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Arts Management Paid Internship

Jennifer Crowell | 18 Dec 2012, 20:44

Berkshire Hills Internship Program (B-HIP)

Job Description:

Berkshire Hills Internship Program (B-HIP) is an intensive twelve-week arts management internship course structured to integrate theoretical concepts and real-world experience.
B-HIP runs in Summer and it combines an internship component with a seminar in arts management, talk-backs with the area's leading arts professionals, and full participation in cultural events throughout Berkshire County (Western Massachusetts).

Interns work in a multitude of administrative capacities including development, marketing, public relations and programming – as they gain hands-on experience in the field of arts management. Each internship is hand-tailored to suite each interns’ needs, interests and talents. Former interns have worked at institutions such as The Clark Art Institute, MASS MoCA, the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Shakespeare and Company, and more! 

Interns receive a $100 weekly stipend and are provided with housing accommodations in North Adams, MA.  

MCLA’s tuition rates are generally lower than those of comparable institutions; these same fees apply to the credit a B-HIP intern earns.  Scholarships and tuition reductions available.  


B-HIP is a 12-credit course that is open to college students (juniors and seniors), recent graduates, and working professionals. If in College, applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.  Nonprofit, business, and/or arts management coursework or experience in the field is helpful. Applicants should be passionate about the arts management field and be prepared for an intensive twelve weeks.  Interns are required to be available for the full program (please see website for full calendar:

B-HIP welcomes international applicants.
B-HIP will run from Tuesday, May 28 through Friday, August 16, 2013
Application Deadline March 1, 2013 
International applicants should apply by February 1, 2013

We encourage applicants to apply early. B-HIP is a highly competitive internship and spots fill up quickly.


a. Download the application on
b. Send the application package to the address below.

Your application package should contain the following items:
1. A Fully Completed, Signed, and Dated Application: fill out the application completely, and answer all essay questions.
2. Resume and 2 Letters of Recommendation: The letters of recommendation should come from people who you have worked with in some capacity. Teachers, academic advisors, former supervisors, and members of organizations you've volunteered or worked for make great references.  These letters should be from different people than those listed as references in the body of your application. *Letters of recommendation must be sealed with reference's signature over the seal.  This letter can be mailed directly from reference to the B-HIP office (address below).

Submitting your Application:
Send all required materials to 
Indicate B-HIP APPLICANT: [Your Name] in the subject of the email
If you wish to send your application via mail instead, please use the address below 

Berkshire Cultural Resource Center
51 Main Street
North Adams, MA 01247

Deadline MARCH 1, 2013
B-HIP welcomes international applicants! Deadline for international applicants ONLY is February 1, 2013

FOR MORE INFORMATION please do not hesitate to contact
Valeria Federici 
Program Coordinator
(001) 413 663 5253  
Office hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm (EST)





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