Vocational Rehab Counselor (VRC) Intern

[In-Person, Flexible Schedule Available]

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

Someone who is interested in working with and making a difference in the lives of students aged 14 to 19 for the duration of the rehab summer youth programs and later with the rehab adult program. This individual will provide professional experience and Job Coaching services, such as job seeking skills, resume preparation and interviewing, to enable students to build confidence in seeking their own internships or jobs in nearby communities.


  • Carry a caseload of a two or more clients (depending on schedule)
  • Provide job seeking skills to both individual clients and in a group client setting.
  • A client lesson may include: resume preparation, interview skills, use of LinkedIn etc.
  • Produce a professional summary on vocational goals, as discussed with the client.
  • Attend and present updates on period Case Management meetings with the CCB Team.
  • Present a client’s final meeting with the CCB team, family and Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors.
  • Compose an end of program professional Vocational Report (summary and recommendations) for each client you work with.
  • Job Coach  prepares and supports blind teens and young adults for future employment in community settings. Individuals in the vocational program at the Carroll Center for the Blind participate in community-based job placements to prepare for future employment. 
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.


  • Enrolled in/ possess Bachelor’s or Master’s degree level VRC, or related degree (i.e. Psychology, Human Services).
  • Work experience with people who have vision loss or other disabilities desired.
  • Ability to travel on public transportation and/or drive your own car is a plus.
  • Great communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Demonstrates professional demeanor and great work ethic.

How To Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete the application form (linked below) and also email a cover letter and resume to hr@carroll.org. Should you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please email hr@carroll.org 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 for all. Our mission and impact shines bright on all.