Apply by 4/1: Design Intern

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 5th – 7th, 2023, Mass Poetry will host the Massachusetts Poetry Festival in Salem, MA. This year’s festival will feature more than 75 events and poets from across the nation. 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 12 hours per week, though the majority of the work will be remote in nature. A stipend of $500/month is provided. This position will run through May 15, 2023. 

The Design Intern is responsible for these primary responsibilities:

  • Design digital and print content for the Massachusetts Poetry 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 the Massachusetts Poetry Festival on May 5th – 7th in Salem, MA;
  • Complete other administrative tasks for Mass Poetry as needed

The ideal Design Intern candidate has experience:

  • Using the Canva 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 April 1, 2023. 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 [email protected]

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.