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Discover the Bliss of Asheville via the many Internship Programs

Motion Picture Industry Internships

BRMP Studios
"....is seeking enthusiastic and hardworking interns. This is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience in a supportive and collaborative environment. We offer interns unique opportunity to learn about different aspects of the film industry from development to distribution...."

Discover the Bliss of Internships

"... Absolutley the best resource for any artist seeking a career in all of the performing and visual art fields. Internships are the best form of introduction to a career in any profession and in the arts it is essential since this is the only practical way to demonstrate talent to a potential employer. Get it...."
".... contains details of over thirty thousand summer vacancies in over fifty countries from Austria to Costa Rica. Employers are looking for crew for hotel barges, sports instructors, bar staff, holiday company reps, kibbutz volunteers, ground crew for hot air balloons, English teachers, tour guides, farm hands, archaeologists, fruit pickers etc: the enormous range of jobs means that everyone can find a summer job to suit their own interests and abilities..."
Ferguson Career Resource Guide to Internships And Summer Jobs
".... Breaking into Television is your remote control to one of today's hottest industries. Tune in on insight and advice from seasoned TV veterans (all former interns!) that will help you focus your job search and get you ready for your dream career: find out what it's really like to work in television, learn from anecdotes provided by network execs and former interns, explore internship opportunities, and plan the perfect internship from start to finish...."
".... one of the most comprehensive guides to help students make the most out of their internship experiences. They cram more than enough techniques, resources and advice to help a student problem solve through one of the strangest places on earth: an office...."
"....A comprehensive resource for off-the-beaten-path work-and-learn adventures.... Summer jobbers, college grads, and anyone trying to reinvigorate or redirect a stalled career needs a short-term job adventure. Whether river guiding in Alaska, restoring a medieval castle in the south of France, or creating a successful organic farm... From internships to seasonal work to volunteer jobs and adventures abroad, this best-of-the-best guide ... contains more than 1, 000 opportunities to work, play, learn, help, create, experience, and grow worldwide..."
What do Oprah Winfrey, Katie Couric, and Bill Clinton have in common? They all had internships: Winfrey began her career interning at WTVF in Nashville, Couric got on the road to fame interning at a Washington radio station, and Clinton wet his political feet interning for Senator J. William Fulbright. "... I used this book as my crutch all through college -- it got me 3 out of my 4 internships. It's the best internship book out there...."

Click on each of the dozens of categories to the left to uncover what makes the Asheville area so vital, so intriguing and so, well, UTTERLY BLISSFUL!

 

Musical, Museum, TV and Theatrical Internships

Asheville Art Museum
has summer internships for college students.

Biltmore Estate
offers paid, unpaid and stipend internships

WYCW-TV
".... has an exciting opportunity for you. Are you a student interested in a career in broadcasting? If so, in exchange for college credit you will gain a valuable experience and exposure to commercial broadcasting as it is practiced by the professionals...."

Smith-McDowell House Museum,
a restored period house and history museum offers internships, and has need for volunteers as well.

The Orange Peel
offers internships.

WNC Nature Center
Non-paid internships
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Internships at Summer Camps

Keystone Camp for Girls (Brevard)
"... You can get school credit for working at camp. The skills that you develop and learn at camp (organization, scheduling, team work, problem solving, communication skills, and leadership) are recognized as important qualities by academic departments and every employer in the job market. Talk to your school to find out about the criteria and we will be happy to assist you with the paperwork...."

Internships, Residencies and Work Study Programs at Craft Schools

John C. Campbell Folk School
openings for student hosts and work-study programs. Located in Brasstown, NC.

Oddysey Center for Ceramic Arts
"... an educational program of Highwater Clays, Inc....The mission of our studio school is to promote understanding, appreciation and professional development in the ceramic arts. This is accomplished through a community-based educational program which includes lectures and gallery exhibitions, as well as hands-on classes and workshops for beginners, pre-professional, and professional artists and craftspeople...." Internships available. Located in the River Arts District.

Penland School of Crafts
has a 3 year Resident Artist program and a 1-2 year Core Student Work/Study program

"...The resident program was founded in 1963 by Bill Brown, Penland's second director. It created an opportunity for craft artists to hone their skills, to develop markets, to experiment, to develop new work, or possibly to move from a career in teaching to one of full-time making. It allows participants to explore a transitional time in an atmosphere of learning and community, where they may choose to interact with the hundreds of studio artists, teachers, and students who pass through the school each year. It also provides students with models for a life in craft.

Consistent with his vision of Penland as the nexus of a working craft community, Brown also saw the program as a means of encouraging craftspeople to settle in the area. Today, there are over one-hundred craft artists working in the immediate vicinity, and forty of them are former resident artists...."

Farm Internships

Mountain Farm
".. is now seeking two organic farm interns to live, work, and experience sustainable agriculture and agritourism in the beautiful Southern Appalachians. Private accommodations in brand-new cabin by the pond plus $250 per month. Year round positions...."

Learn "Paradise Gardening"
with Joe Hollis

" For the past 25 years, I have been engaged in developing a Paradise Garden on several acres of mountain woodland in western N. Carolina. For me, Paradise Garden is both a place to live and a way to live, and, above all 'visionary ecological theater.' I am trying to act on deep instincts and archetypal images related to human habitat and niche as a way of providing a sustainable values system with sufficient appeal to challenge the dominant consumer culture. The philosophy of this project is outlined in the Paradise Gardening article; it is the mother of all the other projects here...." Joe Hollis

Mountain Garden Apprenticeships

I have openings (housing) for 4-5 full-time, live-in apprentices, from mid-March to late October. I'm also open to shorter stays (WWOOFers, college students on break, etc.) - but you may have to bring a tent to sleep in. (Part-time apprenticeships are discussed below)

Full time means 40 hours / week (up to ten of which can be on a personal, garden-related project), plus a share of the chores (like cooking, cleaning up, firewood). Two weeks vacation (plus weekends off)I provide room and board - basic staples, mostly from our neighborhood food coop. Sorry, no stipend.The work is extremely varied and creative, including in addition to the herb growing, seed saving and medicinal preparations mentioned elsewhere on this website, vegetable garden and food preservation, rough carpentry, cob, bamboo and rockwork, maintaining and upgrading photovoltaic and irrigation systems, wildcrafting, library research, mapping and record-keeping and all the varied tasks which compose a 'simple' lifestyle. Recent projects as well as our advanced apprentice program, are described at news

 

 

 

 

 

 

The botanic garden, research library & apothecary, and adjacent natural environments add up to a unique educational opportunity, which I created for myself but delight in sharing.

 

 

CLICK HERE for details

The process of Paradise Gardening....
-Extricating our life-support system from civilization/the Economy (bluntly, money), and reattaching it to the natural world of garden and neighborhood. This will be a gradual process requiring a real analysis of our needs and expenditures. Thus, for example, cars and gasoline are not needs but only the means to the satisfaction of needs. The solution is not gasohol but reducing the reason for traveling (usually the getting and spending of money). Concerning this the Tao Te Ching says "The country over the border might be so near that one could hear the cocks crowing and the dogs barking in it, but the people would grow old and die without ever once troubling to go there". (Ch. 80. See Needham, Science and Civilization in China, vol. II for a discussion of " the political program of the Taoists: the return to cooperative primitivity.")

CLICK HERE for the full essay.

 

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