The Berkshire Hills Internship Program

ABout The Berkshire Hills Internship Program (B-HIP) 

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.

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.

This year-round program places MCLA students in area internships at world class institutions during the fall, spring and summer semesters. The internship is paired with an internship course that allows students to build a portfolio of their experiences and synthesize the learning they are gaining.

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 tailored to suit participants’ interests and talents. Former interns have worked at highly regarded institutions including The Clark Art Institute, MASS MoCA, Berkshire Living Magazine, and Shakespeare and Company to name a few.

Organizations Seeking to Offer Internships

Does your organization wish to offer an internship through the BHIP program? Complete this form to create your BHIP Internship posting. 

Students Wishing to Pursue an Internship

Start by setting up an appointment with B-HIP Internship coordinator, Professor Lisa Donovan. Email Professor Donovan at