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:
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 .