This fall, a team of interns from across the College of Arts and Sciences comes together to aid in the promotion, development, and execution of Themester 2021: Resilience. Selected for their skills, interests, and unique perspectives on the theme, these interns will work collaboratively and independently to bring Themester’s many facets to life.
Themester interns began training in August and will continue in their roles throughout the fall semester. Interns help implement, promote and document programs and activities.
Kate O’Brien, junior and Events and Outreach intern, said of the internship, “Themester gives me the chance to connect back with my campus after being away for so long. Themester’s passion for outreach and connection to the community was a great hook for me to join and learn about IU.”
Themester invites interested undergraduate students to apply spring, summer, and fall 2022 internships. Themester will offer internships in Communications and Design; in summer, Podcast internships will be available; and in fall, the program will again seek interns in Outreach + Events and Photography + Design.
About the interns:
Abby Carmichael is a junior and a Senior Communications intern studying Media Advertising and American Studies with minors in Spanish and Political Science. She has previously interned for Themester in spring 2020, and is also the Creative Director of the Indiana Daily Student. Abby says that “Themester is an incredible opportunity for students to engage with their campus, develop professional skills, ask questions, and grow, all while thinking critically about interesting topics.”
Jacob Wenthe is a senior and a Senior Outreach and Event intern studying Political Science and Journalism with a concentration in Public Relations. He has previously interned for Themester in spring 2020, and has also been a communications intern for the Indiana State Senate Democrats.
Onyea Cummings is a junior and an Outreach and Event intern studying Theatre and Drama with a concentration in Stage Management. She is interested in working in Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA), especially with children of color from low-income communities, and bridging the gap within the TYA community.
Joelle Jackson is a sophomore and Communications intern studying Anthropology and Folklore + Ethnomusicology. She is a second-year Wells Scholar and a member of the IU Journal of Undergraduate Research Social Studies Editorial Board, and she has previously worked as a Media Intern for the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.
Ethan Moore is a sophomore and Photography and Design intern studying Journalism with a concentration in News Reporting and Editing and a minor in Arts Management. Ethan is a fall visuals editor for the Indiana Daily Student, and he works with the creative design team for Season Magazine.
Kate O’Brien is a junior and an Events and Outreach intern studying English and Journalism with concentrations in Creative Writing and Public Relations. She has previously worked with the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association at IU and is passionate about her creative work and narrative journalism.
Lydia Walker is an undergraduate student and an Events and Outreach intern studying Criminal Justice and Environmental and Sustainability Studies with a minor in Latino Studies. She is passionate about social justice and studying violations in environmental, racial, and criminal justice.
Themester 2021 fall intern team announced
By: Abby Carmichael, Themester 2021 Senior Intern
Tuesday, August 31, 2021