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 Internship Program is on a temporary hiatus until Winter 2023. Stay tuned for updates!

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.

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 Alex Kudeyar, at [email protected].

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