Thanks to a dedicated professor, Dr. Phyllis Miller, Mississippi State
University College of Human Sciences (Starkville MS), the school has formally
committed to participate in TNNA’s PiPN program by offering the PiPN Scholar
Program as part of their course curriculum.
Joining the University of Akron, Akron OH, the college will be the second to
offer a basic course covering all the hand needlearts (knitting, crochet,
needlepoint, cross-stitch and embroidery) as part of a comprehensive program
that includes an internship component. MS State’s course also includes hand
dyeing techniques, beading, macrame and cultural influences and trends.
Dr. Miller, herself an award winning fiber artist and published author, will
be teaching the class with some assistance from other colleagues. TNNA provides
materials and support for the program.
We’ve now enrolled over 30 different host companies and will continue adding
new ones as they come in. So if you’re a TNNA member or a member of CRAFT or
the International Association of Professional Quilters, you can apply to host an
intern for the summer, or for any other time during the year.
To see all the open positions, please check out TNNAPiPNBlog.com
Interns are a source of new ideas, energy, and an extra pair of hands for any
type of company . . . retail, wholesale, publishing, marketing, or whatever. In
return, the students gain valuable experience that can be applied to the
needlearts industry or easily transferred to other future career paths.
To become a host, fill out the easy on-line host
To apply for an internship, fill out the intern/apprentice application form.