The mission of the Commonwealth Corps service internship program is to engage Massachusetts residents of all ages, backgrounds, and identities in direct service to strengthen communities, address critical needs, and increase volunteerism. Through hands-on experience, Commonwealth Corps members gain professional skills and valuable knowledge while positively impacting diverse communities in our state.
Commonwealth Corps members serve 10.5 months in a full- or half-time position at one of our host site partners in the areas of Economic Opportunity, Education, Health and Nutrition, or Youth Development. Joining Commonwealth Corps means becoming part of a diverse group of people across Massachusetts who share a common desire to discover their passion and build their network in the service to their communities and the Commonwealth.
The Massachusetts Service Alliance oversees the program and supports the host site partner agencies and members, while each host site partner manages its own member recruitment and selection. Specific postings for each position/host site are available on our website: bit.ly/JoinCommCorps.
*Half-time positions also available, see separate listing.
Health coverage, Living allowance, Stipend, Training
• Stipend of $900 every other week while in service, up to $18,900, minus taxes and withholdings;
• Health insurance (individual coverage only, no monthly premium);
• Member assistance program, including unlimited, confidential, 24/7, phone counseling services and up to three free, in-person counseling sessions, plus a lot more;
• Completion award of up to $3,000 upon successful completion of service, minus taxes and withholdings;
• Training and other professional development opportunities, including outside training stipend up to $100;
• Limited reimbursement for travel to Corps-wide MSA-sponsored activities;
• Limited travel reimbursement from their host site for certain service-related travel away from their usual service location, according to that agency's policies;
• The opportunity for at least 10 days of planned absences (may include holidays);
• Opportunity to join with others with a common sense of purpose as part of the Commonwealth Corps service internship program; and
• Any other benefits specified by the host site.
Please note that receipt of these stipends/benefits may impact an individual’s eligibility for certain public benefits.
Less than High School Completed
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
To serve as a Commonwealth Corps member, you must be:
• A Massachusetts Resident (see guidelines on our website) with legal authorization to work in the United States
• 18 years of age or older, however we typically have members ranging from 18 – 70+ years old
• Excited to give back to your community and help others
• Interested in developing your skills and gaining new professional experience and knowledge
• Able to balance service internship commitments with personal commitments in a sustainable way
• Able to meet host site-specific qualifications detailed in their individual position description
English, Creole, Portuguese, Spanish
Subject to criminal background check