Practical Work Experience

Jacob’s Pillow internships provide real work projects and responsibilities that build practical experience and develop professional skills. Interns are integral members of department teams and are charged to uphold the organization’s work standards, ethics, and policies.

Internship Programs

Summer Festival Intern Program

Summer Festival internships are part of a structured program for more than 30 interns from around the world, each working within one of the Pillow’s administrative or production departments. By interning with Jacob's Pillow during the summer, you join a team of seasoned arts professionals and assist with programs pertaining to the Festival, The School, the Archives, and Community engagement. All internships offer invaluable training and mentorship towards your professional career.

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Fall/Winter/Spring Intern Program

Fall/Winter/Spring Internships are tailored to an intern's specific needs, interests, hours, and duration. You will assist in the work required to support presentation, creation, education, preservation, and audience engagement at a world-renowned arts organization.

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Our Alumni

Internship alumni have gone on to take positions at prestigious national and international organizations such as the Lincoln Center, the Brookings Institution, Standard & Poor’s, the Kennedy Center, San Francisco Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Mark Morris Dance Group, Dance Magazine, Princess Grace Foundation, YoungArts, National Public Radio, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Jacob’s Pillow.