Careers at Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange

Are you interested in joining an organization where you can make a difference in children's lives? If you share our core values of innovation, collaboration and compassion, MARE could be the perfect place for you to pursue your career.


We are hiring a Director of Development


Video Production Internship


MARE’s Communications Department is seeking highly motivated video production interns for any of the traditional school semesters: Fall, Spring, or Summer. The video production intern will work to produce high-quality video segments and photos that promote MARE's work and raise awareness about adoption from foster care. This internship will provide an ideal training ground for an intern to put their video skills into action in the real world. We will be pursuing an aggressive content creation schedule, so the intern for this position will quickly gain experience in all aspects of unscripted, documentary-style video production.


Find out more and apply here


Communications and Public Relations Internship


Are you looking for communications experience? Join a 60+ year-old non-profit dedicated to child welfare and adoption. MARE develops public awareness and recruitment programs to inform the public about the children who wait, and who can adopt from foster care. We use these programs to attract potential adoptive families and then help them navigate the adoption process. These programs also serve to recruit adoptive families for specific waiting children. 
This is a rigorous internship where you will not lack for meaningful work. You will contribute to our social media management, press relations, email marketing, and media production. In addition to contributing to standard team tasks, you will also be assigned a semester project which will be yours to create and develop over the course of your internship. Semester projects are typically hands-on awareness events in the intern's own community, with the goal of raising awareness about adoption from foster care.
Expected Tasks
  • Assist in managing social media engagement on Facebook and Instagram
  • Plan, research, and write social media posts
  • Collect relevant social media metrics and data for reporting
  • Coordinate content for media contacts for recurring partnerships
  • Assist in coordinating photo and video production for children, families, and events as needed
  • Create graphics, illustrations, or artwork to supplement communications work [optional depending on aptitude and skill]
  • Other communications related tasks as assigned


Find out more or apply by emailing Jeremy Smith, Director of Communications and Public Relations, at


Family Support Services Internship


The Family Support Department is looking for 1 intern for the 2020-2021 academic year. This position is best suited for a macro Master of Social Work student or a Bachelor of Social Work student with an interest in child welfare, foster care and adoption. In this position a student will have the opportunity to learn about how pre-adoptive families experience the different stages of the adoption process and the challenges, resources, and opportunities they encounter in their journeys.


To learn more contact Ricardo Franco, LSW, Director of Family Support Services at



Master of Divinity or Master of Arts and Theology Internship


MARE has an internship for students of Divinity or Theology  who want to complete their contextual-field education in a non-profit site. Students will explore ways to connect with faith-based communities to establish relationships with them, to raise awareness about the need for adoptive families, and to educate the public about the process, challenges, and resources for families and individuals in foster care adoption. Students will be challenged to reflect theologically and ecclesiastically about adoption from foster care as a practical dimension of ministry, social justice, and spirituality. This internship is offered through the Boston Theological Interreligious Consortium


To learn more contact Ricardo Franco, LSW, Director of Family Support Services at