Vintage photo of interns


- July 30, 2014: "Hip opportunities with Berkshire Hills Internship Program" - The Berkshire Eagle

"B-HIP is one of the true success stories in job placement and training, and in professional development, in that it has a visible success rate,"...The Women's Times Magazine [more]

- March 2011: The Women's Times Magazine

Education is acquired not by listening to words but by experiences in the environment... The Women's Times magazine [more]

- August 23, 2010: "Interview with Helena Fruscio, Massachusetts Creative Economy Industry Director" -

Helena Fruscio, B-HIP '07, former Director of Berkshire Creative has evolved her position from B-HIP internship in Summer 2007 to the paid position of Program Coordinator in late 2007, to the Director of Operations in 2008...[more] Helena Fruscio interview

- August 14, 2010: "Interns get feel for arts" - The Berkshire Eagle

"It's been great to have these global and cultural connections," said Thomas Loughman, assistant deputy director of the Clark... The Berkshire Eagle [more]

- August 13, 2010: "Drawing them in" - North Adams Transcript

"After earning her master'a degree in art history from the University of Bologna, Martina Caruso decided to leave her native Milan, Italy to explore how nonprofit arts agencies worked in the United States"... North Adams Transcript [more]


What people have to say about B-HIP...

"B-HIP gives form and organization to something that's been true for decades: the Berkshires are one of this country's most fertile and vibrant regions for training young arts professionals. By interrelating the excellent internship programs that take place across the county- B-HIP creates a rich and unique context for teaching arts management."
-Joe Thompson, Director, MASS MoCA

"Before participating in B-HIP, I was unsure as to whether I wanted to pursue an advanced degree in arts management, and approached B-HIP as an opportunity to learn more about the field. Having completed the program, I think I am ready to commit to working in the arts."
-Katherine DiPierro, BHIP Intern 2012 (The Clark Art Institute)

"It was exactly the experience I needed with the type of organization I ultimately want to work for." 
-Sarah Goldstein, BHIP Intern 2006 (The Colonial Theatre)

"I learned a lot about what is involved in a career in arts administration while making some valuable contacts at the organization where I worked. My experience with B-HIP made me more enthusiastic about pursuing a career in arts administration." 
-Amanda Montanez, BHIP Intern 2006 (MASS MoCA) 

"The internship was a great way to explore arts administration and make connections with people in the field."
-Mon Thach, B-HIP Intern 2006 (Shakespeare & Co)

"I feel that the cultural outings and Talk Backs are what makes B-HIP such a wonderful program. There really are no other internship programs that offer these opportunities to students with our interests." 
-Amelia Wood, B-HIP Intern 2005 (Norman Rockwell Museum)