Brain Arts Organization

1486 Dorchester Ave
Boston, MA 02122

Date Posted:
August 02, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts



BRAIN Arts Music Writing Fall Internship


BRAIN Arts & are looking for highly motivated undergraduate student interns to provide writing, administrative & event support to the music section. Ideally this candidate will have an active or semi-active interest in the Boston independent music and arts scene (but we will train the right person) as well as an interest to develop their writing career within the arts &/or Boston independent cultural circuit.

Intern Responsibilities will likely include:

Writing/ Marketing:

  • Producing 3-6 music reviews/ features during the duration of this internship
  •  Managing Site-specific Social Media Coordination with the different teams of Brain Arts org.
  • One hour meetings weekly
  •  Coordination of published and prospective content with editors, writers, musicians & labels/ PR representatives
  •  In depth research & research coordination

Events Coordination/ Volunteering:

  •  Attending the door/ Merchandise table,
  •  Performing cash transactions & assisting attendees/ performers wit support
  •  Set-up/break-down
  •  Active coordination with event captains & performers

Administrative Support:

  • Coordination of & assisting the editors, writers & musicians to produce & publish content on deadlines
  • Updating, maintaining & growing event listings & blog databases
  • Acquiring media passes for writer
  • Designing & copy editing new & previous content on Wordpress Dashboard
  • Provide feedback on your own & general volunteer coordination
  • Assisting editors in the curation of content & updates to writers pool

*While it is required for the intern to provide support to the organization based on its needs, this internship can be tailored to meet the needs and interests of the intern as well.

Skills & Experience Gained

  • Wordpress, spreadsheet & office communication skills
  • Non-profit administration
  • Music writing & research
  • A sense of community & involvement in Boston’s independent arts world
  • Promotions & branding
  • Content Curation, writer & artist management


  • Possesses the tenacity to keep up with the workload for the duration of this position
  • Has ready access to email & social media accounts across multiple formats (twitter, Instagram, Facebook)
  • Ability to communicate effectively & organize schedule weeks in advance
  • Has an active and strong interest in the arts & culture with a mind for social change. The ideal candidate is knowledgeable of, seeks to be involved in, or is involved in the Boston independent music, arts, arts criticism & culture circuit.
  • Has a flexible schedule and is comfortable working nights and weekends (strongly preferred)
  •  Has a passion for non-profit and independent journalism
  • Possesses strong organizational skills & a proficiency in Google docs, Microsoft word & various forms of research. (Wordpress skills can be taught if necessary)

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 for at least one show a month or our flea markets (dates, times, and locations vary).

How To Apply:
Please send resume and cover letter to:, no phone calls or onsite visits please.
Apply by:
September 09, 2018
About this Organization:

The mission of Brain Arts Organization is to create platforms for fringe artistic communities. We publish a newspaper, produce a daily culture blog, organize a bi-monthly flea market, and host all-ages shows, art exhibitions, and special events at our community space and art gallery. We also seek out and activate unconventional spaces all over Greater Boston for our programming. Through these inclusive, participatory efforts, we aspire to uplift our communities and fill cultural voids in our unique region of New England.

Reasons To Work With Us:

Building Community: Through your internship with Brain Arts Organization, you will work to enrich the local arts and music scene of Boston and the wider New England region. We hope that by promoting artists across the music/art/film communities, we are bringing together people from all ages and backgrounds with the shared interests.

Personal Development: While interning at the Hassle, you will get to meet like-minded folks working together to promote the arts in the Boston area. We are a tight-knit group of volunteers who believe in the mission of the organization; we enjoy working hard and playing hard in a laid back, self motivated environment.

Art Exposure: There is so much local art to experience in and around Boston that most people don’t know exists! Working with this organization is guaranteed exposure to sounds, sights, and smells that are entirely new and will almost certainly blow your mind.

Work Experience: Being a Brain Arts Organization Intern will require independent thinking and problem solving. It is a unique environment in that the entire organization is volunteer run, therefore, everyone is self-motivated, highly productive and understands the importance and meaning behind their work. We believe this kind of experience is valuable, rewarding and hard to come by. We all want to be here and we all believe in the power of grassroots cultural activism.