BRAIN Arts Organization

1486 Dorchester Ave
Boston, MA 02122

Date Posted:
August 13, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts



Publication & Design Fall Internship


Organization Summary

BRAIN ARTS is a 501 c-3 local volunteer-run music and arts nonprofit

organization that aims to foster the independent music, art, and film community in the greater Boston area through meetings, events and publications. BRAIN ARTS Organization currently carries out three main programs: our monthly newspaper, The Compass; our website, The Boston Hassle; and Boston Hassle Shows. We serve as a platform for emerging & boundary pushing local artists of all kinds. Exclusively volunteer run, Boston Hassle is committed to lifting local underground arts and music to the perceptual forefront. We foster an innovative, compelling, and interconnected music, art, and film community in the greater Boston area through our inclusive grassroots participatory culture. 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:


  • organizing and maintaining an artist database for the organization
  • Ensure prompt upload of the digital copy of the newspaper to and our website on the first of every month.
  • Create and update archive of previous Compass articles/columns, writers and artists
  • Devise a plan to make our archives easily accessible to others

Communications/Community Outreach

  • Outreach and networking assistance with local artists
  • Design and execute two social media posts a week to promote the newspaper
  • Manage our Compass Facebook Group and Page.
  • Help reach out to past artists and writers if applicable, help develop a writer pool


  • Compile content of newspaper into inDesign to prep for layout
  • Prep images in the newspaper for layout

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.

Reasons to Intern:

Building Community

Through BRAIN Arts and Boston Hassle you will enrich

the local arts and music scene of Boston and New England. Promoting artists across the music art and film communities here in Boston encourages more artists to come to visit here which in turn makes our local culture relevant to art communities near and far.

Personal Development

While interning at the Hassle, you will meet many

other like minded folks working hard to promote alternative music, art and film. We are a very tight knit group, forming strong bonds by working 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 intern will require independent thinking and problem solving. It is a unique working environment because everyone is self-motivated and highly productive. This experience is hard to find because our

organization is unlike any organization. We all want to be here and we all believe in the power of grassroots cultural activism.


The ideal intern:

  • Has strong communication skills (email/google doc access a must)
  • Possesses the tenacity to keep up with the workload
  • Has an interest in art/design/aesthetic
  • Has a flexible schedule and can work evenings and weekends
  • Is proficient in Google Apps (Docs, Sheets, Forms, etc.)
  • Is proficient in inDesign and Photoshop.
  • Experience working with CRMs (Salesforce, Neon, etc.) is a plus but not required
How To Apply:
Please send resume and cover letter to No phone calls or on-site 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 .