Community Engagement Undergraduate Internship

The Volunteer and Community Engagement department is devoted to advancing the Museum’s commitment to inclusion and broadening our impact in the community. Through a spectrum of community relations activities, we initiate, develop, and maintain an array of relationships that focus on both audience development and the communication of the MFA’s programs and resources with city and community-based organizations.

The Community Engagement intern will support the work of the Director of Volunteer and Community Engagement with a variety of projects and tasks. The intern will assist with community engagement through events and outreach activities. In this role, the intern will learn about how a major cultural institution builds and sustains relationships as well as connects with new and diverse constituents.


  • Assist with special projects and tasks related to the MFA’s community engagement strategy
  • Assist with community events and cultural celebrations
  • Maintain communication with external community partners
  • Provide support at both internal and external community meetings and events


  • Passionate interest in Program Development, Art, Community Relations and Public Affairs
  • Enrollment in an undergraduate degree program
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Experience working with teens/youth in a professional setting
  • Familiarity and experience with the non-profit sector, especially social and cultural organizations
  • Keen interest in community relationship building from a local and global perspective
  • Highly skilled in Microsoft Office software packages
  • Bi-lingual/multi-lingual skills a plus
  • Ability to commit to 12 to 15 hours per week through mid-April
  • Ability to attend orientation on either Wed, Jan 21, (6pm), or Wed, Feb 4, (10am or 6pm)  




Part Time


8.00 - 12.00 hours per week

Flexible within M-F, 9a-5p parameters


November 5, 2014


Volunteer and Community Engagement