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Design Internship

Design Internship

Mass Poetry, a nonprofit poetry organization headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, seeks an individual with graphic design experience to serve in the role of Design Intern. 

Mass Poetry envisions a world where poetry catalyzes understanding & connection. We harness the power of words to engage and empower diverse communities across our commonwealth. Our innovative programs spark dialogue, connection, and self-expression. From serving as an arts-partner-in-residence at GrubStreet’s Center for Creative Writing to placing poets-in-residence in partner schools, Mass Poetry works to build a vibrant, inclusive community that lifts all voices.

From May 3 - 5, 2024, Mass Poetry will host the Write Here | Right Now | Speak Loud | Teen Spoken Word Festival in Boston’s Seaport. This year’s festival will feature workshops, a poetry slam, and will draw 100+ teens from across Massachusetts. Our design intern will support the design of festival materials. This position involves occasional travel to Mass Poetry’s headquarters in downtown Boston and requires approximately 8 hours per week, though the majority of the work will be remote in nature. A stipend of $350/month is provided. This position will run through May 9, 2024. 

The Design Intern is responsible for these primary responsibilities:

  • Design digital and print content for the Festival including social media posts, signage, promotional materials, and more;
  • Adhere to Mass Poetry’s brand and style when designing collateral;
  • Create digital content for display on Mass Poetry’s festival website;
  • Helps to prepare marketing and event materials;
  • Plans to work in-person at the Festival on May 3 - 5 in Boston, MA;
  • Complete other administrative tasks for Mass Poetry as needed

The ideal Design Intern candidate has experience:

  • Using the Canvas and the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, In Design);
  • Designing on-brand print and digital materials;
  • Solving problems quickly and creatively;
  • Multi-tasking with ease;
  • Working independently to meet tight deadlines;
  • Working well as a member of a team

**Please apply by March 4, 2024. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so we encourage applicants to apply early. To apply, please upload your materials via the web portal at 

For any questions, please contact us at

Mass Poetry aims to build a diverse, inclusive workplace that lifts all voices. As such, we strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.