Apply: BBF 2021 Festival Internship Apps Now Open

Like books? Interested in going behind the scenes at New England’s premier literary event? The Boston Book Festival is seeking interns to help us prepare and execute the festival in October 2021. Given the circumstances of this year, we do not yet have all the details about what BBF 2021 will look like, so we are looking for interns who can be flexible as we determine how to host this beloved signature event in the city. 


For this year, we are looking for self-starters who have experience with the following: copywriting and editing; creating and maintaining documents and spreadsheets using Word, Excel, Google Drive, and Google Forms; and familiarity with website content management systems.

It would also be wonderful if you have familiarity with or a willingness to learn about: graphic design; social media marketing (on behalf of a brand, not just you!); communicating with media outlets and community organizations; and distributing marketing collateral.

We hope that you have excellent written and oral communication skills, are highly organized, motivated, project-oriented, willing to work on a team, and knowledgeable about and/or interested in some or all of the following: event production, logistics, project management, and (of course) literature! We really hope that you are fun, friendly, and eager to work with a small, committed group of people in a casual office environment. The good news/bad news is: everyone does everything! Some of it is boring but all of it is important.

The ideal candidate will be able to join the team in March and work through Thanksgiving 2021. Candidates can expect to work between 8 and 12 hours per week through May, and 12-15 hours per week through October. Hours and schedules are flexible; there may be evening hours for special events (plenty of advance notice will be given). We will be able to determine whether hours will be remote or in-person as we get closer to the internship start date.

We anticipate one evening event per month from March through August (some of these will likely be remote, so a good internet connection at home is key). You will also be expected to check your BBF email daily and respond as needed, even when you are not in the office. Boston Book Festival offices are located in Central Square, Cambridge.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Carlin Carr,, and please specify any restrictions. Candidates who are invited to interview will be asked to provide a writing sample. Applications are due February 15th.

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