The mission of the Commonwealth Corps service internship program is to engage Massachusetts residents of all ages and backgrounds in direct service to strengthen communities and address unmet community needs. The Commonwealth Corps provides opportunities for skill building, leadership development, and encourages and enhances a lifelong civic vocation for Corps members. Corps members provide direct service, build capacity, and recruit, organize and mobilize additional volunteers, thus building a grassroots movement of volunteers dedicated to service.
Commonwealth Corps members serve for 10.5 months in a half-time capacity* at one of 16 Host Site Partners in the areas of Economic Opportunity/Workforce Development, Education, Health & Nutrition, or Youth Development/Youth Violence Prevention.
What all Corps Members have in common is a desire to put their talents and ideas to use in the service of their communities and the Commonwealth. Although members connect across the Massachusetts as part of a statewide Corps, each host site has different roles and goals for its members.
For a full list of host site organizations and position descriptions please visit: bit.ly/JoinCommCorps.
*Full-time positions also available, see separate listing.
Half-time Commonwealth Corps members, with 750 hours of service required, receive a taxable biweekly (every other week) stipend for the time they’re actively in service of $375, up to $7,875, minus taxes and withholdings.
Half-time members are also eligible, upon satisfactory completion of length of term/hours of service, for a taxable completion award (not restricted to education) up to $1,250 (minus taxes and withholdings).
Less than High School Completed
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
• Massachusetts residency and legal authorization to work in the United States
• 18 years of age or older
• Experience with or interest in volunteerism and community engagement
• Ability to balance service commitment with other family/work/school/community commitments in a sustainable way
• Site-specific qualifications detailed in their individual position descriptions
*Additional qualifications, including education level, varies for each Host Site, ranging from GED/HiSET to Bachelor's degree.
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check