Transition Internship Program - Boston Center for Independent Living

TIP INTERNS ARE:

BETWEEN THE AGES OF
16 AND 22

EAGER TO WORK

READY TO LEARN NEW
SKILLS

STRIVING TO GAIN
INDEPENDENCE

EXCITED ABOUT
WORKING WITH
OTHERS
TIP INTERNS WILL LEARN:

INTERVIEWING SKILLS

OFFICE ETIQUETTE

BUSINESS
COMMUNICATION

RESUME WRITING

SELF-ADVOCACY

DISCLOSURE OF
DISABILITY

CAREER POSSIBILITIES

ORGANIZATIONAL
SKILLS
Boston Center for
Independent Living
60 Temple Place, 5th Floor
Boston MA. 02111
Phone: 617-338-6665
Fax: 617-338-6661
www.bostoncil.org
E-mail:
Sally English, Director of Services
[email protected]
This program is sponsored by:
Transition
Internship
Program
www.mass.gov/mrc
Boston Center for Independent Living
Promoting Independence for People with
Disabilities.
www.supportunitedway.org/
WEEKLY SOFT SKILLS
WORKSHOPS
On Fridays during the program,
interns attend workshops on
topics such as:

Basic work skills and
etiquette

Self-advocacy

Disclosure of disability

Career exploration
TIP JOB COACHES
If you feel you may require some
assistance getting started at your
new job, you may request the
support of a job coach. TIP job
coaches work on-site with
interns to:

Reinforce on-the-job training

Encourage you to ask for any
reasonable accommodations
you need
At BCIL we know that finding a job
can be an overwhelming prospect,
especially if you have never had a
job before or need reasonable
accommodations. We also know
that youth with disabilities want
jobs as much as their non-disabled
peers do. The Transition
Internship Program (TIP) is
designed to help interns learn to
identify their work-related needs
and determine the best ways to
fulfill them.
INTERN WAGES
All TIP interns are paid through the
Boston Center for Independent
Living at a rate of $10/hour.
APPLICATION DEADLINES:
Completed applications must be
received by May 1st, 2015.
Please Note: Incomplete or late
applications will not be accepted.
PROGRAM START DATES:
Completed applications for the TIP
program must be received by
Friday May 1st, 2015. All potential
interns who complete an
application can expect an interview
with TIP staff. This will determine
if they are invited to interview at
one of our worksites. Worksites
will make the final hiring
decisions. Interns will work up to
twenty hours per week, including a
three-hour employment skills
workshop held at the BCIL office
every Friday.
At the end of the program, interns
will have gained valuable work
skills, knowledge about their own
abilities, and an understanding of
the way the employment world
works.
Program dates are to be determined
in accordance with the Boston Public
Schools’ 2015 schedule.
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