We place college students and recent grads in paid positions at leading Berkshire businesses. We help our interns with professional development, networking, and adjusting to life in the Berkshires.
Many of our interns find their passion, and ultimately pursue careers with companies in the Berkshires. We like to keep in touch with our BI alumni (you can read some of their stories here)and make sure they know about job postings and opportunities that might be a good fit.
The Berkshires are a great place to find and build community. BI can connect you with employers who will help you gain the skills you need to develop a career with meaning and value. BI also helps you build a local network and find mentors who can help you as you contribute to your field.
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How we help
We place college students and recent grads in paid positions at leading Berkshire businesses. We help our students with professional development, networking, and adjusting to life in the Berkshires.
Internships are mutual partnerships. We work with employers who are passionate about helping young people develop as professionals. All of our internships pay Massachusetts minimum wage for full-time work during the 10 week program period. We recruit interns from just about anywhere, though most have some connection to the area, through attending college or growing up here.
We believe today’s workforce needs new and diverse perspectives. That’s why BI also helps create opportunities for students from underrepresented groups through the Berkshire Internship Prep Program (formerly I2P2).
In addition to matching students with prospective employers, we offer:
- Career development
- Resume help
- Networking with other interns and local professionals
- Free access to Berkshire attractions and events
- Help connecting interns with resources like housing and transportation
BI is more than an internship program. Our success is your success. Your success is your employer’s success. Your employer’s success is success for the region.