BRAIN Arts Organization

1486 Dorchester Ave
Boston, MA 02122

Date Posted:
April 16, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts



Programming Summer Internship


BRAIN Arts is looking for a highly motivated undergraduate student to provide support for the programming of our 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 booking shows and creating effective, inclusive programming.

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


  • Updating and maintaining the show documentation and artist information

  • Manage the Boston Hassle email account. Answer submissions, sort for pertinent emails the bookers need to see personally

  • Maintaining spreadsheets of artists and topics to be featured on our website


  • Making posts on our social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and brainstorming strategies to improve and combat the algorithms.

  • Promote shows through nontraditional means, such as Reddit, Couchsurf, and by posting in relevant Facebook groups and brainstorming fresh ideas too!

  • Post relevant news about bands into event pages like new videos, songs, press

  • Assist the production manager of the Boston Compass with the content calendar as well as new writer outreach


  • Research sponsorship opportunities and businesses/companies that would be a good match for BRAIN Arts events/programming

  • Research grant opportunities for BRAIN Arts

  • Research other organizations to grow our network of independent and DIY groups and nonprofits in New England.


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 show booking and event planning

  • Has strong organizational and interpersonal skills

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

This internship requires a time commitment of 10-20 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 .