Hone your writing and communications skills at the nation’s leading artist residency in Peterborough, New Hampshire

MacDowell Colony artist studio

Amherst College students are invited to apply for a Communications internship at the MacDowell Colony, the nation’s first and leading artist residency that welcomes writers, visual artists, composers, filmmakers, playwrights, interdisciplinary artists, and architects from around the world.

Comprised of 450 acres of lush woodlands and fields in idyllic Peterborough, New Hampshire, MacDowell has awarded Fellowships to more than 7,900 artists. Recent Fellows include authors Michael Chabon, Alice Sebold, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Jeffrey Eugenides; composers Meredith Monk and Ned Rorem; filmmaker Michael Almereyda; and architect Leslie Robertson.

About the Internship

This position is designed for a strong writer and exceptional communicator with an interest in arts and culture. Reporting to the MacDowell Colony communications manager, the intern will work in the areas of marketing communications, video production, media relations, and social media, and provide community event support. The intern will also help staff the Colony’s annual Medal Day ceremony, which honors an artist who has made an outstanding contribution to the national culture. Recent MacDowell Medal recipients include composer Stephen Sondheim, author Toni Morrison, and filmmaker David Lynch.

More details, including how to apply, are available via Handshake. Apply by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2019.

Questions? Email Heather Grimes, hgrimes@amherst.edu