APPLY NOW & POSITION DESCRIPTIONS

 

 
Over the years, Commonwealth Land Trust has benefitted from the talents and dedication of hundreds of volunteers and interns. They greatly enhance the services we provide to our residents and are a constant inspiration to our staff.

 

To apply for a volunteer or internship position at CLT, please review our position descriptions below and send your resume and cover letter to: jmarquez@commonwealthlandtrust.org.

 

Please note the position you are applying for in your cover letter and describe your interest in joining our team. Our list of position descriptions is not exhaustive. If your skill set does not match the opportunities listed below, then describe your educational/vocational background, areas of interest, and project ideas in your cover letter.

 

 

 

CASE MANAGEMENT INTERN

 
The Case Management Department of Commonwealth Land Trust helps our residents to overcome the challenges that led them to the streets and manage their health care needs. Case management interns greatly enhance the services we provide to our residents. They meet with clients, provide informal counseling, coordinate activities, and lead group educational sessions. In addition, they help to identify area resources like financial assistance, food stamps, furniture, and clothing, and help residents to access them.

 

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

 

  • Meet with clients and provide informal counseling
  • Complete progress notes, intakes, and other required documentation
  • Draft quarterly newsletters, informing residents of building events, local activities, and outside resources
  • Identify area resources such as soup kitchens, community centers, financial assistance, food stamps, mental health counseling, furniture, clothing, and free activities, and help residents to access them
  • Coordinate group trips to places like the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Aquarium, and Arnold Arboretum
  • Coordinate or lead in-house events (movie nights, game nights, book clubs, walking clubs, yoga classes, substance abuse and relapse prevention groups, nutrition and health classes, support groups, meditation classes, etc.)

 

Supervision:  Ongoing supervision will be provided by case management staff

 

Number of Openings:  Flexible

 

Hourly requirements:

 

  • 16 hours/week; 3 month minimum time commitment in the summer
  • 16 hours/week; 6 month minimum time commitment in the fall/spring

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal skills
  • Punctuality and reliability
  • Bilingual capability (Spanish-English) is helpful
  • Prefer college graduate or undergraduate/graduate students in social work, counseling psychology, education, public health, or gender/women’s studies

 

 

SUPPORTIVE HOUSING INTERN 

 
The Supportive Housing Department of Commonwealth Land Trust supports our organization’s mission to end homelessness by assisting prospective residents through the application process and supporting current residents in their efforts to remain housed. Supportive housing interns assist residents and applicants with required paperwork. They give tours of our properties and explain our programs to prospective residents. Supportive housing interns acquire a great degree of knowledge about affordable housing and homelessness in Massachusetts.

 

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

 

  • Leading tours of our different properties
  • Disseminating information to prospective applicants
  • Fielding general resident concerns
  • Assisting with annual recertifications
  • General office duties such as faxing, filing, and copying
  • Revision and translation of forms
  • Collecting demographic data
  • Creating resident newsletters

 

Supervision:  Ongoing supervision will be provided by supportive housing managers

 

Number of Openings:  Two

 

Hourly requirements:

 

  • 16 hours/week; 3 month minimum time commitment in the summer
  • 8 hours/week; 6 month minimum time commitment in the fall/spring

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Attention to detail
  • Punctuality and reliability
  • Superior writing ability
  • Superior research skills
  • Bilingual capability (Spanish-English) is helpful
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal skills
  • Prefer college graduate or undergraduate/graduate students in social work, counseling psychology, education, public health, or gender/women’s studies

 

 

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT INTERN

 
The executive assistant intern will work in Commonwealth Land Trust’s Administration Department, which supports our mission to end homelessness by completing research, development, and capacity building projects. The executive assistant intern will complete a diverse array of tasks and work in a casual office environment. We have a friendly dog named Sophie that hangs out in the back office.

 

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

 

  • Assist President & CEO with research projects
  • Research real estate development opportunities
  • Research prices and collect bids for equipment, supplies, and materials
  • Solicit material donations from corporations
  • Research grant opportunities

 

Supervision:  Ongoing supervision will be provided by our president & CEO

 

Number of Openings:  One

 

Hourly requirements:  1 day (8 hours)/week ** Must be either Monday or Friday

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Attention to detail
  • Flexibility
  • Punctuality and reliability
  • Superior writing ability
  • Superior research skills
  • Bilingual capability (Spanish-English) is helpful
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal skills

 

 

OPERATIONS & DEVELOPMENT INTERN

 

The operations & development intern will work in Commonwealth Land Trust’s Administration Department, which supports our mission to end homelessness by completing research, development, and capacity building projects. The operations & development intern will complete a diverse array of tasks and work in a casual office environment. We have a friendly dog named Sophie that hangs out in the back office.

 

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

 

  • Research real estate development opportunities
  • Research and evaluate compliance with Massachusetts General Laws, the Massachusetts Building Code, and the Federal Register
  • Research and implement improvements to communications systems
  • Review and audit files
  • Research prices and collect bids for equipment, supplies, and materials
  • Solicit material donations from corporations
  • Research grant opportunities

 

Supervision:  Ongoing supervision will be provided by CLT’s operations & development manager

 

Number of Openings:  One

 

Hourly requirements:  1 day (8 hours)/week

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Attention to detail
  • Flexibility
  • Punctuality and reliability
  • Superior writing ability
  • Superior research skills
  • Bilingual capability (Spanish-English) is helpful
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal skills

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS & GRANTS INTERN

 
The communications & grants intern will work in Commonwealth Land Trust’s Administration Department, which supports our mission to end homelessness by completing research, development, and capacity building projects. The communications & grants intern will complete a diverse array of tasks and work in a casual office environment. We have a friendly dog named Sophie that hangs out in the back office.

 

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

 

  • Research applicable grants
  • Update foundations/grants database
  • Report on existing grants
  • Assist in crafting new grant applications
  • Update social media content
  • Create website content
  • Assist in recruiting interns and volunteers

 

Supervision:  Ongoing supervision will be provided by our communications & grants manager

 

Number of Openings:  One

 

Hourly requirements:  1 day (8 hours)/week

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Attention to detail
  • Flexibility
  • Punctuality and reliability
  • Superior writing ability
  • Superior research skills
  • Bilingual capability (Spanish-English) is helpful
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal skills

 

 

FINANCE INTERN

 

The Finance Department of Commonwealth Land Trust supports our organization’s mission to end homelessness by managing our fiscal operations and completing capacity building projects. Finance interns assist with a diverse array of projects and work in a casual office environment. We have a friendly dog named Sophie that hangs out in the back office.

 

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

Basic Finance Tasks

  • Enter expenses into Timberline (our accounting software)
  • Allocate expenses to different properties
  • Prepare checks
  • Maintain electronic and paper filing system
  • Database management

 

Advanced Projects

  • General ledger reconciliation
  • Payroll preparation and review
  • Construction in progress analysis
  • Financial statement preparation and review
  • Tax return preparation and review

 

Supervision:  Ongoing supervision will be provided by our finance manager and finance assistant

 

Number of Openings:  Two

 

Hourly requirements:  10 hours/week; 6 month minimum time commitment

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Attention to detail
  • Flexibility
  • Punctuality and reliability
  • Prefer college student in finance, accounting, or office administration management