Internships

Our paid internships generally run each semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer), and interns typically work between 20 - 40 hours per week depending on the internship. 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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Our Fall 2022 Internship opporunties are now live! Please apply through this application portal. The deadline to apply is June, 27, 2022

COVID-19 Update

GrubStreet is currently operating in a hybrid model of remote and in-person work. The majority of our interns also work in hybrid but certain internships require more in-person work than others. We always hope to be in person but in the meantime, please indicate your preference for in person vs. remote vs. hybrid 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:

  • Customer service: answering phones and emails, becoming experts in our programing, answering questions about who we are and what we do, and more.
  • Researching partnerships and models for growth.
  • Office administration, such as filing, assisting with mailings, 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!).
  • Grunt work, such as helping us establish procedures at our beautiful new center in the Seaport, restocking supplies, 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.

Fall 2022 Positions:

Operations Intern

The Operations Intern helps support all systems and programs at GrubStreet by serving as a face of the organization with community engagement. In addition to communicating with our community members about our programs and other offerings, you'll be conducting comparative research of vendors and system options, acting as the steward of the GrubStreet space, and providing assistance in drafting reports and manuals. Key characteristics of a successful intern in this position are patience, flexibility, customer service experience, research skills, and technological literacy. This is an in-person role and your assistance will be critical in establishing our first year of in-person programming at the Seaport. Flexibility to have a schedule that includes nights or Saturdays is also important. You will learn invaluable lessons about the operations side (and some of the financials) of running a creative organization. This intern should be prepared to work with a 15-20 hour a week schedule. All skillsets and experience levels are encouraged to apply

Boston Writers of Color Group Intern 

The BWOC (Boston Writers of Color) Program team is seeking an Intern to be a vital part of daily operations. Responsibilities would include building out monthly newsletter, posting daily writing opportunities, coordinating BWOC events, monitoring the BWOC email, and other admin tasks. You'll help to make sure events run smoothly while making sure BIPOC writers have the support and resources that they need. Within COVID-19 guidelines, limited in-person events or tasks may occur at the Seaport location, such as writing retreats, author visits, and community meetups. All skillsets and experience levels are encouraged to apply

Community Programs Intern

The Community Programs team is seeking an Intern to be a vital part of daily operations. Responsibilities would include building out monthly newsletter, sending out class confirmation emails, supporting community events, monitoring the Community Programs email, and other admin tasks. You'll help make sure that classes and events run smoothly while making sure all people feel welcome. In this role, you will work with the programs team on day-to-day operations for Write Down the Street classes and other community programs. You will also help out with two or three in-person events most likely held on the weekend or evening (as long as COVID rates remain low) that support writers at our HQ office as well as our community partner sites like the Boston Public Library branches. You'll directly contribute to the team in its goals to make sure that high-quality arts programming is accessible to all. All skillsets and experience levels are encouraged to apply

Muse & The Marketplace Intern

Our Muse & The Marketplace team is searching for a Fall through Spring intern to help support our annual literary conference. The Muse gives aspiring writers a better understanding of the craft of fiction and non-fiction, prepares them for the changing world of publishing and promotion, and creates opportunities for meaningful networking. The conference takes place in the spring, but there's a lot of work to be done to support the planning throughout the year. In the fall term, we'll hire an intern for programmatic support who will stay through the spring term to assist with the conference. Each intern will be exposed to a wide array of tasks, including but not limited to research projects and data-gathering, assisting with web content and upkeep, liaising with conference participants, and offering creative input about various aspects of the conference. Read more about the conference hereThis intern should be prepared to work with a 15 hour a week schedule. All skillsets and experience levels are encouraged to apply

Young Adult Writing Program Intern

The Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP) team is seeking interns to assist in our YAWP program for teenage writers. Your responsibilities include tracking student information, organizing/assisting on some events, supporting the teen fellowship application process, assisting the marketing team on YAWP-related initiatives, and attending the YAWP sessions themselves. This is an in-person role and your assistance will be critical in establishing our first year of in-person YAWP programming at the Seaport. Necessary skills include experience with and enthusiasm for teenagers and the arts, excellent organizational skills, availability on one Saturday a month and the occasional evening. This intern should be prepared to work with a 20 hour a week schedule. All skillsets and experience levels are encouraged to apply

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 University
  • 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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