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Operation ABLE of Greater Boston, Inc.
  • 98 North Washington Street, Suite 200, Boston, MA 02114
  • 617-542-4180
  • Work Experience | On-the-Job-Training
ABLE Internship
Program activities:

To provide students with skills upgrading, recent work experience, and current references, Operation A.B.L.E. offers a six-week internship component with an ABLE partner employer. The goal is to match the internship placement with the interests, career goals, and skill levels of each participant.  Placements are established in several industries including healthcare, education, hospitality, and the non-profit sector.  Participants work four days per week with the fifth day set aside for group” job clubs”.  An agreement is negotiated between ABLE and the employer as a means to structure the experience and to ensure that the placement complies with the training/career plan. The ABLE program manager provides regular follow-up with the employer to ensure a “good match” and deal with any issues that may arise at the worksite.

Program is offered in: English
Participant demographics:

Unemployed, economically disadvantaged individuals who need recent work experience, skills refinement, and current references to be able to compete for and secure employment.

Anticipated number of SNAP participants per year: 20
Total hours: 30
Program duration: 6 weeks
Rolling Admission: Yes
Program start dates: Program is open entry/exit.
Sample schedule:
HoursActivity TypeMonTueWedThuFriSatSun
9:00am - 3:00pmInternship
9:00am - 3:00pmIndividual Job Search and Group Workshops
9:00am - 3:00pmEmployer Workshops
Is the program offered remotely? Hybrid
Is public transportation available? Yes

Location information:

98 N Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02114Training site is located right across the street from North Station and conveniently accessible to Commuter Rail, bus lines, and the Orange and Green Line subways.
Additional information about location:

Operation ABLE of Greater Boston, Inc.,

Other requirements: 6th grade TABE Reading and Math | Motivated to work | Eligible for employment in US
Program is CORI friendly? Yes
Other outcomes: Employment/Promotion, Skills upgrading; confidence; experience; references; establishment of network.

Participant Supports:

Participant Support CategoryAll participantsAs needed
DTA SNAP Transportation Support
DTA SNAP Child Care Referral
Are there any out of pocket expenses for the participant? No
Do participants receive any pay? Not applicable

Contact Information

Program Liaison: Marilyn Piket
Telephone: 617-542-4180
Program code: OPA-WX-WBLI
ABAWD Qualifying? Yes