Category Archives: Humanities Internship

The Virtues of a Liberal Arts Education

My internship at the Higgins Armory Museum this summer had a relatively simple description: I would be working with the Curatorial department, focusing mostly on the archives and the library. What I did not realize at first was the wide … Continue reading

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Building the Future

Working with the Library Company of Philadelphia’s Raymond Holstein Stereograph Collection has revealed to me the apparent contradiction inherent in cityscapes: the built environment of the present is both the same as and yet utterly alien to the built environment … Continue reading

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Wrapping up my summer internship with the Philadelphia Orchestra Association (POA)

  With July wrapping up and my mind becoming increasingly focused on salt water, school, and selecting where to apply for post-secondary education, I would like to reflect on my time as a Development Intern with the Philadelphia Orchestra Association … Continue reading

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One Little Piggy Did Marketing

Hey world, The production process for PAY UP is well under way. We got a receipt for $3,000 worth of lumber yesterday, which means that the set is probably being constructed as I type. Funnily enough, the PAY UP set … Continue reading

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Suckers: A Pineapple Parable

Hello I am Ryan Rebel and I am here today to talk to you about pineapples.   Pineapples are a majestic fruit.  They are the kings and queens of the fruit kingdom.  They used to represent exoticism and royalty and … Continue reading

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Summer Research in Berlin

Ian Gavigan ’14 spent six weeks of his summer research fellowship working in archives and libraries in Berlin, Germany. He didn’t spend all his time there buried in old newspapers. Here, Ian enjoys a late afternoon in Berlin’s neighbor to … Continue reading

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Du Bois Project – Updates!

Hi all, it’s Alexandra again writing to update you from The Du Bois project here at Penn. (www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMB57_Tindley_Temple) Since my last post, it’s been a busy and wonderful couple weeks! I love this work because I am constantly able to … Continue reading

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Deep Plays: Notes on the (intern for the) 2013 Fringe Festival

So far this summer, I’ve mastered getting up at 8:30am, stuffing a haphazardly mixed helping of granola and yogurt into my mouth by 9:00am,  and stumbling out into the sweltering sun of the apartments by 9:07am. Beads of sweat steadily … Continue reading

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Working at the National Museum of American Jewish History

Hey! I’m Rilka Spieler. I’m a rising senior and a history major at Haverford. This summer I’m interning at the National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH–I know, a great acronym). Before I talk about some of the exciting things … Continue reading

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And Pig Iron Came Tumbling After

Hey world, I’ve been waiting for this to be unclassified: my much-anticipated PAY UP 2013 tumblr has finally gone public: payup2013.tumblr.com I mentioned last time that I’ve been doing publicity and social media for this fall’s production of PAY UP, … Continue reading

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