General Publications Marketing & Product Development Internship

General Publications

Are you interested in marketing, advertising, and business? Excited about exploring new marketing initiatives? Are you organized, a strong researcher, and good with detail and follow-through? If the answer is yes, this position offers an in-depth look at marketing and product management, and the opportunity to be part of a dynamic team overseeing a diverse product line and developing and marketing new products.

About the department of General Publications

The General Publications (GP) department is responsible for all of the products sold in Reading Rooms that aren’t Mary Baker Eddy’s writings or the periodicals. Our product suite includes Bible reference materials, biographies about Mary Baker Eddy, hymnals, music CDs, article compilations, children’s products, markers/chalk, and more.


  • Learn about and contribute to the activities of the GP Cross-Functional Team (consisting of members across multiple departments, following an agile work-model to address the various needs of the department)

  • Participate in product development in a variety of different areas

  • Receive training in analysis (spreadsheet creation, analysis, and interpretation of sales information, etc.)

  • Help identify new advertising and marketing initiatives for the entire suite of GP products

    • Seasonal promotional materials

    • Ad campaigns for print and online, including writing ad copy and providing input on design direction

    • Collateral materials for Reading Rooms (communication, posters, flyers, etc.)

  • Assist with filing, organizing, proofing, and other activities essential to department work-flow

Qualifications & Desired Qualities:

  • Commitment to Christian Science and interest in sharing its healing message

  • Familiarity with products offered in Reading Rooms is beneficial

  • Progress towards a degree in Marketing, Business, or similar fields (or demonstrated experience and/or interest in those areas)

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Organized, detail-oriented, self-starter, capable of multitasking

  • Team player who can accomplish tasks independently

  • Strong writing skills, interest and/or experience in music, art, or graphic design a plus

How to apply

Fill out the online application and email us your resume and a cover letter at Applications are due February 18, 2020. Applicants will be notified by the end of the month.

Program Dates: May 26 - August 7 (11 weeks)

Compensation: Interns will not receive pay or compensation but will receive a living stipend of $300 per week to help offset the cost of living in Boston. They will also be housed near The Mother Church, free of charge, for the duration of the program. The living stipend and housing are taxable benefits. Interns who are Mother Church members and are returning to school after the internship program will be eligible to receive an Albert Baker Fund educational grant award after their successful completion of the program.

Questions: If you have questions about this program, please contact TMC Youth tmcyouthintern@christianscience.com1-617-450-3700 or 1-800-288-7090 ext. 3700 (toll-free)