Internship/Volunteer Opportunities

Supervised by: Shelter Director

Roles and Responsibility: The role of the Shelter Intern is to provide support at the shelter and the Community-Based Service office. Responsibilities will include assisting the shelter staff and the Community Based Service staff in various activities and projects. Must be able to commit at least 3 months (6 months to one year preferred) for 15 hours/week (20-35 hours preferred).

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Manage a client’s case under the close supervision by staff
  • Cover the hotline shift
  • Accompany clients to appointments
  • Assist clients with housing search, job search, directions, and anything else they may need
  • Teach life skills (transportation, grocery, computer, library, etc)
  • Plan in-house activities and/or field trips for women, children and families
  • Develop and conducting age appropriate activities for children that are not yet enrolled in daycare/school
  • Provide child care while residents are in meetings (evening) or at appointments
  • Provide office support (answer phones, file, errands)
  • Maintain playroom, donation room, supply room, and food pantry
  • Solicit donations as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

*Note: Shelter Intern can be assigned to a specifically designed project.


  • Ability to take the initiative, and to work independently and as a team player
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Commitment to our agency’s mission of elimination of domestic violence and to strengthen Asian communities
  • A sense of humor

FAX or email your application and resume to:
Perrie Mo
Shelter Manager
P.O. Box 120108
Boston, MA 02112
Fax: (617) 338-2359

Job Title: Finance and Administrative Intern

Reports to: Manager of Finance and Administration

Hours: 3 days a week

Location: Boston

Description: The Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence is looking for Finance and Administration Intern. The person filling this position will handle a wide range of important duties. This will be a temporary internship, from September to December. You will need to be scheduled to be in office at least three (3) days a week. 



  • Makes daily deposits at the bank when necessary
  • Generate check requests for processing accounts payable on a weekly basis. The Finance Manager will process them
  • Collect and organize timesheets for monthly billing

Human Resource:

  • Collects and review timesheets on a bi-weekly basis
  • Sorts and distributes paystubs on a bi-weekly basis
  • Runs CORI check on an online system for new hires and volunteers
  • Runs degree verifications on an online system for new hires
  • Enter labor distribution to payroll analysis
  • Prepare new hiring documents


  • Provides overall administrative, secretarial, and clerical support to Co-Executive Directors, Director of Finance, and Finance Manager
  • Reads/adds value on postage meter on a monthly basis
  • Schedule meeting rooms in the basement
  • Bring down recycle carts on the first Tuesday of every month
  • Retrieve mail from the post office on a daily basis
  • Sort mail in to appropriate bins/employees
  • Order office supplies
  • Filing


  • Manage agency cell phone activation and deactivation
  • Act as a point person between IT provider and staff
  • Set up new employee work stations and profiles (login, email, etc.)
  • Maintains efficiently of multifunctional printers

Preferred Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability requires. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Language Ability

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to vendors, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Math Ability

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions,  and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word; Microsoft Excel; and QuickBooks.


Currently enrolled in college/university; Bachelor’s degree (B.A) for four year college or university; one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Other Abilities

  • Attention to detail and organization
  • Sense of humor, nice
  • Ability to work respectfully in a multicultural environment
  • Commitment to our mission of preventing domestic violence in Asian families and communities

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

If interested please send cover letter and resume to:

Rebecca Pang

Finance and Administration Coordinator

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