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About Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

Jacob’s Pillow Dance is a dance center located in Massachusetts’ Berkshires region and is a National Historic Landmark with dance archives. Celebrating its 80th year in 2012, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival features performers from around the globe--along with talks, exhibits, and other events--from June to August. Jacob’s Pillow also offers dance classes for professional-track dancers at The School at Jacob’s Pillow, as well as lessons for community members and visitors. Its mission is to “support dance creation, presentation, education, and preservation; and to engage and deepen public appreciation and support for dance.” In 2011, Jacob’s Pillow received the National Medal of Arts.

Jacob’s Pillow offers internships during its annual festival in the summer and in the off season. Summer interns work on projects relating to the dance archives, community programs, festival, and school. Off-season interns focus on a range of areas, including audience engagement, education, and preservation. Interns are valuable additions to the team and take on real responsibilities.


Open to high school students, undergraduates, recent graduates, and mid-career applicants. Non-US citizens are eligible.

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

The Intern Program at Jacob's Pillow
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Attn: Internship Coordinator
358 George Carter Road
Becket, MA 1223
Phone: (413) 243-9919


Number of Interns: Varies; 33 (Summer); 2 (Fall; Winter; Spring)
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Stipend; Stipend; Academic Credit is available. Perks: Housing; Meals; Seminars; Speaker Series
Duration: 3 to 6 months; 15 weeks (Summer); Varies (Fall; Winter; Spring)
Academic Level: High School Students, College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


Becket, MA