Human Resources Intern

[8-10 hours/week, Hybrid]

*In-person 1 day/week

About Us

Each year, the Carroll Center for the Blind helps nearly 1,300 blind or visually impaired children, adults and senior citizens gain the skills they need to live active and fulfilling lives. Our Newton campus houses our rehabilitation program, computer training classes, low vision store, and administrative offices. A large portion of our programs are services conducted in public schools, students’ homes, and their communities.

Who We Seek

Are you looking to engage in a nonprofit organization, make an impact, and explore the field of Human Resources (HR) and Project Management?

If so, this is the perfect internship opportunity for you!

Position Summary

As an HR Intern, you will work with a small but mighty HR team. The benefit of working with our HR team is that you will be exposed to a variety of HR and Project Management related assignments and initiatives. You will also learn how each facet contributes to the organization as a whole and therefore, drives our mission to help our clients achieve independence. This individual will be involved in HR related efforts, such as supporting our employee recognition programs, streamlining the documentation retention process, and recruitment. Additionally, the HR Intern will receive first-hand experience learning about the operations of The Carroll Center’s Volunteer and SailBlind programs  Although this position is unpaid, the experience is invaluable!


Human Resources:

  • Draft content for our monthly HR newsletter.
  • Research and help plan monthly employee recognition ideas or events.
  • Contribute to digitization efforts related to background checks, I9 forms, benefit files etc.
  • Conduct audits of personnel files and other employment related documentation.
  • Opportunity to observe and/or participate in the recruitment process, including candidate interviews and reference calls.

Program & Project Management (SailBlind & Volunteer Programs):

  • Understand the foundational components of each program. Learn how to evaluate current programs and build project plans to achieve future program goals.
  • Identify contact information for local sailing programs or yacht clubs.
  • Prepare ideas for SailBlind social media content, while also analyzing competitors.
  • Participate in onshore volunteer recruitment efforts.
  • Attend monthly virtual SailBlind Ambassador Committee Meetings (if available).
  • Support operations related to both programs.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in human resources, business, or business administration.
  • Proficiency with Google and Microsoft Suite required.
  • Strong organizational skills, demonstrated ability to respect confidential and sensitive information, and attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work both collaboratively with a team and independently.

How To Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete the application form (linked below). Should you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please email and we will be happy to assist you.

The Carroll Center for the Blind is a private, non-profit agency located in Newton, Massachusetts that serves persons of All Ages and All Stages of Vision Loss. We are close to Boston, Cambridge, Wellesley, Watertown, Waltham, Allston/Brighton, and on public transit routes.
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The Carroll Center for the Blind (CCB) is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and always fosters acceptance for everyone. We offer fair opportunities to all qualified persons in recruitment and selection, employment, compensation and benefits, professional development and training, transfers, promotions, social activities, and the use of CCB’s facilities. CCB welcomes all qualified applicants and ensures that everyone will receive equal consideration for employment and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, color, religion, national origin, mental or physical disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, military, or veteran status, political or union affiliation, or any other categories protected by Federal or State law. The CCB culture embraces both the law and a work environment that is safe, positive, diverse, inclusive, and equitable. Our mission and impact shines brightly on all.