Internships generally run each semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer), and interns typically work 15-20 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.
Our Operations Intern will help us run our reception desk, order inventory, manage interns, and support the entire organization. This position will be vital in launching our new location in the Seaport: not only will you be the first line of communication with the public, but you’ll also be instrumental in developing and implementing new operational processes. A typical day may look include helping students registering for classes, stocking coffee supplies in our kitchen, and researching service providers. Key characteristics of a successful intern in this position are patience, flexibility, customer service experience, research skills, and technological literacy. It is important to note that this position will require regular in-person work.
Internship Program 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!
The deadline for applications is 11:59 PM on October 31, 2021.
In order to apply for this internship, visit our website and apply directly:
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