The Hepburn Center sponsors summer internships for Bryn Mawr students, allowing them to obtain practical, hands-on experience in one of the Center's three mission areas: film/theater, women's health, and civic engagement. Some internships will partner students with past Hepburn Fellows, but students can also seek out and propose internships of their own devising that involve partnerships with other individuals and institutions committed to the areas of work that the Center encourages.
The Hepburn Center Internships for Summer 2014 are below. All internships are paid, full-time, and approximately 8-10 weeks.
Pig Iron Theatre
Production Office Intern
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Description: Founded in 1995 as an interdisciplinary ensemble, Pig Iron Theatre Company is dedicated to the creation of new and exuberant performance works that defy easy categorization. The company made Philadelphia its permanent home in 1997; though individual pieces are often developed in residency at other theatres or at universities, we premiere all our work in our hometown of Philadelphia. The Production Office Intern will support all aspects of administrative operations. This will support all aspects of administrative operations for a small, non-profit theater company in Philadelphia.
City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Description: Support grant-writing, project management, and some fundraising database management as part of their strategic planning process. The internship will include training in Raiser's Edge, which would be incredibly valuable for anyone considering going into the development end of the non-profit world. Excellent opportunity for students interested in non-profit administration and arts foundation.
Parent Earth Foundation/Fresh Films
Film Production Intern
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Description: Parent Earth is dedicated to inspiring parents to ensure healthy food for all children. Parent Earth's mission is to dramatically improve public health, children's well-being, family food choices, and community food systems through parent education and engagement with entertaining video. The intern would be involved with 2-3 well-defined production projects over the course of the summer, for an organization that produces useful, fun, culturally appropriate videos and other media tools in partnership with community organizations and social benefit organizations.
Global Fund for Children
Location: Washington, D.C.
Description: Global Fund for Children works to transform the lives of the world's most vulnerable children. We pursue this mission by making small grants to innovative community-based organizations, and by harnessing the power of children's books, films, and documentary photography to promote global understanding. The Summer Intern would be involved in grant writing to support grants in process as well as grant development.
Folger Luminary Shakespeare
Location: Philadelphia, PA; some remote work is possible towards the end of summer
Description: Luminary Digital Media, a mobile software company that builds mobile learning experiences around humanities content, is partnering with Folger Shakespeare Library and Simon & Schuster to create an interactive app using the renowned Folger Editions, the leading Shakespeare texts used in secondary schools in the United States. The Production Intern will work on the production team for next generation reading apps, which will be preparing three new titles this summer. Seeking candidates who have some or most of the following skills: excellent writing, editing and communication skills; confidence reading and working with Shakespeare's texts or willingness to grow that confidence; ability to learn new technologies for content preparation; XML document encoding; comfort with a small team of diversely-skilled experts (scholars, software developers, editors).
The Deadline to apply is Monday, March 3. To apply, please submit:
1. The Hepburn Center 2014 Internship Application
2. ONE Hepburn Center Online Recommendation from a Bryn Mawr or Haverford College faculty member who is familiar with your abilities.
2013 Summer Internships
The Hepburn Center awarded 6 summer internships for Bryn Mawr students, allowing them to obtain practical, hands-on experience in one of the Center's three mission areas: film/theater, women’s health, and civic engagement. Some internships partner students with past Hepburn Fellows, but students can also seek out and propose internships of their own devising that involve partnerships with other individuals and institutions committed to the areas of work that the Center encourages. Interns participate in Center programming during the academic year following their summer internships.
Partnership organizations such as:
Geneva Global, St. David’s PA
Global Fund for Children, Washington DC
Lourdes Center for Public Health, Camden NJ
Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia PA
National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC
Parent Earth Film Productions, NYC
Pig Iron Theater, Philadelphia PA
2012 Summer Internships
The Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center has awarded eight summer internships to undergraduates interested in obtaining practical experience in one of the Center's three areas of mission: film and theater, women's health, or civic engagement. Some internships link students with current or past Hepburn Fellows, or with other colleagues who have an affiliation with the Hepburn Center. Other undergraduates sought internships of their own devising that involves partnerships with individuals and institutions committed to the areas of work that the Center encourages.
- Mfon-Ido Akpan, Global Fund for Children, Washington DC
- Kate Elliott, Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia, PA
- Maddy French, Parent Earth, New York NY
- Fiona Gambanga, Jesuit AIDS Project, Harare Zimbabwe
- Jiayang Gao, National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC
- Farhat Rahman, Geneva Global, Wayne PA
- Kristina Sandquist, Unite for Sight, Accra Ghana
- Irina Shin, Pig Iron Theater, Philadelphia PA
Hepburn Center 2011 Summer Interns
- Roselyn Appenteng, Dangme West District Hospital, Accra Ghana
- Ingrid Asplund, Lourdes Center for Public Health, Camden NJ
- Madhavika Bajoria, Geneva Global, St. Davids PA
- Amanda Barwise, Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia PA
- Sarah Cooper, Parent Earth, New York NY
- Alice Fischer, Global Fund for Children, Washington DC
- Lea Hane, Imbuto Foundation and Independent Research, Ruwanda
- Melanie Levy, National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC
- Katherine Lewis, Women's Way, Philadelphia PA
- Brenda Martinez, Barrio Activo, Mexico City Mexico
- Kayla McDaniel, Lourdes Center for Public Health, Camden NJ
- Josephine Nyame, Barrio Activo, Mexico City Mexico
- Ning Pei, Geneva Global, St. Davids PA
- Allaina Propst,
Golden Seeds, LLC, New York, NY
Hepburn Center 2010 Summer Interns
Hepburn Center 2009 Summer Interns
Hepburn Center 2008 Summer Interns