The Berkshire Hills Internship Program (B-HIP) is an intensive arts management internship program that offers students educational and career advancement opportunities through hands-on work experience at cultural sites in the Berkshires, a graduate course taught by MCLA's arts management faculty, and networking opportunities with the area's leading arts professionals.
Admission to B-HIP is competitive. Each summer, ten applicants are selected to participate in the program. In addition to the indispensable experience they gain at their internship sites, participants earn three graduate credits through Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. For an additional cost, participants may earn an additional six graduate level internship credits.
The Berkshires are a vital part of the cultural corridor between New York City and southern Vermont. With over sixty cultural venues in the county, from Tanglewood, Jacob's Pillow, and the Clark Art Institute, to Barrington Stage Company, and MASS MoCA, they range from classic to cutting edge, from dance to contemporary art.
Students are carefully matched with full-time upper-level internships tailored to their interests and skill sets. They have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in development, marketing, film editing, arts education, programming, gallery management, and more.
B-HIP interns attend a graduate level course, held over two intensive weekends, which gives participants an opportunity to enhance what they have learned at their internship sites by exploring in greater detail current issues in the field of arts management.
Interns also participate in networking events and learn from top-level arts management professionals in the Berkshires. Arts and cultural leaders offer their insight into trends and practices in arts management that builds on both the hands-on experience and classroom training participants gain throughout the program.
Weekly cultural outings give interns a chance to experience all of the forms of art that the Berkshires have to offer. Outings range from private, curator-led tours at notable art museums to indie films screenings, and much more!
FOR MORE INFORMATION contactMay Beattie
B-HIP Program Coordinator, Berkshire Cultural Resource Center
Office hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm (EST)