Andy Borger is an intern presently working in the theater. Please welcome him if you see him.
We asked him and his supervisor Hans Slotboom a few questions.
Why are you here at ASH?
Andy: It seemed like a fun place to do my internship. I heard it was an American school and my mom is also American.
What are you studying now?
Andy: Audio-Visual technology at Grafisch Lyceum in Rotterdam.
How did you hear about this intern program?
Hans: I know a company that I work with for the school called Audio Works and they work with interns. The manager there suggested that it might be good at the ASH theater too. I know it is hard for young students to get work placements now.
Andy: I contacted 14 companies before this one.
What are your future plans?
Andy: I am interested in television work but behind the screens. That’s plan B. Plan A is to be a rock star. I play in a band and compose original music. I have been playing the guitar now for fourteen years.
What have you enjoyed the most about your work here thus far?
Andy: Working independently like today setting up for the school meeting… so I was testing microphones, and preparing the lighting board. I enjoy getting ready for a show or an assembly.
What is your impression of the school?
Andy: Students seem very friendly. I have helped some with projects and they are good listeners.
What do you hope to learn from Hans Slotboom?
Andy: Everything! How to work with audio and lights. Pointers on best practice.
Do you see this as something that will continue in the future?
Hans: Yes, I would like to keep it going. It works both ways. Interns benefit from it, but also the school.
How long will you be here?
Andy: Until June.
Hans: This is a great way for us as a school to make connections with the community beyond the school as well.