Volunteer or Intern
Intern at Grub Street
Internships generally run each semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer) and average 12-15 hours/week during office hours (Monday -- Friday, 10am-6pm). Schedules are casual, as is 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 Grub Street classes, and some valuable skills to put on your resumé. 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.
Wondering what a day in the life of a Grub Street intern looks like? Check out a blog post by one of our Renaissance interns describing how our interns are the "mighty stone pillars" holding up the foundation of Grub Street's Headquarters.
To apply for spring internships (January - May), please complete the form below.
The deadline to apply for spring internships is Friday, November 15th at 5:00pm. Contact us for details by calling 617.695.0075 or send e-mail to
Renaissance Intern (four per term)
Fundraising and Development Intern (one per term)
Film and Documentary Intern (one per term)
Graphic Design Intern (one per term)
YAWP Intern (one per term, excluding Summer)
Web & Tech InternThe Grub Street Web & Tech intern uses his/her incredible tech savvy to support Grub, including making regular website updates, loading spankin' new classes to the site, supporting our online classes, supporting live-streamed events and classes, and troubleshooting minor tech issues. The Web & Tech intern will also help Grub transition to a brand-new website and database in winter of 2014.
Film and Documentary Intern
The film and documentary intern will assist in filming life at Grub Street, including fun events, lectures, classes, readings, and documenting the process of our move to a new location. For anyone interested in video production and editing this is a great opportunity to gain first hand experience. Requirements include: knowledge of film equipment and editing software, experience with filming events, and an interest in the literary arts. This internship offers flexible hours but the candidate must be available for our special events.
Like a renaissance man (or woman), the renaissance intern will dabble in (and excel at) a variety of tasks at Grub Street. Duties include:
- Office administration, such as filing, assisting with mailings, keeping the space organized, doing research on a variety of topics, and whatever else strikes our fancy.
- Graphic design, PR and marketing projects, depending on skill set.
- Internet research.
- Writing projects, including articles for our Free Press newspaper.
- Managing the card catalogue system for our member library.
- Grunt work, such as assembling furniture, restocking supplies, helping us tidy up the office, setting up for events and classes.
- Arts and crafts projects.
- Necessary skills for the renaissance intern: 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 a sense of humor.
Development and Grant-Writing Intern
The development and grant-writing intern will assist the Development Director with a variety of tasks, including helping out with all grant-writing work for the entire life cycle of a grant (research, proposal, follow-up and reporting), assisting with direct mail projects, and helping with our annual fall fundraiser. Necessary skills: experience writing grant proposals or willingness to learn, excellent writing and communication skills, ability to work with minimal direction and an enthusiasm for fund-raising and the literary arts.
The Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP) intern assists in our free YAWP program for teenage writers. Responsibilities include tracking student information, helping shape the program along with its teachers and coordinator, and attending the YAWP sessions themselves. Necessary skills: experience with and enthusiasm for teenagers and the arts, excellent organizational skills, availability on occasional Saturdays.