A NOTE FROM OUR INTERN
Education Outreach Intern Krista shares her experience this summer
As an Intern for the Puppet Showplace Theatre, I worked on a variety of projects including assisting with puppetry camps and workshops, reaching out to schools and summer camps, ushering the shows, and generally lending a hand where it was needed. With such a wide range of responsibilities, I had something new to look forward to every day. When assisting with classes, I enjoyed interacting with the kids and helping to plan activities. In reaching out to school and camp groups I gained many office and computer skills. When ushering the shows, I helped theatre run smoothly and got to watch a new artist perform every week for free!
At the Puppet Showplace Theatre, I really enjoyed learning about how a non-profit organization operates. The performing arts are definitely important to me, and I value PST’s dedication to providing a variety of educational opportunities to the community. Their performances, workshops for students, and classes for educators are all focused on sharing knowledge about puppets and performing. As an Education Outreach intern, my main objective was to establish and maintain new relationships with educators in the community.
Lastly, one of my favorite things about working at PST was the atmosphere. For me, the idea of working alone in a cubicle is not an agreeable one. However, office and computer skills come in handy in nearly any line of work. Whether it be communicating via email, blogging, creating spreadsheets, or keeping files in order; where better to gain experience with the basics than in a colorful environment? The walls are painted brightly and puppets are displayed throughout the lobby. I was always welcome to try out puppets, to create a new display board, or to participate in events like the Puppet Slam. I definitely did not want an internship where I would be ignored. At PST I felt that the staff encouraged me to be involved and if I needed assistance, were glad to answer any questions.
So if you are interested in an internship that is enriching and entertaining, I wholeheartedly recommend applying to the Puppet Showplace Theatre. They are now accepting applications for the Fall. For more information about internships, Click Here.
-Krista, Education Outreach Intern Summer 2012