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.
The deadline has past for Summer 2021 intern applications. Please watch this page for the Fall 2021 application, to be posted by the end of April!
GrubStreet is currently operating remotely. We will update applicants about our spring 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.
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!
GrubStreet pays interns by the hour.
The Programs Intern helps with the various programs offered at GrubStreet; supporting regular classes, neighborhood workshops, and advanced programs (Novel and Memoir Incubators/Generators and the Short Story Incubator). This includes adding classes to the website, preparing class materials for students and instructors, data-gathering, and setting up student surveys. The intern may also be asked to help out with events.
Finance & 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. Familiarity with excel 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. (Position open for 20-40 per week).
The Development Intern supports the fundraising department of GrubStreet. This intern assists with membership registration and processing, direct mailing campaigns, event sponsorship, fundraising events, grant research and writing grant proposals, and other projects to support the Development team.
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.
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