From Peggy, 2018 Getty Multicultural Intern
It has been five weeks since I started interning at Craft in America. During my time here, I have learned a lot about how a nonprofit organization works. I had an opportunity to speak with many Getty intern alumni about their experiences during and after their internships. I rode a public bus for the first time (everyday now, in fact). I ate one of the best dried pineapple slices to have ever graced this planet. So, yup, it has been a pretty awesome five weeks.
However, the best experiences I have had so far were not just speaking to talented Getty interns or the pineapples, it was being able to observe Craft in America’s planning process for their events. Being able to sit in on different meetings and witnessing different personalities and people coming together to create an experience for their community has been very rewarding. Every detail is considered and scrutinized, from the placement of a table to the fonts used to create promotional content. Craft in America has created a hub for people to get together and share their appreciation for the handmade and human connection. I look forward to the upcoming weeks and everything they have to offer.