Internships are now remote at BIG! We are only accepting highly motivated and qualified interns that can work remotely for the position below.

Emerson students interview BIG's ED, Kathy Bisbee

Brookline Interactive Group and the Public VR Lab is looking for interns! 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.

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

 
 
Students at VREcohack
VR Ecohack Winning Team: 2017

Social Media and TV Marketing Internship (remote work) – Click here to Apply

We are looking for motivated, creative, and outgoing applicants to enrich our marketing and social media campaigns to help us create awareness and increase viewership for our local Brookline cable channels! As an intern, you would also assist staff in raising awareness about our other media programs, including our classes, internships, and tools through our social media platforms, cable TV channels and newsletters. This role is instrumental in increasing our presence and gaining visibility for our service offerings for prospective members, viewers, donors, and clients.

Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate or graduate student studying communications, PR, marketing, or a related field
  • Experience with marketing, social media strategies or communications projects outside the classroom
  • Experience presenting and communicating design ideas and project goals
  • Ability to work within branding guidelines, and create messaging within the “voice” of the organization
  • Experience with production workflows, including shooting, editing and creating graphics
  • 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:
  • Use direct marketing and social media marketing tools to increase BIG’s audience
  • Help develop audiences for individual and block programming on BIG’s Channels
  • Create media promos and distribute to a variety of news and social media sources
  • 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 engage with our community members
  • Assist with event planning for monthly awareness events
  • Work directly with staff and submit for approval all campaign ideas and posts
  • Maintain identity consistency for Brookline Interactive and Public VR Labs identities
  • Although work is remote and generally very flexible, occasional evenings and weekends for special events may be required

 

Production Assistant Internship (partially remote) Click here to Apply

Looking to build your demo reel during COVID with mixed remote and socially-distant productions? Get experience in producing stimulating content by helping BIG create community-based media projects in and around the Brookline area. As a production intern, you will discover the world of media production through on-location shoots, audio and lighting set-up, and as well as editing footage and creating graphics. All productions will be socially distanced, and all COVID safety measures will be observed. 

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)
  • Experience with production workflows, including shooting, editing and creating graphics
  • 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:
  • Assist with field productions: set-up audio, lighting, video equipment and operate camera
  • May assist with studio productions, as deemed safe: set-up cameras, lighting, audio and sets
  • Edit productions in Adobe Premiere or other accessible software: create graphics, music, master audio, color correction, export and upload content
  • Produce promos and PSAs as directed by staff
  • Work directly with staff and submit work for approval all production projects
  • Maintain brand identity consistency for all Brookline Interactive Group projects
  • Work remotely to communicate with BIG staff throughout projects including pre- and post-production work 
  • Although work is partially remote and generally flexible, occasional evenings and weekends for special events may be required

 

 

VR/XR Internship (remote work) – Click here to Apply

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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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.