Knight Foundation Grant Supports Summer Internship Fellowships

For Immediate Release
July 8, 2009

(Philadelphia, PA) Moore is pleased to announce a grant from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to support internship fellowships for juniors participating in Moore’s required internship program in summer 2009. Consisting of a 240-hour commitment, internships allow students the opportunity to gain real world experience in their major field.

This pilot program helps address one of the Foundation’s priorities: to encourage college students to remain in the Philadelphia region upon graduation in order to contribute their talents, skills and commitment to the creative economy.

The following are the finalists and their host sites for the Knight Foundation Summer Internship Fellowship, as recommended by the jury of Dean Dona Lantz, Professor Moe Booker, and Beth Feldman Brandt, Executive Director of the Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation:

Janelle Adamski
Textile Design
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Mutter Museum

Susan Blumberg       
Graphic Design   
Design for Social Impact

Breana Copeland                   
Photography & Digital Arts
The Library Company of Philadelphia       
 
Zoë Draper       
Interior Design
The Women’s Community Revitalization Project

Melissa Eason 
Illustration
Greensgrow Farms

Watsuki Harrington
Curatorial Studies  
Philadelphia Museum of Art

Kelsey Holstein   
Art History   
Pennypacker Mills

Brigette Indelicato
Graphic Design
Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger

Diane Johnson 
Photography & Digital Arts
Philadelphia Photo Arts Center

Ashley Valentine   
Curatorial Studies
Philagrafika

The Knight Foundation grant is also sponsoring NET Nights at Moore, a new program for young graduates of local art and design colleges to network with peers and business leaders. Presented by The Galleries at Moore in cooperation with The Locks Career Center, the first NET Night was held on May 29, with another event planned for later this summer.  These lively evenings feature guest speakers, workshops and seminars designed to help Philadelphia artists and designers make creative contacts in our community.

The Knight Foundation promotes excellence in journalism worldwide and invests in the vitality of the U.S. communities where the Knight brothers owned newspapers. The foundation is committed to strengthening the vitality of the 26 Knight communities –including Philadelphia– where the Knight brothers owned newspapers. It has invested more than $639 million across those communities since 1950, including joining other public and private investors to begin transforming Philadelphia’s Ben Franklin Parkway into a cultural campus.
For more information visit www.knightfoundation.org

Click here to read more about the Knight Interns.

Media Contact:
Michele B. Cohen
Assistant Director of Communications
215.965.4065
mcohen@moore.edu

Moore College of Art & Design celebrates 160 years of educating women for careers in the visual arts. The nation's first and only women's art college, Moore's student-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia's cultural district. The College continues to offer ten majors leading to bachelor of fine arts degrees for women. New coeducational graduate programs launch in summer, 2009. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore, continuing education programs for professional adults, the acclaimed Young Artists Workshop for girls and boys grades 1-12, The Art Shop and the Sculpture Park. For more information about Moore, visit www.moore.edu.


July 8, 2009
Moore is pleased to announce a grant from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to support internship fellowships for juniors participating in Moore’s required internship program in summer 2009. Consisting of a 240-hour commitment, internships allow students the opportunity to gain real world experience in their major field.

Published on July 8th, 2009