Big Heavy World has been promoting and archiving the Burlington music scene since 1996. Our longevity and success is due to participation by volunteers and interns who share our extreme enthusiasm; we wouldn't exist without their support.
High school juniors and seniors, students outside the normal school system, adults with an interest in music, and college students can connect any time to get involved - projects range from street teaming to record label distribution, shows, photography, the music library, pretty much anything relating to music in Vermont. And if you like it here, you can stay. :)
Our internship program allows a greater level of freedom and creativity than one might expect, but also demands a high level of responsibility and dedication to each mission. As a supervised work experience for academic credit, Big Heavy World internships guarantee personal and professional development. Students or Internship Coordinators can contact James Lockridge at (802) 865-1140,
Big Heavy World has worked with volunteer crew from most local high schools, colleges, and alternative schools, a bunch of out-of-state colleges, Linking Learning to Life, Spectrum Youth & Family Services, the Community Justice Center, the Vermont Division for the Blind & Visually Impaired, and other community groups that like to discover fun and productive places to point their kidz.
Here's a list of some of the 'positions' at Big Heavy World. They include the music library/shop and radio station. They're set up to reflect what you'd expect from an internship, but are there for straight-up volunteers to help with, too: