This summer, there has been a fantastic addition to the Variety St. Louis office staff. Emily has served as our office intern, tackling various tasks with dedication. She is also our very first Variety Kid who has served as an office intern!
Next week is Emily’s last week in the office before heading back to high school, so we caught up with her to ask her about her internship, her summer and her plans for the future.
In the office, Emily has been working on a wide range of projects, including becoming an expert in all things Excel! She also got to work at Adventure Camp, helping her older sister, Erin, who is a counselor, and others.
“I think it’s really cool,” says Emily, when asked how she felt about being the first-ever Variety Kid Intern. “I really like working in the office.”
Emily also says that her favorite week of her internship was Curtain Up Camp, where she spent time doing one of her favorite things – theatre!
“I want to be an actress,” she explains.
Emily has participated in many of our Variety Theatre productions, but her favorite was Disney’s Beauty and the Beast because it was just “amazing.” This year, she is going to work behind the scenes as a Costume Intern, further honing her theatre skills, during Variety Theatre’s production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid.
“I’m really excited to be a Theatre intern,” she says.
And we’re really excited, too, because that means this won’t be the last we see of Emily and her skills!
Outside of her internship, Emily has had a very busy summer. It all started with her participation in the Florissant Valley of Flowers parade and pageant, where she won “Community Ambassador.” Her parade float, appropriately themed with one of her favorite musicals, Newsies, won second place in “Best Commercial Unit.”
Emily also attended Variety’s Teen Camp, as well as other camps throughout the summer. But she says that her favorite part of the whole summer was “just hanging out with friends,” both during work at Adventure Camp and in her free time.
Thank you, Emily, for being a rock star intern! Good luck in your coming school year, and we will see you in the fall!