Advocate for Massachusetts’ Arts, Cultural, and Creative Community

From its world-class institutions to its community-based arts and cultural activities, Massachusetts has one of the most vibrant creative communities in the nation. Despite this, many of our political leaders still consider the arts, cultural, and creative community to be “nice, but not necessary.”

In response, MASSCreative, the statewide arts advocacy organization, was founded in 2012 and is currently supported by 380+ institutional members and 27,000 individual advocates. MASSCreative’s advocacy campaigns bring together the collective voice of the creative community to advocate for the resources and support they need to build healthy, vibrant, and equitable communities.

MASSCreative works to increase public funding for arts and culture, ensure arts education for every child, preserve creative spaces, and make arts, culture, and creativity a prominent issue in all elections in the Commonwealth. 

Join MASSCreative to help build and mobilize our grassroots network of arts leaders and supporters. MASSCreative seeks Arts Advocacy Interns interested in the following areas:

Organizing and Advocacy

The Organizing and advocacy intern will be a passionate leader that wants to mobilize around Art forward policies, candidates, and issues. The intern will be at the forefront of MASSCreative digital and grassroots organizing efforts, as well as conduct policy research, drafting, and editing. The Organizing and Advocacy Intern will attend events on behalf of MASSCreative and represent the organizing core values. This Intern will work closely with the director of organizing and create weekly goals to amplify MASSCreative political Art & Culture efforts.

Download the full Organizing and Advocacy Internship Description.

Communications and Development

The communications and development intern will report to the director of external relations and development operations manager to help the team execute their strategic communications plan. A successful intern will be mission-driven, intrinsically motivated, maintain a growth mindset, and have enthusiasm for amplifying stories from the creative sector through social media and public relations. The ideal candidate will assist the director and manager with social media curation, planning fundraising drives, and researching the marketplace for best development practices.

Download the full Communications and Development Internship Description

Public Policy

MASSCreative’s public policy internship focuses on the legislation, regulations, and government strategies affecting the arts and cultural sector. Interns will research and analyze local and national trends in cultural policy, support MASSCreative’s efforts to achieve our policy platform goals, and work to educate lawmakers on the value of a thriving, equitable, and inclusive creative sector in Massachusetts.

Download the full Public Policy Internship Description

Location and Time Commitment

Internships at MASSCreative are 3-4 months and will require time in our offices in Boston as well as at events throughout the Commonwealth. 

MASSCreative can support interns working through career development programs within high schools, colleges, and graduate or community nonprofits. Interns not working through career development programs that offer financial assistance are eligible for a stipend. 

How to Apply

Email a resume, a writing sample, and one reference to Richeline ([email protected]) with your name in the subject line. 

People of color, women, and LGBTQIA+  applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

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