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CultureNOW - Internships
ART
ARCHITECTURE
& HISTORY
in the Public Realm
Internships





In the summer of 2002, cultureNOW began a student internship program with a group of City College Students. That internship was formalized in 2003. It proved so successful that CultureNOW matriculates a class of student interns every summer. We typically take on several college students. The internships last 8-10 weeks from early June through mid August. They are full time positions and are project based. Students work on current mapping, exhibition or website/smartphone projects. Beginning in 2012, mid-winter internships are also offered in Boston for 3 weeks in January coinciding with the J-term break.

Locations
cultureNOW has internships during the summer of 2013 in the following locations.
  • New York cultureNOW's office
  • Boston BSA Space
  • Los Angeles AIA Los Angeles


Compensation
ALL interns are paid a stipend for their time. cultureNOW offers no housing.

How to Apply
Students interested in applying for an internship with us should send their resume and cover note about their interests to: info@culturenow.org.


 RECENT INTERNSHIP PROJECTS



 BOSTON (Winter 2015-16)

INTERNS
Ahran Won, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Amanda Miller, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Younjee Koh, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Kritika Dhanda, Harvard Graduate School of Design

PROJECTS
Lower Manhattan THEN & NOW Map
Boston’s Narrative: Revealing a City Through Maps






 NEW YORK & BOSTON (Summer 2015)

INTERNS
Young Joo Song, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Siobhan Feehan Miller, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Gavin Ruedisueli, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Kritika Dhanda, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Kaitlin Faherty, The City University of New York


PROJECTS
Lower Manhattan THEN & NOW Map
Pecha Kucha - Frames of Reference
Archtober
Summer Streets






 BOSTON (Winter 2014-15)

INTERNS
Qurat-Ul-Ain-Malick, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Courtney Sharpe, Harvard Graduate School of Design


PROJECTS
Public Art as Placemaking





 BOSTON (Summer 2014)

INTERNS
Daniel Koff, Harvard Graduate School of Design
David Henning, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Jen Krava, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Leti Gutierrez, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Shuai Hao, Harvard Graduate School of Design


PROJECTS
Boston - How Photography shapes space
Inglewood Public Art Program
Summer Streets
Archtober






 BOSTON (Winter 2013-14)

INTERNS
Chase Jordan, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Rosabella Alvarez-Calderon, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Brian Yen, Harvard Graduate School of Design


PROJECTS
Panel discussion : Public Art as Placemaking
Inglewood Public Art Program
Summer Streets






 BOSTON (Summer 2013)

INTERNS
Zhanina Boyadzhieva, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Abhinav Sharma, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Chelsea Spencer, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Lily Wubeshet, Harvard Graduate School of Design


PROJECTS
Cityscapes of Boston
Pecha Kucha: 1 Event in 3 Cities
Summer Streets






 BOSTON (Winter 2012-13)

INTERNS
Sneha Khullar, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Yiran Gao, Harvard Graduate School of Design


PROJECTS
Maps To Apps - Exhibition






 BOSTON (Summer 2012)

INTERNS
Ingrid Bengtson, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Sayli Korgaonkar, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Eduardo M. LLinas Meseguer, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Josh Schecter, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Juliet Gensemer, University of Pennsylvania


PROJECTS
Maps To Apps - Exhibition
Maps to Apps: Pecha Kucha
Archtober






 BOSTON (Summer 2011)

INTERNS
Jianxing Chen, New York University
Caroline Kaplan, New York University
Courtney Williams, University of Pennsylvania


PROJECTS
Mapping the Cityscape - Exhibition
Archtober






 BOSTON (Summer 2010)

INTERNS
Emily Chertoff, Harvard College
Marietta Coburn, Harvard College
Chelsea Glover, Harvard College
Gavin Kroeber, Harvard College
Diana Limbach, Harvard College


PROJECTS
Museum Without Walls
Around Manhattan Now Map - Boat Tour
Public Art Network Conference, Pecha Kucha Presentation. June 23, 2010






 BOSTON (Summer 2009)

INTERNS
Juliet Gensemer, University of Pennsylvania
Meghan Houser, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Olivia Pei, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Seetha Raghupathy, Harvard Graduate School of Design


PROJECTS
HARLEM NOW Map
Tours
A Community in Transition: Focus on Harlem, Symposium, Center for Architecture, August 12, 2009
Museum Without Walls






 BOSTON (Summer 2008)

INTERNS
Duo La Gong, Barnard College
Meghan Houser, Harvard College
Jefferson Yang Mao, University of Chicago
Jamila Ma, Dartmouth College


PROJECTS
ManhattanArtNOW website





 BOSTON (Summer 2007)

INTERNS
Rebecca Cooper, Harvard College
Lauren Lim Jackson, Harvard College
Carmen James, Harvard College
Ryshelle McCadney, Harvard College
Alison Kwiatkowski, University of Pennsylvania


PROJECTS
ManhattanArtNOW Map





 BOSTON (Summer 2006)

INTERNS
Lindsey Larusso, Harvard College
Anjali Lohani, Harvard College
Lisa Wan, The City College of New York


PROJECTS
DowntownNOW Map - 5th Edition





 BOSTON (Summer 2005)

INTERNS
David Andersson, Harvard College


 BOSTON (Summer 2004)

INTERNS
Cara Eisenpress, Harvard College
Ryshelle McCadney, Harvard College
Kimberly Williams, Harvard College


 BOSTON (Summer 2003)

INTERNS
Laura Manheim, Teachers College




 QUOTES FROM PAST INTERNS

“It is amazing to see how much cultureNOW has accomplished for New York City. My internship there gave me the chance to understand how vast and diverse the cultural resources of our city really are.”
David Andersson, Harvard University
Student Intern, 2005


“My internship with cultureNOW helped me to understand how the skills I am learning in the classroom apply to the professional design world. The variety of projects I was able to work on and the amiable nature of the project team made every day at work different, fulfilling and just plain fun.”
Courtney Williams, University of Pennsylvania
Student Intern, 2011


“I went to cultureNOW with little or no graphic design experience. I was able to start from scratch and understand cultureNOW’s projects quickly. It was a very easy learning environment.”
Rebecca Cooper, Harvard University
Student Intern, 2007


“Working on the project Museum Without Walls by cultureNOW was a fantastic opportunity to interact with outstanding architects and artists, hear their stories and learn from their experiences.”
Blanca Abramek, MIT MArch 2017
Student Intern, 2013


“I am a Master’s Candidate in Urban Planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, with an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts. Working with CultureNOW as a summer intern has allowed me to engage directly with the people and projects at the intersection between architecture, design, art, and urban systems.
Both as a student of urban planning and design, and as an artist, one of the most central challenges is in how to reach out to the public to make the work and process accessible, transparent, and participatory. CultureNOW is at the forefront of this process, and building on its archive and smart phone app technology will be invaluable to how the public interacts and engages with architecture, art and the build environment.”

Nick Zimmermann, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Student Intern, 2013


“CultureNOW presented a great opportunity for me to really understand the diversity of design firms located in Los Angeles. Having moved to Los Angeles less than one year ago to attend the Heritage Conservation Program at USC, it was difficult for me to grapple with the number of firms, and the amount of significant architecture in the city. I was always looking for maps that showcased architecture, both historic and contemporary, in one place. Many of the maps available only deal with one particular architect, or one era in history. CultureNOW is more comprehensive, and covers many different angles of design. This has been a great experience for me to learn about the work of various firms, to make office visits, and learn about the design process of various significant projects.”
Lindsey Miller, University of Southern California
Student Intern, 2013


“As a student, firms are intimidating -- cultureNOW LA has given me opportunity to interact among professionals and observe both their work ethic and work environment, giving me a boost of confidence to continue pursuing my aspirations of becoming an architect.”
Paula M Narvaez, University of Southern California
Student Intern, 2013


“Collaborating this summer at CultureNOW has been a unique experience that has allowed me to get to know emerging and innovative practices around Boston. At MIT, for example, we visited the SENSEable City Lab a cutting edge research practice that investigates and anticipates changes in the relationship between cities, new technologies and citizens.
We were able to attend one of their working sessions and later get a one-on-one discussion about the work that they were developing and the potential of CultureNOW as an online platform and APP. We gathered videos of their projects and posted them online. For me, this was also a first encounter that then led to an interview session for a full-time position.
In my two months with CultureNOW, I have been able to visit and get to know leading practicioners of about 16 different firms and labs. As a graduating architecture student from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, this has informed my perspective on how I would like to develop my career by giving me an inside look at different practices and firms.”

Miriam Roure, Harvard University Graduate School of Design,
Student Intern, 2013








 WHERE ARE THEY NOW

  • Seetha Raghupathy Co Author of Cultural Mapping as Cultural Inquiry artidle Routledge and presented at Cultural Mapping Conference Converence in Coimbre Portugal 2014, Planning consultant at theWorld Bank Singapore
  • Yiran (Erin) Gao Prudential Real Estate Acquisitions
  • Becky Cooper Editorial Staff at The New Yorker
  • Caroline Kaplan Graduated in Screenwriting from NYU Tisch 2014
  • Kate Diebler Master of Social Work NYU 2015
  • Courtney Williams Master of Landscape Architecture, PennDesign
  • Sneha Khullar Mapping Interface Designer at ESRI
  • Jianxing Chen Hartree Postdoctoral Fellow


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 PRESS



"Manhattan of the Mind"
Zachary Sniderman, The New York Times, February 17, 2013





"New app makes Boston a ‘museum without walls’"
Renée Loth, The Boston Globe, October 6, 2012