Internships

Internships generally run each semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer), and interns typically work 15 hours per week during office hours (Monday - Friday, 9:30am-6:30pm). Schedules are casual, as are dress code and office atmosphere. We have a lot of fun at work and get a lot done; we expect the same from you. In exchange for your hard work, you'll get an insider's look at the Boston creative writing scene, free GrubStreet classes, and some valuable new skills. We've also been known to write some killer recommendations for those who are worthy. This is a great opportunity for students, recent grads, and anyone interested in nonprofit work and the arts.

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THE DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR ALL SPRING INTERNSHIPS is Sunday, October 31st by 11:59PM EST. Please submit your resume and cover letter through this Jotform

COVID-19 Update

GrubStreet is currently operating remotely. We will update applicants about our fall operating plans when they become available. In the meantime, please indicate your preference for in person vs. remote work in the application form linked above.

Internship Overview

Like a Renaissance man (or woman, or person), interns will dabble in (and excel at) a variety of tasks at GrubStreet. Duties include:

  • Office administration, such as filing, assisting with mailings, keeping the space organized, doing research on a variety of topics, running to the post office, and whatever else strikes our fancy (like posing for pictures with a giant promotional teddy bear or picking up donuts for the whole office - including interns!).
  • Customer service: answering phones and emails, making small cash transactions, answering questions about who we are and what we do, and more.
  • Internet research.
  • Grunt work, such as assembling furniture, restocking supplies, helping us tidy up the office, setting up for events and classes.

Necessary skills for all interns: ENTHUSIASM, willingness to work on a variety of projects, ability to work independently and with minimal direction, superb attention to detail, stellar organizational skills, ability to learn new tasks quickly, pride in a job well done, and the ability to do all these with cheer and a sense of humor.

Please note that interns do not have a role in instructing courses - but they do get to take a free class!

Wages

GrubStreet pays interns by the hour.

Open Spring Positions

Operations Intern

The Operations Intern helps support all systems and programs at GrubStreet by conducting comparative research of vendors and system options, acting as the steward of the GrubStreet space, and providing assistance in drafting reports and manuals. They assist the reception team answering phones and calls from our community members and the public. Familiarity with Google Apps is helpful, but what's most important is a comfort with numbers, attention to detail, and a positive attitude. The intern will learn about the financial and operations side of running a creative organization.

Youth & Community Programs Intern

The Youth & Community Programs team is seeking Intern to be a vital part of our team. In this role, you will work with the programs team on day-to-day operations for classes and events that support writers at our HQ office as well as our community partner sites like the Boston Public Library branches. You'll directly support the team in its goals to make sure that high-quality arts programming is accessible to all. You'll help make sure that classes and events run smoothly while making sure all people feel welcome. Some day to day responsibilities include handling day-to-day student communication, supporting the YAWP fellowship application and review process, assisting with in-person creation of student care packages, and helping plan/schedule/oversee events.

GrubStreet Intern Alumni

GrubStreet is proud to hire interns from a broad range of schools from the Boston area and beyond. Check out a list of past interns’ schools below.

Don’t see yours? Not a student? No worries - apply today!

  • Barnard College
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Brandeis University
  • Colby College
  • Connecticut College
  • Emerson College
  • Emmanuel College
  • Endicott College
  • Hampshire College
  • Harvard College
  • Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry
  • Lesley University
  • Middlebury College
  • Northeastern University
  • Salem State University
  • Simmons University
  • Tufts University
  • UMass Boston
  • UMass Dartmouth
  • University of Connecticut 
  • Wellesley College


Questions about internships at GrubStreet? Check out our FAQ. For all other questions, please email Eliza Sareyan, at [email protected].

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