More and more employees are looking to internships when evaluating potential hires. While classroom education is the backbone of workforce training, employers are usually more concerned with your work experience than your qualifications and internships are often the only way to get the work experience. In fact, in many of… Read More »Inside The Internship Program at WaterFire Providence
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WaterFire Providence’s interns are given an up-close view of the inner workings of a major nonprofit organization dedicated to the ritual of renewal in a city through the magic of art and music, water, and fire. An internship at WaterFire Providence is a very unique experience that allows interns to work side-by-side with staff and members of the community to present an amazing and moving event.
Clear Currents Community Paddling NightFull Lighting – Sunset (7:27 pm) – MidnightFood fair and artist market vendors open at 6:30 pmMorris Dancing Medley performance in Waterplace Park 4:30-7:00 pmSupported by Amica Insurance & BankNewportMusic Program Morris Dancing Medley – Waterplace Basin Stage 4:30 – 7:00 pm (before the lighting begins)… Read More »Saturday, August 27 – Full Lighting
I am Jerry Suggs and I am the Manager of Education Programming and Partnerships here at WaterFire. That includes working to create programs and partnerships between WaterFire and colleges, high schools and community programs. It also includes managing our internship program that has had as many as 26 interns working with WaterFire to produce our lightings and other events.
What do you do at WaterFire?
I am the Creative Services Assistant here at WaterFire and have been for just over a year now. Before officially joining the team, I was actually a graphic design intern for a summer too!
My job here is to help out with all of the duties of our department such as graphic design, merchandise, social media, websites, videography, and photography. One of my biggest responsibilities right now is running the WaterFire store both online and in-person, and I do a lot of our merchandise campaigning.
Join us for a pre-season INDOOR art & craft festival at the WATERFIRE ARTS CENTER in the Valley Street neighborhood! April 20, 2019 12:00 – 6:00 pm 475 Valley Street, Providence RI 02908 Organized by WaterFire Providence + PVD Aristans Market + Bryce Studio OVER 75 ARTISTS & MAKERS Fine… Read More »WaterFire Art & Craft Festival – April 20, 2019
Our partnership with The Map Center at the WaterFire Marketplace on Canal Street yields interesting results. The Map Center is partnering with WaterFire to bring visitors together and encourage them to pin their home on a map! This interactive opportunity has engaged hundreds of our visitors so far this season.… Read More »WaterFire Visitors Near & Far
Summer 2017 is already flying by, and the WaterFire interns have been busy!
Spread out among 13 departments, interns play an integral role throughout the summer season. Our experiences thus far have been extremely valuable, and luckily there is still plenty of time for even more. To give you an idea of our time at WaterFire, here are some thoughts on our day-to-day responsibilities, and becoming comfortable in our positions at the office:
Everyone at WaterFire, staff and volunteers, perform valuable and important work in my opinion, and are also creating the feeling of being part of a family. WaterFire truly inspires Providence by creating this piece of art; I have had this experience already. ‘For the community, by the community.'” – Andrea Ehmke, Marketing and Development Intern
Fortunately, when I arrived at WaterFire everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. Within the first few days I felt like I was apart of the team. Teamwork is seemingly one of the most important aspects at WaterFire…I feel so fortunate to be able to learn from Anja and Allison. They are such intelligent and patient beings and I am eager to absorb as much knowledge as I can from them throughout the duration of my time at WaterFire.” – Zara Salmon, Marketing and Development Intern
While the WaterFire staff was away enjoying a hard-earned post-season holiday, TRAC builders and many subcontractors continued to work on the WaterFire Arts Center. They’ve installed central heating, and are now sealing up the spaces around the windows. The building is warm (at least relatively) and getting quieter as… Read More »Back from the Holiday Break!
As we hit mid-July, only halfway through summer and three full lightings in, we wanted to take time to reflect on these past few weeks and all that we’ve accomplished as a team. Our WaterFire interns have been sharing their day-to-day experiences and event day stories through our blog, interns.waterfire.org.… Read More »2016 Summer Intern Update