The PiPN List is finally up. Pathways into Professional Needlearts
2010 is offering more than 35 different, unique internships for this
summer, and perhaps beyond.
These are amazing opportunities, unlike most internships these
students hear about or participate in. Our members are mostly small
businesses and micro-businesses, companies that most often don't have
the chance to have interns. So the experiences tend to be more
hands-on, more comprehensive, and often more exciting.
We will be posting the list here,. . . just as soon as I can figure out the technicalities of all this.
I've been busy recruiting students, and have traveled from West
Virginia University to the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. I've
spoken to hundreds of students and watched the "lights go on" in many of
them. I've received dozens of emails and phone calls from eager young
people who have been anxiously awaiting the posting of the internships.
I've also received requests for internships in specific locations, so I
may be calling on some more of our members to become mentors.
Within the coming weeks, I'll also be at the Art Institutes of San
Francisco and Denver, as well as University of Akron, Kent State,
Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh and, hopefully Moore College of Art &
Design in Philadelphia.
We've also had many inquiries by email from students who have been
watching the program for several years. I anticipate there may be some
real competition for placements this year.