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We are now accepting internship and fellowship applications!

Emerson students interview our Executive Director, Kathy Bisbee
Emerson students interview BIG’s ED, Kathy Bisbee
Brookline Interactive Group and the Public VR Lab is looking for interns for 2019-20! Work with state-of-the-art traditional and emerging media equipment! Gain valuable hands-on experience, learn from a fun and supportive staff, and be a part of an active non-profit organization with a focus on community-based dialogue, media and engagement! We’re excited to support interns and their goals around collaborative workflow processing, project management, and mentor interns as they move to full-time professional work.
Students at VREcohack
VR Ecohack Winning Team: 2017

Interns work 8-12 hours a week for a total of 200 hours, but we can be flexible for college course requirements. All interns and fellows will work on BIG and Public VR Lab projects. BIG is open to hiring anyone looking for hands-on work experience including youth, seniors or other people not currently enrolled in school or recently graduated, but we do expect a high-level of competence and dedication to each intern position regardless of needing school or program-credit.

Salaries not offered for internships but benefits include (in special cases where funding is available, we are able to offer modest stipends):

  • Annual BIG Membership with access to Studio, Field, Editing and VR Equipment (value $100)
  • BIG Classes (value up to $250)
  • Access to cutting edge VR equipment, and our innovative storytelling and production classes 
  • Professional support and mentoring from staff
  • Professional development opportunities outside of BIG such as local conferences

Join the team at our cutting-edge facility next to the Boston Brookline Hills T stop. To apply, please email a cover letter, resume and a reel/work samples to education@brooklineinteractive.org

VR/XR Internship

Work with the first publicly-funded VR/XR Lab to make VR more accessible! Get hands-on experience and explore the artistic, technical and social implications of immersive technologies such as 360 degree video, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR) and extended reality (XR). Fellowships available for highly experienced individuals wishing to focus on a specific project.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student studying emerging media, communications, software/gaming development, or a related field
  • Experience on VR/AR/XR projects in and outside the classroom
  • Experience with 360 production and/or Ambisonic sound production, or coding for emerging media in tools such as Unity, A-frame, or user-interface.
  • Ability to work alone and in a team
  • Solid communication skills and the ability to interact in an efficient and positive manner

Responsibilities Include:

  • Work on projects related to VR/AR/XR
  • Assist with field, or editing productions as assigned
  • Assist with VR Open House demos and other VR engagement events
  • Solicit diverse interviews for ArrivalVR projects and assist on productions
  • Assist in teaching VR workshops
  • Occasional weeknight and weekend hours

 

Production Internship

Get experience in producing stimulating content by helping BIG facilitate diverse community dialogues through media projects. As a production intern, you will discover the world of media production through studio production, on-location shoots, audio and lighting set-up, dressing sets and producing and editing footage in Adobe Premiere. Build an impressive demo reel working on community-based projects.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or Graduate student in Visual Arts, Media Technology, Production, Film Studies, Broadcast Journalism or related field
  • Video production experience
  • Knowledge of editing software (Adobe Premiere and/or Final Cut)
  • Ability to work alone and in a team
  • Solid communication skills and the ability to interact in an efficient and positive manner

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist with field productions: set-up audio, lighting, video equipment and operate camera
  • Assist with studio productions: set-up cameras, lighting, audio, sets and direct production
  • Edit productions in Adobe Premiere: create graphics, music, master audio, color correction, export, compress, and create DVDs
  • Produce promos and PSAs as directed by staff
  • Occasional weeknight and weekend hours

 

Graphic Arts Internship

We are searching for a creative person for a hands-on graphic design internship. Interns will work closely with our team on how to ideate and create content for a variety of traditional and immersive media projects as well as gain hands-on experience about how a team works at a nonprofit. This design rockstar should have strong attention to detail, the ability to take direction, a high degree of professionalism, and be wildly creative.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student studying graphic design or animation
  • Proficiency with Adobe Suite
  • Passion for clean design, typography, and color theory, desire to solve problems in an innovative manner, and eagerness to learn and grow
  • Experience presenting and communicating design ideas and project goals
  • Self-motivated to explore new technologies, programs, and techniques
  • Ability to work alone and in a team
  • Solid communication skills and the ability to interact in an efficient and positive manner

Responsibilities Include:

  • Create promotional print materials such as flyers, banners, brochures, etc.
  • Design and produce TV graphics and motion graphics for television productions
  • Design web graphics and edit web pages for our website
  • Design graphics for social media
  • Assist with brand consistency for Brookline Interactive and Public VR Labs identities
  • Develop marketing materials for workshops and events

 

Social Media and Marketing Internship

We are looking for a motivated, outgoing applicants to help us enrich our marketing and social media program! As an intern, you would assist staff raising awareness about our media programs, including our classes, internships, tools, and help us manage our social media channels. This role is instrumental in increasing our social media presence and gaining visibility for our service offerings for prospective members, donors, and clients.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student studying communications, PR, marketing, or a related field
  • Develop marketing, social media strategies or communications projects outside the classroom
  • Experience presenting and communicating design ideas and project goals
  • Self-motivated to explore new technologies, programs, and techniques
  • Ability to work alone and in a team
  • Solid communication skills and the ability to interact in an efficient and positive manner

Responsibilities Include:

  • Organize BIG’s booth presence at public events to increase brand awareness 
  • Assist with event planning for monthly awareness events
  • Cultivate and create content for BIG’s online blogs/social media accounts that generate buzz for upcoming programs and organizational initiatives
  • Contribute to and help manage social channels, schedule and monitor posts, review analytics to inform strategy, and engaging with our community members.
  • Create media promos and distribute to a variety of news and social media sources
  • Maintain identity consistency for Brookline Interactive and Public VR Labs identities
  • Occasional weeknight and weekend hours

 

Fundraising and Grant-Writing Internship

Interested in getting experience raising money for non-profits and causes your care about? In this internship you will work with our team to post events and announcements to websites, engage the community during tours, promote underwriting packages and cultivate businesses and organizations to acquire sponsorships, help with event planning, and most importantly research and assist in writing grants that help support community, youth and VR/XR media programs. Other tasks might include contacting donors, writing letters and newsletter updates, supporting volunteers at events.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student studying development, grant-writing, fundraising or a related field
  • Highly motivated, self-directed and has good initiative; asks questions when needs direction, and is pro-active
  • Strong organizational skills, flexibility, creativity, and confidence, is able to communicate with a diverse community
  • Experience on development/fundraising projects in or outside the classroom
  • Experience writing grants, and/or have excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work alone and in a team
  • Solid communication skills and the ability to interact in an efficient and positive manner

Responsibilities Include:

  • Research grants and grant-writing tools
  • Assist with writing and applying for grants to fundraise for organization initiatives
  • Assist with generating donations and cultivating donors
  • Help manage events and fundraisers
  • Occasional weeknight and weekend hours

 

BIG's Public VR Lab Collaborated with the Boston Globe in 2017
BIG’s Public VR Lab Collaborated with the Boston Globe in 2018

Fellowship and internship candidates in the following areas are encouraged to apply online here!

Our fellowships include an intensive four-month mentorship with local media arts innovators, as well as full access to the resources at Brookline Interactive and the Public VR Lab (the first publicly-funded VR/XR lab in the United States) including our technology library (and access to our extended equipment library from Boston VR and regional HMD reps), XR media lab, audio and production studios, workspace and staff support.