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TCG has administered an Internship Program for many years, and this year it falls under our Education Department. We’ve worked to educate and involve interns in every aspect of the work here at TCG. Staff continues to benefit from the energy, ideas and fresh perspective our interns bring to the organization, and interns are developing skills and building a professional network. One of our recent interns captured the enthusiasm of her peer interns on video and these testimonials are now posted online. If you are a student or know students interested in interning at TCG, please direct them to our website. TCG internships offer students the opportunity to work on public policy issues, publishing in our book program or in American Theatre magazine, PR, fundraising, conference planning, web and new media and international and artistic programs. TCG’s Internship Program is accepting applications for the Winter/Spring term until November 4th! Please encourage interested students to apply!
Laurie Baskin, director of government and education programs, joined TCG in 1997 as executive assistant to the executive director and special projects coordinator. In 1999, she was named director of government and education programs. In this capacity, she oversees all of TCG’s education programs, including the teleconference series, the education Centerpiece series, the education sections of the monthly TCG Bulletin, the annual education survey, and helped plan the Crossing Paths: A Performing Arts Educators Forum, a cross-disciplinary conference for performing arts educators. Ms. Baskin conceived and spearheaded an assessment project, in response to field need, titled Building a National TEAM: Theatre Education Assessment Models. She also serves as TCG’s liaison to the Performing Arts Alliance (formerly the American Arts Alliance), writes the advocacy portion of the TCG Bulletin, sends Action Alerts to the field when prompt action is necessary for pending legislation and writes testimony and provides witnesses for hearings. Prior to joining TCG, Ms. Baskin served for 15 years as executive assistant to the Chairman of the New York State Council on the Arts, working for then-Chairman, Kitty Carlisle Hart. She attended Mount Holyoke College, earned her B.A. from Colgate University, and a degree in arts administration from Adelphi University.