Introducing our Summer Interns!

We have been thrilled to work with two enthusiastic interns this summer, who have been assisting us with a variety of tasks to prepare for the Fall Session. Stop by our building on the Prado on Tuesdays and Thursdays to say hello!
Emily Fitzsimmons, Educational Programs Intern, is a local to Greater Boston who has recently returned to the area after completing her Master’s in Arts & Cultural Management at King’s College London. She is passionate about the value the arts provide to local communities and hopes to continue her career in nonprofits. This past spring and summer, Emily has been working closely with Manda on a variety of educational programming projects including grant research, creating NEMPAC’s new evaluation system and expanding options for young adult programming.
“My favorite thing about NEMPAC is being part of a community where passion for music and the arts is evident at all levels – from the board of directors to early childhood. By working closely with the NEMPAC administration I’ve been able to see how the staff cares for every student and how excited students are to come into lessons. I love being a part of such a positive environment for all. Also, it doesn’t hurt that they have an amazing office dog!”
Xin Lu, Social Media and Marketing Intern, is a rising senior at Boston College studying Communication and Studio Art. He is interested in spreading the beauty and power of the arts through different types of communication tools. This summer, Xin has been working on different marketing and social media projects with the guidance of Mary, including drafting social media posts and press releases, connecting with newspaper and magazine contacts, and capturing photos at the Summer Concert Series.
“What I really like about NEMPAC are the vibrant classes and programming it offers the North End and the community that has been built because of that. For example, I loved the diversity and talent within this year’s Summer Concert Series, ranging from traditional Greek music to Brazilian jazz. Of course, all of this wouldn’t have been possible without the dedication and efforts of our amazing staff and sponsors!”