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.
The world of WaterFire keeps spinning long after the fires burn out. If you visit the organization’s office on any given day, you will find people moving nonstop — answering phones, typing away at computers, running down to the Shop, holding meetings and conference calls, filming videos, updating social media,… Read More »Introducing WaterFire’s Summer Interns
The internship program here at WaterFire Providence is a great opportunity for local students and young professionals to get an inside look at one of Providence’s non-profit organizations. This fall WaterFire Providence has over 10 interns from various Universities including Roger Williams University, Johnson & Wales and Wheaton College. WaterFire… Read More »The Fiery Fall Interns
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!
The WaterFire internship program is in full swing for the summer 2015 season. With positions available in thirteen different areas, this unique program offers an in depth look at a nonprofit organization. Each internship position varies in responsibilities, but each offers a variety of experiences. Here’s what this summer’s interns… Read More »2015 Summer Intern Update
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
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
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.