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Thalia Book Club Camp offers up-close interaction with renowned children's book authors and illustrators, book discussions, and book-related field trips around the city. This blog follows the camp's activities.

My internship at Symphony Space

Published on June 4, 2009

I will always remember that my Symphony Space adventure began on a monumental day: Inauguration Day! Just two weeks earlier I had accepted the open slot for a marketing internship and knew I was in for a long haul considering I lived two hours North-West in a rural farm town called Warwick. That day, my alarm sounded at 5:45 am, I boarded the bus at 6:30 am and two hours later joined a sea of enthusiastic Upper West Siders flooding into the Symphony Space lobby. As a responsible intern would do, I had researched Symphony Space through their website well ahead of time and knew that they were offering a free televised broadcast of the Inauguration ceremony in their main theatre. Needless to say, the event was a smash hit leaving everyone in the best of spirits. Somewhere between the post-ceremony events and the throngs of giddy New Yorkers stuffing donations boxes with Washingtons, Lincolns (because Lincoln was appropriate for the occasion), and even Jacksons, I finally made my way up to the Marketing suite where the real work began.

From that point on, I have felt extremely privileged to be a small part of the Symphony Space operation. From weekly field trips with the rest of the intern crew, taking part in Symphony Space’s magnificent Wall to Wall Broadway music marathon, to simply participating in marketing meetings, I have come to the definitive conclusion that this internship is the Top! (And I consider myself a seasoned intern, as I have held about five internships since my high school days).

Though my internship will come to a close tomorrow, I feel extremely grateful to have been offered such a rewarding and educational experience. It is one I hope to build on in the years to come. I’ll miss promoting our wonderful events, Friday afternoon dance parties in the Marketing suite, French Toast Fridays at the diner across the way, and much more, but I am also eager to see what new adventures lie ahead. This certainly will be a hard act to follow…

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