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.
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:
- Handles day-to-day student communication and forwards higher-level issues to Youth & Community Programs Coordinator.
- Sends reminder emails, follow-up emails, and cancellation emails to students.
- Fields student and parent questions, complaints, and/or requests regarding class content, cancellation policy, etc.
- Monitors scholarship tracking and communication for the Young Adult Writing Program (YAWP).
- Handles basic communication with our community partners when coordinating events and classes.
- Works with Youth & Community Programs Coordinator and Marketing team on newsletters, special email campaigns, and flyers.
- Works with Youth & Community Programs Coordinator to keep YAWP & Write Down the Street programs website pages up to date.
- Supports the application and review process for the YAWP Summer Writing Fellowship and the YAWP Working in the Arts Fellowship.
- Handles attendance tracking for YAWP & Write Down the Street classes
- Ensure teens taking classes have permission forms on file.
- Helps schedule, plan, and oversee special events like the Write Down the Street showcase, Teen Fellowship Orientation, etc.
- Assists with in-person creation of remote writing kits, and other student care-packages.
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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