BRAIN Arts Organization

1486 Dorchester Ave
Boston, MA 02122

Date Posted:
May 07, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts



Arts Administration Intern


BRAIN Arts is looking for a highly motivated undergraduate student to provide administrative and general support to the organization. Ideally our intern will have an interest in the local Boston art and music scene and DIY culture, and is eager to learn more about nonprofit arts administration.

Intern responsibilities and duties will vary with the organization’s needs but will likely include:


  • Maintaining accurate volunteer and donor information in our database

  • Updating and maintaining the show documentation and artist information

  • Respond to incoming volunteer inquiries

  • Build and maintain volunteer sign up forms

  • Promote volunteer listings on appropriate listing sites

  • Record accurate volunteer hours for events and special projects

  • Maintain staff and volunteer directory

Communications/Community Outreach

  • Assist with developing a comprehensive volunteer and constituent communications strategy

  • Email sign ups to appropriate volunteer email lists

  • Assist with developing community outreach plan through research


  • Plan volunteer hangs and volunteer appreciation event(s)


The ideal intern:

  • Possesses the tenacity to keep up with the workload

  • Has ready access to email

  • Ability to summarize and communicate clearly

  • Has a strong interest in the Boston art and music scene

  • Has a flexible schedule and can work evenings and weekends

  • Has an interest in nonprofit arts administration

  • Has strong organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Is proficient in Google Apps (Docs, Sheets, Forms, etc.)

  • Experience working with CRMs (Salesforce, Neon, etc.) a plus but not required

This internship requires a time commitment of 15–20 hours a week for at least 12 weeks. A lot of the work can be done off-site and virtually, but we require interns to come to our weekly meetings Monday nights at 7pm. Interns may also perform their duties at our office at the Dorchester Art Project (1486 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02122). Interns are also required to volunteer assist staff at least two shows a month and our flea markets (dates, times, and locations vary).

How To Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to No phone calls or on-site visits please. Apply by May 12th, 2018.

Apply by:
May 12, 2018
About this Organization:
Foster an innovative, compelling, and interconnected music, art, and film community in the greater Boston area through grassroots and inclusive participatory culture. The non-profit, completely volunteer run BRAIN Arts Organization is made up of three main components: the Boston Hassle website, the Boston Compass newspaper, and Boston Hassle Shows .