Join Our Team
Find out more about working and interning with 826 Boston.
826 Boston hires a group of enthusiastic, dedicated, and versatile interns for the fall, spring and summer semesters. Interns will work individually and collectively with each other, our staff and service members, and a large group of volunteers.
Applicants for internships should submit a cover letter, resume and two letters of recommendation to the Volunteer Manager. In lieu of the letters of recommendations, references have the option of submitting our online recommendation form. Please indicate the internship you’re applying for in the subject line. Position descriptions are listed below.
Interns commit to 16 hours per week of unpaid work for a minimum of four months. Interns participate in all aspects of 826 Boston programming, support the 826 Boston staff in administrative tasks, outreach projects, and events. Named one of GOOD magazine’s “30 Places We Want to Work,” 826 Boston is a vibrant work environment, bustling with staff, interns, students, and volunteers.
This is an opportunity to design, write, or teach in a professional environment, work with youth, get experience in creative arts education, learn about the day-to-day operations of a small non-profit, and join the network of national 826 chapters, while building job skills, advancing your resume, and acquiring excellent references. Applicants must be over the age of 18 but need not be currently enrolled in an academic program.
Recruitment for summer internships has begun. We will be accepting applications until our positions are filled. Below are the available positions:
Event Planning Internship
We are still hiring for the spring semester. Join 826 Boston’s Development Team, supporting staff in the planning process of 826 Boston’s annual fundraising events, assisting with event promotion and community outreach, and helping to raise money through securing sponsorship from community partners.
Join 826 Boston’s Development Team, supporting staff in spreading awareness of the organization, cultivating a positive brand for the organization, and helping raise money through the whimsical 826 Boston store.
Join 826 Boston’s Development Team, supporting staff in raising money, forming partnerships, and assisting in the reporting/data/research that keeps an organization healthy.
Volunteer Engagement Internship
Join 826 Boston’s Volunteer Program Team, supporting staff in volunteer coordination, recruitment, evaluation, and training.
Youth Writing Internship
Join 826 Boston’s In-Schools Team, supporting staff in program development for the upcoming school year in the Writers’ Rooms.
After-School Planning and Operations Internship
Join 826 Boston’s Out-Of-School-Time Programs Team, supporting staff in researching curricular content, assisting with data collection, compiling tutoring strategies, and preparing new initiatives for 826 Boston’s after-school tutoring program.
College Essay Academy Internship
Join 826 Boston’s Programs Team, supporting staff in developing the curriculum and corresponding measures of success, recruiting students, and leading small-group workshops for an intensive 1-week College Essay Academy serving 45–50 Boston Public Schools students at the end of July.
826 Boston is now accepting applications for Writers’ Room Fellow positions for the spring semester. Please see the detailed descriptions for more information, including how to apply.