perform, so I spend most of my days with my acapella group or my choirs.
If you could have dinner with 1 person, who would it be and why?
I would love to have dinner with Hugh Jackman. Having grown up with him in movies gives me a certain admiration for the man. Also, I would love to discuss his musical exploits at length. Being a fan of his musical talents in Oklahoma” and more recently in “The Greatest Showman” and the movie adaption of “Les Miserables,” makes me want to here how he has been able to achieve so much in one lifetime.
Drexel University, ’19
What do you do in your spare time when you’re not interning?
The pace of my life is a little slow recently because this is the only intern I have and I don’t have any classes going in campus. Besides the job I would like to take some college events such as the software training classes at Drexel, and I think that it will probably be helpful for my future career life. Also, I would spend some time on hanging out with my friends and joining some parties at weekends, which helps me know what is happening in campus recently and take a break during the weekend.
Favorite place in Philly to get a bite to eat and why?
Nom Wah Philadelphia is a traditional Cantonese dim sum restaurant that is located at 218 N 13th St, and it is one of the most favorite restaurants that I have already tried in Philly. Besides the dumplings and noodles the diners explore more kinds of traditional Chinese dim sum food there, and this is also therare dim sum restaurant containing a mini bar in downtown Philly.
Dream vacation spot?
Japan. I traveled to Sapporo & Hakodate with my parents when I was still at primary school, but the country would definitely still be the first place at my dream vacation spot list. I don’t believe that is a dream vacation spot if you want some “sun & beach” at your vacation, but I am pretty sure this would be one of the best places if you want some quietness and comfort during your break. Japan is a very polite, cautious & focused nation in my mind, and you can always feel quiet and comfortable no matter wherever you go there as a traveler. This spot Japan is a great idea for you to balance your life after a season of the tight work schedules.
Major: Arts Administration and Theater
What are your prospective career goals?
I want to continue working in Philadelphia and work my way up in a producing company. I want to work with as many people as I can, learn as much as I can and experience theater and art from all around the world.
What’s a fun fact that you want everyone to know about you?
I have traveled to three different countries.
Favorite meme that you will always share no matter what?
Absolutely anything to do with the queen, Beyonce.
Minor: Theatre and Spanish
Villanova University ’18
What are some of your hobbies?
I love writing, reading and artsy DIY things. I swear I go through a crochet phase every other year. I also really enjoy acting.
What is an item that you simply cannot live without?
I know it’s super-predictable but my family. My entire family has always been there for me, supporting every step that I took. My parents go above and beyond for my brothers and I. Whenever I need to laugh or cry or both, my parents and brother are there to pick up the phone or welcome me home with a warm embrace. Without them, I don’t know who I would be… Also, chocolate. I couldn’t live without chocolate.
Go-to comfort food to eat?
Does Pepsi count? I looove Chick-fil-A’s chicken nugget combo with a Pepsi or their cookies and cream milkshake.
Master of Science in Accounting
Wilmington University, ’19
Favorite app on your phone?
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
In 10 years I see myself CEO of a Accounting company in my country which is West Africa / MALI
Which Disney movie inspires you and why?
Beauty and the Beast (I like everything about love).
Patron Services Intern
Major: Converged Media
James Madison University, ’16
What FringeArts show are you the most excited about?
I’m always excited for drag performances, so I can’t wait to see Cherdonna Shinatra in Clock That Mug melding drag and performance art.
If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?
I would be a rat because they will probably survive the end of the world
You’re stranded on an island. What are 3 items you bring and why?
I would bring a pen and sketchbook (can that be one thing??), a Moka Express, and a bunch of dried lavender
Major: Public Relations
Temple University, ’18
Why did you choose to intern at FringeArts?
I chose FringeArts because FringeArts challenges convention and inspires new ways of thinking.
What’s one place you have always wanted to travel to and why?
I’ve always wanted to travel to Turks and Caicos because beaches.
What’s your go-to karaoke song and why?
My go-to karaoke song is December 1963 (Oh, What a Night) by The Four Seasons because its a jam.
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