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Project Place, Inc.
  • 1145 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02118
  • 617-542-3740
  • Work Experience | Internship
Industry Internship Program
Program activities:

The Industry Internship Program (IIP) is a 4 -week credentialing and on-the-job training program. IIP serves as an introduction to the agency’s transitional employment by allowing participants to put the soft and hard skills associated with employment in place through on-the-job training in one of Project Place’s three social enterprises. Participants gain knowledge and experience in one of the following industries: janitorial and maintenance, logistics and vending, food production and manufacturing.

During the credentialing portion of the program, clients attend industry specific classroom-based training to reinforce skills and work to obtain an industry recognized credential in Customer Services through the National Retail Federation Foundation. Additionally, clients can explore job opportunities and career pathways during employment lab and benefit from 1:1 case management services. Quarterly certifications for ServSafe, Mass Allergen, OSHA10 and Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) are also offered to IIP participants.

Upon completion of the 4-week program, client has the opportunity to enroll in one of the agency’s three social enterprises.

Program is offered in: English
Participant demographics:

Individuals experiencing homelessness, housing instability, and very low-income individuals.

Anticipated number of SNAP participants per year: 50
Total hours: 25
Information About Program Hours: Average weekly hours of 25, can range from 15-39 hours
Program duration: 4 weeks
Rolling Admission: No
Number of cycles: 12
Program start dates: April 8th, May 6th, June 3rd
Sample schedule:
HoursActivity TypeMonTueWedThuFriSatSun
9:00am-2:00pmOn the Job Training
10:00am-12:30pmCustomer Service Class
9:00am-10:00amEnrichment Workshop
10:00am-12:30pmEmployment Lab
Other Schedule Information: Clients also must meet with their case managers weekly, and there is also independent study for homework and Customer Service practice tests and office hours.
Is the program offered remotely? Hybrid
Is public transportation available? Yes

Location information:

1145 Washington Street Boston, MA 02118Accessible via public transportation by the Orange, Silver, and Red lines as well as the Commuter Rail.
Additional information about location:

Customer Service Class and enrichment workshops are taught live on zoom. Employment Lab and On the Job Training is conducted in-person at Project Place.

Other requirements: Must be committed to supporting a community of recovery.
Program is CORI friendly? Yes
Anticipated outcomes: Industry Internship Program
Other outcomes: Stackable Credential(s), Employment/Promotion, Industry skills gain, Clients attend daily classroom- based training in order to build the documents necessary to implement a successful job sear

Participant Supports:

Participant Support CategoryAll participantsAs needed
DTA SNAP Child Care Referral
Test/License Fees
Books/supplies (Customer Service & Sales Class)
Are there any out of pocket expenses for the participant? No
Do participants receive any pay? Stipend

Contact Information

Program Liaison: Victoria Patlajan
Telephone: 617-542-3740
Program code: PPI-WBLI
ABAWD Qualifying? Yes