The Brattle Film Foundation depends on its interns and volunteers for help with all aspects of the organization, from helping to write grant proposals to tearing tickets in the theatre.

Volunteer Positions

Volunteer positions are generally available on a rolling basis. Use the form at the bottom of this page to provide us with information about your interests and availability.


We’re always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help usher, and in return you’ll get to watch free movies and be loved and appreciated by your favorite theatre! Minimum commitment is one night weekly for two months. Use the form below to apply.


The Brattle can use your help to prepare engaging essays for our upcoming features and repertory film series. The Brattle Theatre Film Notes blog features dozens of essays written by film students, aficionados, and critics, and provides an opportunity for our audience to make deeper connections with the films we play. Please provide a link to online writing samples when filling out the form below.

Intern Positions

Each semester’s fresh faces become next year’s old friends as our interns go on to further study or careers in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York… but they are always welcome to say hello when they’re back in town. Become part of a talented and enthusiastic group of people working to make The Brattle Theatre one of the best non-profit cinemas in the country.

Internships for the current semester are generally filled in advance, but please feel free to contact us for consideration at a future date. Use the form at the bottom of this page to provide us with information about your interests and availability.

Please Note: The development position is currently filled thru summer 2020. Those wishing to apply for a position during fall 2020 are encouraged to complete the form below.

NEW! Classic Brattle Intern

Assist Creative and Associate Directors with marketing, outreach, and general administrative duties related to our Classic Brattle program, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Cabot Family Charitable Trust, which includes our Elements of Cinema program and Film Notes blog.

Internship duties include film and marketing research; email communication with partners, participants and intended audiences; data entry, general office filing, and work with foundation collections as appropriate.

The goal of this internship is to provide you with hands-on experience related to film curation and programming, from inception to execution. An interest in working in that field or one related to film programming is a plus.

Position is 10 hours a week, plus some evening hours to attend selected programs.

The ideal candidate will have:
• Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment
• Ability to maintain an established work schedule
• Effectively use organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow through
• Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and internet research tools
• A working knowledge of film theory and history

How to apply
To apply, email a cover letter and resume to Kate Fitzpatrick, Associate Director, Brattle Film Foundation: [email protected].

No phone calls, please. Only qualified applicants will be contacted.

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