Applications are closed for 2022 summer internships as of February 3, 2022.

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Please be prepared to include the following documents and attachments when completing your online application form:

  • Cover letter explaining why you wish to intern at Jacob’s Pillow, your qualifications and interests for the position(s) indicated on the Application Form, and your goals and expectations for the internship. Please visit our staff directory to address your cover letter appropriately. “To Whom It May Concern” is also acceptable.
  • Resumé


  • Two work-related references: names, titles, phone numbers, and email addresses. Ideally these should be different from the person who wrote your letter of recommendation.


  • Support materials, if requested for specific positions, such as writing samples and portfolios. See Festival position descriptions for details.


  • Letter of recommendation, either uploaded to your online application (strongly preferred), or emailed directly to Jacob’s Pillow. Instruct recommenders to please:
    • Attach their letter as a PDF. File names should be saved as such:
      APPLICANTLASTNAME_APPLICANTFIRSTNAME_LetterofRecommedation (no spaces)
      For example: SMITH_JAMIE_LetterofRecommendation
    • Format the email subject line with the applicant’s name:
      LASTNAME, FIRSTNAME – Letter of Recommendation
      For example: SMITH, JAMIE – Letter of Recommendation
    • Send their email to

Additional Special Opportunities: Candidates may be eligible for additional needs-based compensation through The Barbara and Amos Hostetter Internship Program. Read the full details of this sponsored program here. Please fill out the application to express interest in this program and to begin a review of eligibility for financial support, including travel stipends to/from the Pillow.

Applicants must be 18 years of age in order to participate in the internship program. Criteria for acceptance are the same for everyone without regard to race, color, gender, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

Missed the summer deadline?

Fall/Winter/Spring Internship applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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