Internships - Fall Application Deadline is August 1st826 Boston hires a group of enthusiastic, dedicated design, program, development, and store interns for fall, spring, and summer terms. Interns will work individually and collectively with each other, our staff of five full-time employees, and a large group of volunteers.
Interns commit to 15 hours per week of unpaid work. Interns work through the duration of one semester (mid August-December or January-mid May) or a summer period (mid May-mid August), with the possibility of extension. Interns participate in all aspects of 826 Boston programming, support the 826 Boston staff in administrative tasks, outreach projects, and events, and often have the opportunity to conduct individual projects based on the skills and interests of the intern as well as the needs of the organization.
In addition to general intern responsibilities, each intern track has a particular focus:
• Design Interns specialize in all aspects of design for 826 Boston programming, advertisement and events, including brochure & flyer design, book layout, merchandise design & research and illustration.
• Program Interns work closely with the Program Director and Program Coordinator on tutoring and in-school projects, meet with students on a regular basis, run or support writing workshops, tutoring, in-school projects, mentor teen staff members, and support events and initiatives.
• Development Interns learn all aspects of nonprofit development and work closely with the Executive Director on grant writing, proposals, event planning, and donor relations. They also participate in other aspects of programming and support staff in administrative tasks, outreach projects, events, and tutoring.
• Marketing Interns work closely with our Events Coordinator to manage and expand 826 Boston's social media presence, to actively document and promote programming, to research local media and circulate press releases, to increase store sales by strengthening community visibility, and to support volunteer-led fundraisers and gala events.
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.
If you are interested in applying for an 826 Boston internship, please send an email to Raquel Kaplan, Volunteer Coordinator, at hiring [at] 826boston [dot] org, with the following documents (in .doc or PDF format) attached: resume, cover letter, and list of three references.
Applicants should use their cover letter to specify for which internship position they wish to be considered and highlight their experience in one or more of the following areas:
- working with youth
- Spanish language skills
- writing instruction
- art & design
- computer & web
- publishing or editing
- office or administrative
- management or volunteer coordination
- event planning or fund-raising
For more information call 617.442.5400 or email hiring [at] 826boston [dot] org.