MIT Public Service Center

Website Design Internship for the Boston Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition

The Boston Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition

www.bostontaxhelp.org

Background

Through free tax preparation, education, advocacy, and asset building strategies, the Boston Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition aids Boston’s low-to moderate-income communities in accessing millions in unclaimed tax refund credits and dollars. The Coalition is a working partnership of non-profit and community based organizations, unions, educational institutions, key local businesses, and government agencies, which during the 2010 filing season brought $21.4 million in tax credits and refunds to Boston’s low-income taxpayers through free community based preparation.

The Coalition’s mission is to reduce poverty in the city of Boston by: (1) maximizing the impact of the EITC through free community based electronic tax preparation and education; (2) providing low-income taxpayers with strategies to build personal and community wealth; (3) advocating for fair and equitable tax law policies that benefit working families.

The Challenge

The Website Interns (two are needed) would be responsible for remodeling our current website or creating a new site design while continuing to maintain the current Coalition websites. This would involve creating a strategic plan for the website renovation, using the city’s web design software, and working with the Department of Innovation and Technology. Other specific tasks shall include, but not necessarily be limited to:

Qualifications, Preferences, and Assets

Previous experience with HTML and website design required.

Time constraints

Fall Semester; Spring Semester as well If possible

Contact

Brian Robinson
Operations Manager
Boston EITC Coalition
43 Hawkins St, Boston, MA 02114
617.918.5220
www.bostontaxhelp.org

PSC Support

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