BRAIN Arts Organization

1486 Dorchester Ave
Boston, MA 02122

Date Posted:
April 19, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts



Summer Development Intern


BRAIN Arts is looking for a highly motivated undergraduate student to provide support to the development of 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 and fundraising.

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


  • Research grant opportunities for BRAIN Arts

  • Research area developments and their associated Community Development Packages that BRAIN Arts may be eligible for.

  • Research future possible organizational business models including research into permitting, licensing, and associated laws.

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

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


  • Utilize and discuss possible improvements for BRAIN Arts’ grants database

  • Updating of BRAIN Arts website

  • Editing of content, writing for Boston Hassle website. Possibility of more involvement with website, including content creation, if interested.

  • Grant writing, and assisting grant writing team in other ways including LOI writing


The ideal intern:

  • Possesses the tenacity to keep up with the workload

  • Has ready access to email and social media accounts

  • 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 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 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 .