The Berkshires is an excellent place to gain experience at a variety of creative economy businesses and organizations. Check out some of these opportunities available now!

Barrington Stage Company

Deadline: ASAP – until filled

Seeking interns from May 24 – August 24, 2014 (some internships may be extended from May 18 until Aug. 31)  in musical direction, carpentry, lights, sound, scenic painting, properties, costumes, wardrobe, development, arts administration, education, stage management, house management, company management, and box office. Housing is provided along with a weekly stipend of $90. Candidates must be 18 or older and have completed at least one year of college-level training. College credit may be available: check with your school for further details. BSC begins accepting applications January 1 and continues until all positions are filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply early in the process.


Deadline: ASAP – until filled

The Schumacher Center for a New Economics—heir to the legacy programs of the E.F. Schumacher Society—is seeking an intern to assist the coordinator of the local currency program, BerkShares. BerkShares are the Berkshire Region’s nationally and internationally recognized local currency.  This fall, BerkShares celebrated the 7th anniversary of their issue, and the organization BerkShares, Inc., held its second general membership meeting, where the members elected a strong 12-person Board of Trustees. In addition, BerkShares and the Schumacher Center are about to launch the Community Supported Industry Initiative, and the BerkShares Intern will play an important role in the next phase of the program.

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Deadline: ASAP – until filled

The college internship program is designed to offer hands-on experience at a botanical garden for persons aspiring to a career in horticulture, public gardening and landscape architecture or design.  Interns work with horticulture staff and volunteers in all phases of public garden maintenance and development. Summer internships are 12 weeks, 40 hours per week.  The Internships usually start mid to end of May. The program includes housing and a stipend of $7.50/hr.

Berkshire Museum

Deadline: ASAP – until filled

Berkshire Museum is seeking a college level or post-college intern with strong writing and research skills to develop high- quality, engaging content for our blog and support for other social media streams such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. This position is perfect for someone interested in gaining experience reaching audiences through online channels, improving writing skills, and gaining experience in the communications and marketing work of a Museum. Duties include researching topics related to the Museum’s history, collection, and current projects, writing high-quality blog pieces, developing visual and written content for other social media streams, assisting with other online postings and monitoring, and other tasks as assigned.

Deadline: ASAP – until filled

The Berkshire Museum Development Office, which oversees the Museum’s active membership program, special events, and annual fund program, is seeking a college level intern that is interested in gaining valuable fundraising experience to assist with the day-to-day operations of the office. Tasks will include selling Museum memberships, general clerical tasks such as filing, database support, and assisting with large mailings, as well as providing assistance at special events, and various other functions when needed. This position is unpaid and will run from June 1 – August 31, 2014, unless otherwise negotiated.

Deadline: ASAP – until filled

The Berkshire Museum offers a unique array of exhibitions, activities, and attractions for visitors of all ages. From fine art and ancient objects to fossils; from an aquarium of native and exotic creatures to the Feigenbaum Hall of Innovation, we are a place where everyone, from toddlers to elders, can learn, play, explore, innovate, be engaged and inspired. Marketing volunteers work with our Communications Director to raise the visibility of the Berkshire Museum, provide the public with information on our programs, exhibitions, and events, and increase our attendance. Duties include supporting the development and circulation of media alerts, calendar listings, and press releases, maintaining PR archives, producing and circulating program and event fliers, supporting online calendar and event listings, maintaining and growing Museum contact lists, gathering data from visitors and online to enhance effectiveness of marketing program, and other duties as assigned.

Deadlines: ASAP – until filled

The Berkshire Museum is seeking candidates for the volunteer positions Butterfly Pavilion Host, Plant Specialist, and Volunteer Butterfly Educator to accompany the summer exhibition Butterflies, which will be on view from May 31 through September 2, 2014 and will explore the fascinating and complex life cycle of the butterfly. The Butterfly Pavilion Host is responsible for, among other things, ensuring a pleasant and educational experience for visitors within the Butterfly Pavilion and maintaining a safe, clean environment for both people and butterflies. The Plant Specialist will be responsible for the care of the tropical and native plants inside the Butterfly Pavilion, preferably in the mornings before the museum opens to the public. Working with the Museum’s education staff, the Volunteer Educator will assist with school groups visiting the live Butterfly Pavilion at the Museum as well as public programming throughout the run of the exhibition.

Berkshire Playwrights Lab

Deadline: April 15, 2014

Berkshire Playwrights Lab interns gain experience in both Arts Administration and Theater Production. Arts Administration is the business end of an arts organization responsible for facilitating the day-to-day operation of the organization. Theater Production has to do with the mounting of the show, which in the case of the Berkshire Playwrights Lab, means a highly staged reading or workshop of a new play. This internship combines a thorough experience in both areas providing on the job training in the management office, rehearsal rooms, back stage, and front of house.

Berkshire Publishing Group

Deadline: Rolling

Berkshire Publishing Group in Great Barrington has a part-time training internship available for a high-energy, globally minded student or recent graduate who wants to get experience that will jumpstart a career in media or public relations. This job can be done remotely and part-time, but preference will be given to candidates in the Northeast who can meet with Berkshire staff occasionally. This is an unpaid internship. Berkshire is an education company, and a story-based company that believes in the importance of ideas and human relationships.

Berkshire Theatre Group

Deadline: Rolling

Berkshire Theatre Group is seeking Production and Administrative interns. Applicants for this program need to be students with some theatre experience who are looking to expand their knowledge with hands-on work and mentorship from professional department heads. This is the opportunity to gain familiarity and work experience in the theatre career you are headed towards. College credit is available by request. All internships include housing and meals.

Downtown Pittsfield, Inc. Internship Program

Deadline: Varying

The Downtown Pittsfield, Inc.’s (DPI) intern program provides an excellent opportunity for emerging business leaders to acquire professional skills and connections. Interns are vital in the successful coordination and implementation of important programs and initiatives, and each is given at least one major project to manage for the term of his or her internship.

Hancock Shaker Village

Deadline: Rolling

Hancock Shaker Village offers supervised, structured internships for anyone interested in the museum profession. Would you like to transcribe an original manuscript? How about learning how to care for and catalogue artifacts? Or perhaps you would like to work with children in our hands-on Discovery Room? These are just some of the project possibilities for interns at Hancock Shaker Village.

IS183 Art School of the Berkshires

Teaching Deadline: April 23, 2014
Teaching Assistant Deadline: April 30, 2014

IS183 Art School is now accepting applications for intern positions to assist the Summer Young Artist Program, which will run from June 23rd to August 15th, on weekdays from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Two to eight week internships are available for high school students age 15 and up as well as college students and graduates interested in teaching the arts. An IS183 internship provides practical work experience for students considering an arts education career.  For high school students interested in exploring a career in arts education or college/graduate students interested in pursuing a career as an arts educator, IS183 internships offer an opportunity to gain real world education experience with a rigorous, high quality arts program.

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival

After February 18 by availability only

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival is now accepting applications for its summer 2014 Festival internship program. 33 interns from around the world are selected, following a competitive application review and interview process, to help produce the field’s most comprehensive and engaging festival of dance. Internships are available in Archives/Engagement, Artist Services, Business, Dining Services, Education, Fundraising/Institutional, Fundraising/Individuals, Fundraising/VIP Services, Marketing/Digital Media, House Management, Photography, Press/Editorial, Production, Ticket Services/Marketing, and Video Documentation. By interning with Jacob’s Pillow during the summer, you join a team of seasoned arts professionals and assist with projects pertaining to the Festival, The School, the Archives, and Community Programs. All internships offer invaluable training and mentorship towards your professional career in arts administration or production.

JF Griffin Publishing

Deadline: ASAP

JF Griffin Publishing is currently looking for a Print Design Intern to assist with the design and production of the large volume of publications produced during the spring and summer months. This is a valuable opportunity to develop skills in design software, font usage/management, file management, preparing files for printing, intra-office communication, interpreting client requests and stock imagery acquisition. The position will involve both production and creative work, focusing on the design of small ‘classified’ advertisements (print- and web-based) that accompany each publication.

Norman Rockwell Museum

Deadline: April 30, 2014

The following internship positions are available in 2014: Visitor Services Assistant, Curatorial Intern, Archives Intern, Institutional Archives Intern, Education Assistant, Marketing & Communications Intern, and Development Assistant. Norman Rockwell Museum, located in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, offers internship opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate students. Internships provide students with the opportunity to acquire work experience in an art museum that houses the original artwork of Norman Rockwell, one of the nation’s greatest artists. While at the Museum, interns will have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and understanding of museum work in general, while focusing their internship on one area of their choice: visitor services, education, development, curatorial work, or the archives.

Sohn Fine Art Gallery & Giclee Printing

Deadline: Varying

Sohn Fine Art Gallery and Giclee Printing is located in the heart of the Berkshires in Stockbridge, Mass. The Gallery specializes in showing primarily contemporary photography. A division of Cassandra Sohn Photography, LLC, Sohn Fine Art Gallery exhibits Sohn’s work and represents emerging and mid-career artists. Intern will be very hands-on, participating in all of the workings of a gallery and will gain knowledge in fine art, archival printing processes. Occasionally, you may be able to assist on shoots or help with editing for Cassandra Sohn Photography, LLC.

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library

Deadline: ASAP – until filled

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library has a paid opening for a Spring 2014 (150 hours) library intern to gain valuable experience providing cataloging in all formats as well as creation and application of appropriate metadata for bibliographic, archival finding aids, and digital records. Reporting to the Collections Management Librarian, the intern will be responsible for a variety of metadata and cataloging tasks.

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