Interested in helping Future Boston Alliance?  We are looking for interns, so keep reading to get more info!

What is FBA?

Founded by Karmaloop CEO, Future Boston Alliance is a non-profit organization seeking to revolutionize our city’s creative economy.  By advocating for new talent and businesses and holding educational events, we aim to make Boston a hub for collaboration, innovation, and culture.

What does FBA do?

FBA will invite Bostonians to affect change by providing three factors critical to increase involvement: 1) education, 2) relevance, and 3) models to change the system.  The website will be a technical expression of the FBA community and in person events will help deepen FBA’s relationship with its members.

The site and events will be the space for members to promote their solutions and for partners to promote their ongoing campaigns and cutting edge research on other world class cities.  By providing a space to explore proven practices in bringing a city into the 21st century we hope to ignite Bostonians to get involved and change their city.

Interns invest their time and energy in three main areas:

  1. Research; public policy and urban planning
  2. Content creation for website; focused on building creative economies, bettering transportation and expanding culture in Boston
  3. Support campaign execution; events, panels and gaming 

Job Description

Position Title: Research Intern
Reports to: Assigned Director
Term: To be discussed with Assigned Director, however, must be a minimum commitment of 3 months. 

Basic Purpose:

To assist the Future Boston Alliance Staff in daily responsibilities and in affecting public policy decisions made by the City of Boston and its Administration on issues of concern to the Future Boston Alliance Regions and membership organizations.

Principal Responsibilities:

  1. Work with supervisor to research, track and advocate for or against legislation and other policy initiatives of concern to the Future Boston Alliance.
  2. Researches and provides information on public policy issues, including recommendations and resources for actions, organizations and website.
  3. Work with the supervisor and members of the Future Boston Alliance to raise the visibility of advocacy work within the organization and the general public.
  4. Assists in the planning and execution of conferences and events sponsored or cosponsored by the Future Boston Alliance.
  5. Assists in maintenance and posting daily blog updates on the FBA website;
  6. Create content for all social media platforms
  7. Maintains professional relationship with members and staff.
  8. Performs other duties as directed.
  9. Strives to apply the principles of nonviolence, including practicing accountability, in all of the responsibilities above.


Applicants must be 18 years old by the start of the internship. Priority will be given to young adults, and students. People with disabilities and candidates who identify as a person of color, Hispanic/Latino and/or B/G/L/T are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will have good written and verbal communication skills; research skills; passion for both advocacy and social justice; the ability to work independently; and some experience with an organization and some type of justice organizing.

Deadline: Applications will be received on an ongoing basis until position is filled.

Application Process:

All materials should be word-processed and emailed; but they must be formatted in Word and not pasted in. We will confirm that we have received your application, so if you do not hear from us please follow up. Applicants are required to submit the following:

  • Cover Letter: 1-2 pages explaining why you are passionate about all three aspects of the program;
  • Resume: 1-2 page summary of your education, job experience, and justice work.
  • Writing sample: 1-2 pages that shows you can write well (we strongly prefer writing samples with content and structure relevant to this job – i.e. persuasive writing, letters to the editor or letters to elected officials/people in power, faith statements, etc.)
  • Two references, preferably from professor or previous employer.

Applications may be directed to

Help your application by learning more about our organization.
The best way to keep up with the Future Boston Alliance is to join our network.  Check out our blog at, find us on Facebook at, and follow us on Twitter @FutureBostonAll #FBA.


About Future Boston Alliance

Future Boston Alliance is a non-profit organization seeking to revolutionize our city's creative economy. By advocating for new talent and businesses and holding educational events, we aim to make Boston a hub for collaboration, innovation, and culture.

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