Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Seeks 2014 Summer Interns; Application Deadline 2/18

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Jacob's Pillow Dance, home to the longest-running international dance festival in the U.S., is accepting applications for its 2014 Summer Intern Program. 33 interns from around the world are selected, following a competitive application review and interview process, to help produce the field's most comprehensive and engaging festival of dance.

The Intern Program provides outstanding on-the-job training in 15 areas of arts administration, documentation, and production.

Internships are available in Archives/Engagement, Artist Services, Business, Dining Services, Education, Fundraising/Institutional, Fundraising/Individuals, Fundraising/VIP Services, Marketing/Digital Media, House Management, Photography, Press/Editorial, Production, Ticket Services/Marketing, and Video Documentation.

Interns are provided with on-campus housing and dining, staff-led seminars, training, and mentoring, free access to performances and dance classes, a $500 stipend, and a $150 travel/sundry expense allowance. College credit is available through the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Jacob's Pillow also works with students completing internships as part of their university work-study, independent study, cooperative learning programs, and international students or young professionals seeking U.S. internships.

Internship opportunities are also available in the Fall, Winter, and Spring; which are tailored to an intern's specific needs, interests, hours, and can vary in duration.

Alumni of the program have gone on to work at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, The Brookings Institution, Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv, Dance Magazine, Dance/USA, Glimmerglass Festival, The Howard Gilman Foundation, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, The Joyce Theater, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, MASS MoCA, The Metropolitan Opera, Merce Cunningham Dance Company/Merce Cunningham Trust, New York Live Arts, New York Philharmonic, The New York Public Library, The New York Times, Spoleto Dance Festival, Standard & Poor's, Sundance Film Festival/Sundance Institute, Williams College, among others.

The 2014 Summer Intern Program runs May 20 to August 28. Jacob's Pillow is located in Becket, Massachusetts; 1 hour from Albany, 2½ hours from Boston, and 2¾ hours from New York City.

Apply: For priority consideration for Summer internships, applications must be received by January 21. All applications must be submitted by February 18. After the final deadline, contact internprogram@jacobspillow.org to inquire about open positions. For complete application details, visit: http://www.jacobspillow.org/education/internships/internships/summer-intern-program.php.

For application details about Fall/Winter/Spring internships, visit: http://www.jacobspillow.org/education/internships/to-apply-internships.php.

About: Jacob's Pillow, marking its 82nd Festival in 2014, is a National Historic Landmark, recipient of the National Medal of Arts, and home to America's longest running international dance festival. The Festival includes more than 50 national and international dance companies and 350 free and ticketed performances, talks, tours, classes, exhibits, and events. The School at Jacob's Pillow, one of the most prestigious professional dance training centers in the U.S., encompasses the diverse disciplines of Ballet, Cultural Traditions, Contemporary, and Jazz/Musical Theatre Dance, as well as an Intern Program in various disciplines of arts administration, design, video, and production. The Pillow's extensive Archives, open year-round to the public, chronicle more than 80 years of dance in photographs, programs, books, costumes, audiotapes, and video. Year-round Community Programs enrich the lives of children and adults through public classes, residencies in area schools, and more than 200 free public events. Through Jacob's Pillow Curriculum in Motion, a nationally-recognized program, artist-educators work with Berkshire County teachers and students grades K-12, transforming curricula such as biology, literature, and history into kinesthetic and creative learning experiences. Creative Development Residencies, in which dance companies are invited to live and work at the Pillow and enjoy unlimited studio time; choreography commissions; and the annual $25,000 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award all support visionary dance artists and choreographers. Virtual Pillow is aimed at expanding global audiences for dance and offers the opportunity to experience dance and Jacob's Pillow from anywhere in the world via online interactive exhibits, global video networks, and social media. As part of the Virtual Pillow initiative, Jacob's Pillow Dance Interactive is a curated online video collection of dance highlights from 1936 to today. On March 2, 2011, President Obama honored Jacob's Pillow with a National Medal of Arts, the highest arts award given by the United States Government. Jacob's Pillow is the first dance presenting organization to receive this prestigious award. For more information, visit www.jacobspillow.org.

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