As our spring interns wrap up their time at the Phillips, they share what they hoped to achieve during their internships and what they have been working on over the past few months.
“My name is Carrington Garvin, and I am a full-time senior at Trinity Washington University. I’m majoring in business administration and minoring in fine arts. I have a strong passion for the arts, and I express my passion through makeup artistry. I look forward to learning more about the financial aspect of museums and staying up to date with today’s online databases that keep companies up to date. What pulled me toward The Phillip Collection is my love for museums and the fact that I could possibly work with other creatives, no matter the task I was doing while with the organization. As the Finance Intern, my job has been to research accounts payable software that will best benefit our department in its mission to go paperless.”
“My name is Madison Greene. I am a junior graphic design major from Atlanta, Georgia, and I attend Howard University. I am very excited to work at The Phillips Collection in the Marketing and Communications Department. I hope to learn more about design in a museum space and work with a team of great designers and marketers. As the marketing intern, I had the opportunity to expand my design and marketing knowledge by helping create the blog post for Instagram. I also gained experience working with other departments, on projects like the children’s activity booklets designed for the Education department. I enjoyed working with the Marketing and Communications team and I am grateful for the opportunity to work with The Phillips Collection.”
“I am Lindsay Kircher, I am from McLean, Virginia, where I currently live and work. I recently graduated from the Schreyer Honors College at the Pennsylvania State University in May 2019 with a bachelor of fine arts in drawing and painting and minors in Spanish and arts entrepreneurship. In my art practice, I make paintings of brave female protagonists empowered by the natural environments that they inhabit. My work is influenced by my interests in ritual and comparative mythology, environmentalism, and ecofeminism, and is also influenced by an understanding of my own body and gender. I am excited to be the Education and Community Engagement Intern because I am passionate about empowering people to express their artistic voices. My current position as Instructor of Art at Arlington Arts Center, as well as my previous experience as the Gallery Interpretation and Public Programs Intern at the Palmer Museum of Art, have deepened my commitment to facilitating accessible and innovative art programs. Through this internship at the Phillips I have had the opportunity to work with many different museum visitors and develop skills as an effective arts educator, while also supporting the outreach of an incredible arts institution. I have enjoyed working with the Education and Community Engagement Department to coordinate workshops for families and students. Working in this department has enabled me to learn more about reaching new museum audiences through art education and programming.”