Employment and Internship Opportunities

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) protects New England’s environment for the benefit of all people.  A nonprofit, member-supported organization, CLF uses the law, science and the market to solve the region’s most challenging environmental problems from climate change to ocean conservation to transportation.  Every day, CLF advocates stand up for New Englanders — in statehouses, courthouses and boardrooms, regulatory hearings and community gatherings — to forge innovative paths to environmental progress and economic prosperity for all in our region.  To that end, CLF works with communities of color, and also communities that are economically or otherwise disadvantaged, which often suffer disproportionately the impacts of environmental degradation.  CLF is committed to representing New England’s diversity in our staff, volunteers, boards and membership and creating a positive, inclusive workplace culture where all can thrive.  People of color are encouraged to apply.

Cavers Internships

CLF seeks law students who are interested in dedicating a summer to advance cutting edge legal strategies and policy solutions.

Cavers legal interns are paired with an experienced attorney in one of our four program areas focusing on clean air, clean energy and climate change; clean water; ocean conservation; or transportation and environmental justice. Over the course of the summer, interns support CLF’s mission by researching legal issues and drafting documents ranging from internal strategy memos to public comments and portions of motions and briefs. Interns have the opportunity to meet with high level state and federal agency officials and work with other environmental organizations, local activist groups, and environmental justice communities in New England.

This program was created to honor the memory of David Cavers, a strong supporter of CLF. David worked with CLF from 1981 until his death in November of 2000. As a Director, he was integral in steering the organization through many of the tough battles that led to the prominence it enjoys today. During his time at CLF, David took great satisfaction in mentoring law students and preparing them for careers as effective environmental advocates.

The Cavers Internship requires a commitment of 12 weeks of full time work and includes a stipend.
Although CLF only provides funding for summer law clerks through the Cavers program, a limited number of additional unpaid internship positions maybe available to law students not seeking funding.

CLF has a long history of protecting New England’s environment and the health of its people and communities. We craft innovative solutions to the region’s most pressing environmental problems. The environmental issues that CLF seeks to address affect everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, income or gender. Unfortunately, some communities continue to disproportionately bear the brunt of impacts of air and water pollution, poor transportation options, etc. Promoting environmental justice to reverse these inequities and build a healthier future for all people of New England, therefore, is an integral component of our work. CLF recognizes that to fully understand and successfully overcome barriers to equal access to a clean and healthy environment as well as livable communities, we need to bring together the best and brightest talent that reflects the diversity of the communities most affected by environmental impacts – communities that often are under-represented in the field of environmental advocacy. CLF is therefore committed to actively and specifically recruiting law students of color as part of our recruitment policy.

Rolling acceptance of applications begins in September and ends on February 1, 2015. As hiring decisions are made on a rolling basis, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

How To Apply:  Please send the following documents (in PDF format) to the email address indicated below for the office to which you would like to apply.

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Contact information for 2-3 references
  • Law School transcripts
  • Writing sample

Your email header should state your Name and “Cavers Internship.”

You may also send your application by mail, although email is preferred.

For consideration for an intern position in our Boston, MA office, please send your application materials to internships@clf.org. The mailing address for this office is:

Conservation Law Foundation
Attn: Boston Legal Intern Committee
62 Summer Street
Boston, MA  02110

In addition to our Boston office, CLF has offices in Portland, ME; Concord, NH; Providence, RI; and Montpelier, VT. If you are interested in a Cavers Internship at one of these offices, please send your application directly to the contact listed below. Deadlines, stipend, and time requirements may differ from office to office.

For consideration for an intern position in our Portland, ME office, please send your application materials to internshipME@clf.org. The mailing address for this office is:

Conservation Law Foundation
Attn: Ivy Frignoca
53 Exchange St., Suite 200
Portland, ME 04101

For consideration for an intern position in our Concord, NH office, please send your application materials to internshipNH@clf.org. The mailing address for this office is:

Conservation Law Foundation
Attn: Dorene Hartford
27 North Main Street
Concord, NH 03301

For consideration for an intern position in our Providence, RI office, please send your application materials to internshipRI@clf.org. The mailing address for this office is:

Conservation Law Foundation
Attn: Tricia Jedele
55 Dorrance Street
Providence, RI 02903

For consideration for an intern position in our Montpelier, VT office, please send your application materials to internshipVT@clf.org. The mailing address for this office is:

Conservation Law Foundation
Attn: Sandy Levine
15 East State Street, Suite 4
Montpelier, VT 05602

Design and Multimedia Intern, Boston, MA

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is seeking a Design and Multimedia Intern to assist in the development of CLF’s video, photography, infographics, and other multimedia capacity. The Intern should have an aptitude for creating video content, and an interest in using multimedia communications to advance social causes.

Over the course of this 12–14-week internship, the Design and Multimedia Intern will have an opportunity to gain professional experience and be an integral part of CLF’s Communications and Marketing Department. S/He will produce original content and material that will engage and expand CLF’s audience and increase CLF’s online impact and effectiveness.

Responsibilities:

  • Storyboard, film, and edit short videos about CLF initiatives and campaigns
  • Develop and design infographics to explain key aspects of CLF’s work
  • Create audio clips and content to enhance CLF stories
  • Organize and maintain CLF’s digital photo and video library
  • Help develop and execute a strategy to produce video and multimedia content beyond CLF’s current reach
  • Assist Marketing & Communications staff with other tasks as assigned

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Major in communications, marketing, or journalism
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills
  • Experience with video and audio editing and design programs
  • Proven experience creating video content from conception through production
  • Creative and outside-the-box thinker
  • Ability to operate effectively in a team-oriented and fast-paced, interactive environment
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to travel on your own to state offices or other locations as appropriate to create original video and photographic content (travel expenses to be reimbursed)

To Apply:

Send your resume titled “your last name-first initial-resume” (e.g. “SMITH J RESUME”), cover letter titled “your last name-first initial-cover” (e.g. “SMITH J COVER”), and writing sample to Human Resources at internships@clf.org. The Design & Multimedia Internship is an unpaid internship and requires a minimum commitment of 10-15 hours per week. No phone calls please. [Posted 3/5/2015]

Donor Relations Coordinator, Boston, MA

The Donor Relations Coordinator will serve as an integral member of an eight-member development team at a time of growth. The Coordinator will design, manage and execute engaging events, meetings, programs and special communications to grow and cultivate CLF’s donor and volunteer base. The Donor Relations Coordinator will work closely with all members of the development team and reports to the Vice President for Development. This is a full-time exempt position based in Boston, MA.

Responsibilities:
• Lead execution of all Development-led events to further engage and cultivate new and existing relationships. Specific responsibilities will include:
• Work with development team, CLF staff and volunteers to evaluate potential events and create event calendar;
• Set event planning timelines and communicate appropriately, often on behalf of VP for Development;
• Lead event planning meetings
• Set agenda
• Send follow-up action lists
• Project manage all communications materials – invitations, interpretive materials, take-aways, follow-up letters, etc. — with Communications department;
• Monitor and track event expenses, work on event budget and process invoices;
• Develop a staffing plan;
• Track RSVPs and create event lists (basic querying) in Raiser’s Edge;
• Communicate event status to appropriate staff and volunteers (# of RSVP’s, event timeline, staff assignments);
• Work with prospect research staff to ensure research and briefings are completed in a timely manner;
• On-site event management;
• Other duties related to events as assigned.
• Support the Annual, Major, and Planned Giving Programs through special stewardship communications, events and programs;
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree, as well as 3-5 years of development experience or related event management experience required;
• Experience with Raiser’s Edge preferred;
• Excellent interpersonal, organizational and written communication skills. Work requires consistent attention to detail, high level of productivity, and a solution-oriented performer who can be responsive to both staff and donor issues;
• The ability to prioritize and manage several projects at various stages of completion. Good problem-solving skills;
• Experience and a high degree of proficiency working with the Microsoft Office suite;
• Willingness to travel to state offices within New England and willingness to perform occasional nighttime and weekend work;
• An understanding of environmental issues and a background in environmental studies or advocacy are a plus;
• Experience and success working with communities of color and low-income communities highly desired;
• Strong work ethic coupled with the ability to be flexible in a dynamic work setting;
• Good sense of humor.

Salary and Benefits
CLF offers a competitive salary, an extensive benefits plan, and an open and accepting work
environment where differences are highly respected.

To Apply
Send your resume titled “your last name-first initial-resume” (e.g. “SMITH J RESUME”) and a
detailed cover letter titled “your last name-first initial-cover” (e.g. “SMITH J COVER”) to
careers@clf.org. Please make “Donor Relations Coordinator” the subject of your e-mail. No phone calls please. [posted 7/30/15]

Executive Assistant to the President/CEO, Boston, MA

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) seeks an experienced, engaging, and very organized individual to serve as executive assistant to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The successful candidate, who will have solid prior experience supporting a senior executive (or comparable experience), will routinely provide administrative support to the CEO and, where appropriate, act as a trusted surrogate to further solutions on behalf of the CEO.

This is a full-time exempt position based in our Boston office.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Handling logistics for meetings between the CEO and inside as well as outside parties, such as potential individual donors, foundations, colleagues, politicians, adversaries, etc.; may need at times to serve as “diplomat” to persuade outside parties to attend meetings.
  • Serving as first responder to (and occasionally troubleshooter for) requests directed to the CEO from staff.
  • Proactively managing and supporting the schedule of the CEO.
  • Supporting the Board of Trustees, including scheduling Board meetings, taking minutes during Board meetings, supporting specific Board committees (e.g., the Nominating Committee), and (proactively) serving as a liaison between Board members and the CEO.
  • Handling routine administrative support needs for the CEO, such as drafting memos, taking messages from callers, coordinating travel reservations, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least five years of experience providing administrative support to C-suite or other senior executives (or comparable experience), preferably but not essentially, in a nonprofit environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) strongly preferred.
  • Very strong critical listening and thinking skills; top-notch interpersonal, writing, organizing, phone and basic office skills.
  • Demonstrated penchant for problem-solving and taking the initiative; evidence of good judgment and history of high productivity.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work well both autonomously and as part of a team.
  • Availability to work occasionally evenings and weekends as needed.

SALARY & BENEFITS:

CLF offers a competitive salary, an extensive benefits plan, and an open and accepting work environment where differences are highly respected.

HOW TO APPLY:

Send your resume entitled “your last name-first initial-resume” (e.g., “SMITH J RESUME”) and a detailed cover letter entitled “your last name-first initial-cover” (e.g., “SMITH J COVER”) to careers@clf.org.  Please make “Executive Assistant” the subject of your e-mail.  The position will remain open until filled.  No phone calls please. [posted 6/15/15]

Food Council Intern, Portland, ME

Mayor Brennan formed the Food Initiative in the summer of 2012 in response to a series of discussions with community members and as an outcome of a Community Food Forum hosted by Healthy Portland in April of 2012. The City of Portland supports a host of initiatives to improve the health and sustainability of the food system in our community, such as composting programs, community gardens, and the farmers’ markets. The City also supports increasing access to healthier food at schools, in neighborhoods, and at other community locations. To bolster these initiatives and improve the health and sustainability of the food systems that support our community, the Mayor has established the Mayor’s Initiative for a Healthy and Sustainable Food System to:

• Provide continued and increased public engagement in food-related policies and initiatives;
• Identify and implement positive changes in the community’s food systems and policies;
• Prioritize and respond to City and community identified needs for food system change and improvement; and
• Increase access to healthier food for residents.

Conservation Law Foundation: Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is a New England based environmental advocacy organization. CLF works to protect New England’s environment for the benefit of all people. We use the law, science, and the market to create solutions that preserve our natural resources, build healthy communities, and sustain a vibrant economy.

Position Description: The Mayor’s Initiative, through CLF, seeks a part-time intern to assist in forming the Portland Food Council. The Portland Food Council would, among other priorities, connect economic development, food security efforts, preservation and enhancement of agriculture, and environmental concerns; support the development and expansion of locally produced foods; review proposed legislation and regulations that affect the food system; make recommendations to City Council; and gather, synthesize, and share information on community food systems. Preliminary research into the Portland Food Council has been completed. The intern will build off of that research by working with the policy subcommittee chair to create a draft structure for the Portland Food Council. This work will involve assisting in drafting documents that will shape the Council, helping plan the implementation of the Portland Food Council, and engaging broader stakeholders in the process. Position is based in Portland, ME.

Responsibilities:
• Conducting further research and investigation into the structure of a Portland Food Council.
• Assisting in the strategic planning for implementing the Portland Food Council.
• Helping draft primary documents to structure the Portland Food Council.
• Facilitating meetings with elected officials, City staff, stakeholders, and the community, and assisting with other outreach.
• Attending policy subcommittee meetings and Mayor’s Initiative meetings.

Supervisor: Chair of the policy subcommittee of the Mayor’s Initiative/CLF staff attorney.

Time Commitment: ~16 hrs/wk for ten weeks.

Start Date: September 28, 2015

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree or higher. Intern can be a current master’s or law student.
• Demonstrated experience working with farm/food entrepreneur stakeholder community or on food system-related projects. (Preferred.)
• Experience working with municipal government. (Preferred.)
• Proficiency in research and writing.
• Competence with Microsoft Office.
• Good organizational skills.
• Succinct and professional communication skills.
• Dedicated interest in sustainable food system policy.

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) protects New England’s environment for the benefit of all people. A non-profit, member-supported organization, CLF uses the law, science and the market to solve the region’s most challenging environmental problems from climate change to ocean conservation to transportation. Every day, CLF advocates stand up for New Englanders—in state houses, court houses and board rooms, regulatory hearings and community gatherings—to forge innovative paths to environmental progress and economic prosperity for all in our region. To that end, CLF works with communities of color, and also communities that are economically or otherwise disadvantaged, which often suffer disproportionately the impacts of environmental degradation. CLF is committed to representing New England’s diversity in our staff, volunteers, boards and membership and creating a positive, inclusive workplace culture where all can thrive.

Compensation: $2,500 stipend ($500 disbursed biweekly).

How To Apply: Send a cover letter titled “your last name – first initial – cover” (e.g., “SMITH J COVER”), your resume titled “your last name – first initial – resume” (e.g., “SMITH J RESUME”), and a short writing sample titled “your last name – first initial – writing” (e.g., “SMITH J WRITING) to careers@clf.org. No phone calls please.

Deadline: Wednesday, September 16, 2015. [posted 8/25/15]

Legal Fellows

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is a regional environmental advocacy organization that protects New England’s environment for the benefit of all people. CLF seeks to sponsor two or more candidates for public interest law fellowships supported by outside funding. Funding for public interest law fellowships is available from various sources, including some law schools, Skadden, Equal Justice Works, foundations, and others. Candidates are encouraged to come prepared with ideas for funding sources, but CLF will work with selected candidates to identify appropriate sources of funding and develop proposals. A fellowship at CLF gives an entry-level lawyer the opportunity to spend 1-2 years as a staff attorney at a highly-respected environmental non-profit. Each position commences in the fall of 2016. Each fellow would be located at one of our five offices (Boston, MA; Providence, RI; Portland, ME; Concord, NH; and Montpelier,
VT).

These legal fellow positions are in CLF’s Healthy Communities and Environmental Justice (HCEJ) program. CLF’s HCEJ program works to ensure that New England’s communities, both urban and rural, are thriving, healthy places for all people. Legal fellows will contribute to all areas of work in CLF’s HCEJ program, and in particular will provide support to CLF’s transportation and environmental justice advocacy and CLF’s Farm and Food Initiative. CLF’s transportation advocacy uses law and policy to support deployment of cleaner, more efficient, and socially just transportation alternatives, like transit, bicycling, and pedestrian access. CLF’s Farm and Food Initiative uses law and policy tools to support sustainable agriculture efforts in New England, helping to shape and foster a robust and healthy local food system. CLF serves as an ally to environmental justice communities, offering our law and policy skills to help communities achieve their goals.

Ideal candidates are third-year law students, judicial clerks, or recent law graduates with a demonstrated interest in environmental protection and healthy communities. Applicants should be interested in public policy work as well as litigation. Applicants must be admitted to a state bar or planning to take the bar exam for the appropriate CLF state, as applicable, July of 2015 or February of 2016. Applicants must have excellent legal advocacy and writing skills, and must be willing to interact and build effective working relationships with community organizations and government agencies.

CLF staff will work with selected candidates to fully develop fellowship proposals, including specific projects, if appropriate. Salary and benefits will be determined by the terms of the fellowship.

To apply: Send your resume titled “your last name-first initial-resume” (e.g. “SMITH J RESUME”) and a detailed cover letter titled “your last name-first initial-cover” (e.g. “SMITH J COVER”) to careers@clf.org. Please make “Legal Fellow” the subject of your e-mail. In your application, please indicate whether you have a location preference and whether you have identified specific sources of funding. Applications must be filed with CLF in a timely manner that allows sufficient preparation before fellowship applications are due (e.g., Equal Justice Works due September 18, Skadden due October 5). No phone calls please. [Revised 7/23/2015]

Legal Internships, Unpaid – Fall, Winter, and Spring

CLF seeks law students who are interested in dedicating an academic term to advance cutting edge legal strategies and policy solutions.

CLF’s legal interns are paired with an experienced attorney in one of our four program areas focusing on clean air, clean energy and climate change; clean water; ocean conservation; or transportation and environmental justice. Over the course of the internship term, interns support CLF’s mission by researching legal issues and drafting documents ranging from internal strategy memos to public comments and portions of motions and briefs. Interns have the opportunity to meet with high level state and federal agency officials and work with other environmental organizations, local activist groups, and environmental justice communities in New England.

CLF’s fall, winter, and spring unpaid legal internships require a commitment of at least two full days per week for at least 10 weeks. These internships do not include a stipend.

CLF has a long history of protecting New England’s environment and the health of its people and communities. We craft innovative solutions to the region’s most pressing environmental problems. The environmental issues that CLF seeks to address affect everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, income or gender. Unfortunately, some communities continue to disproportionately bear the brunt of impacts of air and water pollution, poor transportation options, etc. Promoting environmental justice to reverse these inequities and build a healthier future for all people of New England, therefore, is an integral component of our work. CLF recognizes that to fully understand and successfully overcome barriers to equal access to a clean and healthy environment as well as livable communities, we need to bring together the best and brightest talent that reflects the diversity of the communities most affected by environmental impacts – communities that often are under-represented in the field of environmental advocacy. CLF is therefore committed to actively and specifically recruiting law students of color as part of our recruitment policy.

Rolling acceptance of applications continues year-round, but an application must be received at least one month before the prospective start date of the internship. Start and end dates are flexible, with a fall internship typically beginning the last week of August, a winter internship typically beginning in November, and a spring internship typically beginning at the end of January. As hiring decisions are made on a rolling basis, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as far in advance as possible.

How To Apply:  Please send the following documents (in PDF format) to the email address indicated below for the office to which you would like to apply. Please also make the file name of each document “your last name-first initial-[document]” (e.g., “SMITH J COVER”).

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Contact information for 2-3 references
  • Law School transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)
  • Writing sample

Your email header should state your Name and “[Fall, Winter, or Spring] Legal Internship.”

Only email applications will be accepted. The mailing address is given for reference only.

For consideration for an intern position in our Boston, MA office, please send your application materials to internships@clf.org. The mailing address for this office is:

Conservation Law Foundation
Attn: Boston Legal Intern Committee
62 Summer Street
Boston, MA  02110

In addition to our Boston office, CLF has offices in Portland, ME; Concord, NH; Providence, RI; and Montpelier, VT. If you are interested in a fall, winter, or spring internship at one of these offices, please send your application directly to the contact listed below. Deadlines and time requirements may differ from office to office.

For consideration for an intern position in our Portland, ME office, please send your application materials to internshipME@clf.org. The mailing address for this office is:

Conservation Law Foundation
Attn: Ivy Frignoca
47 Portland Street, Suite 4
Portland, ME 04101

For consideration for an intern position in our Concord, NH office, please send your application materials to internshipNH@clf.org. The mailing address for this office is:

Conservation Law Foundation
Attn: Dorene Hartford
27 North Main Street
Concord, NH 03301

For consideration for an intern position in our Providence, RI office, please send your application materials to internshipRI@clf.org. The mailing address for this office is:

Conservation Law Foundation
Attn: Tricia Jedele
55 Dorrance Street
Providence, RI 02903

For consideration for an intern position in our Montpelier, VT office, please send your application materials to internshipVT@clf.org. The mailing address for this office is:

Conservation Law Foundation
Attn: Sandy Levine
15 East State Street, Suite 4
Montpelier, VT 05602

Ocean Program Intern

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is seeking an Ocean Program Intern to conduct a variety of research, writing, and administrative tasks to enrich and promote the advocacy work of its Ocean Conservation program. The Ocean Program Intern will primarily assist with creating original content and conducting social media outreach for blogs managed by the Ocean Conservation Program that foster informed discussion about New England ocean issues. He or she will also be expected to complete a variety of other tasks, including researching and writing blog and website content for CLF’s organization-wide blog, the CLF Scoop; conducting additional research projects of interest to the Ocean Conservation Program staff; and assisting with occasional administrative tasks to increase the organization and efficiency of the Ocean Conservation team.

The Ocean Program Intern will be based in CLF’s Boston office and will report to the Ocean Conservation Program Assistant.

The ideal candidate will have:
• Preferred major in ocean or marine studies
• Exceptional research, analytical, organizational, and writing skills;
• A strong and demonstrated interest in environmental advocacy and policy, preferably including a basic understanding of fisheries management and ocean conservation issues;
• Experience working with the Microsoft Office Suite and social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter; knowledge of WordPress content management system and Adobe Photoshop is a plus, but not required;
• The ability to work independently and take initiative;
• A strong commitment to CLF’s mission, a strong work ethic, and a positive attitude.

General Responsibilities:
• Research and draft blog posts for publication on New England Ocean Odyssey, TalkingFish.org, and the CLF Scoop;
• Use social media tools to market blog content and track views and sharing;
• Assist with research on a variety of ocean-related topics that are of mutual interest to the Ocean Conservation Program staff and the Ocean Program intern;
• Assist with administrative tasks, including indexing press clips and documents and assisting with file organization.

This is an unpaid internship and requires a minimum commitment of 15 – 20 hours a week. Interested candidates should to send a cover letter (e.g. “SMITH J COVER), resume (e.g. “SMITH J RESUME), and a writing sample to Human Resources at internships@clf.org. Application materials must be received no later than September 15, 2015. [posted 8/28/15]


Staff Attorney, Concord, NH

Background:

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is seeking an experienced staff attorney, ideally with a background in energy matters, to work in its New Hampshire Advocacy Center, located in Concord, NH. Working with the director of the New Hampshire Advocacy Center, as well as advocacy program directors, the staff attorney will be responsible for identifying and implementing cutting-edge solutions to a variety of compelling environmental problems, including energy-related matters, in New Hampshire and regionally. Responsibilities will include negotiating, litigating, advancing policy changes, coalition building, and communicating with the press and the public.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be a highly motivated individual with at least three years experience practicing environmental law, including in the field of energy;
  • Have experience working with state and federal environmental laws;
  • Have litigation experience at state court, federal district court, and/or appellate levels;
  • Have administrative law experience, including before a state utility commission;
  • Have excellent analytic abilities, exemplary oral and written communication skills, and a commitment to environmental advocacy;
  • Have the ability to understand and explain scientific issues related to CLF’s environmental advocacy;
  • Be able to devise legal strategies for achieving advocacy goals;
  • Be able to manage multiple advocacy projects;
  • Be a mature self-starter, able to work both independently and as a productive team member;
  • Be a persuasive, credible, well-prepared advocate;
  • Have the capacity to develop expertise in relevant non-legal technical or policy areas.

General Advocacy Work:

  • Advocate in court, in the state legislature, and before the New Hampshire Public Utility Commission;
  • Use environmental statutes, including but not limited to the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, and National Environmental Policy Act to advance key initiatives;
  • Negotiate settlement agreements including injunctive relief, funding for supplemental environmental projects, and fee and cost recovery;
  • Work effectively with administrative support staff;
  • Work with other CLF attorneys and communications and policy specialists;
  • Work with and advise community groups and other advocacy groups on legal and policy matters;
  • Build alliances and coalitions among community groups, public officials, business interests, and advocacy organizations;
  • Write public educational materials, articles and opinion pieces;
  • Engage in education and advocacy before local, state and federal legislative and administrative bodies;
  • Engage in public outreach and speaking on advocacy initiatives;
  • Work with members of the media, and through social media, to amplify and disseminate CLF’s work and policy goals and to engage the public.

Management Responsiblities

  • Participate in efforts to raise financial support for individual initiatives and for the organization as a whole, and prepare funder reports and related materials as requested by the New Hampshire Advocacy Center director and/or program directors;
  • Be actively involved in the recruitment and mentoring of interns, staff and volunteers;
  • Assist in Board relations;
  • Participate in program strategic planning.

Experience in a nonprofit public interest advocacy setting is highly desirable but not required. A candidate must be authorized to practice law in New Hampshire, or be qualified to be admitted to the New Hampshire Bar.

Salary and Benefits
CLF offers a competitive salary, an extensive benefits plan, and an open, inclusive and accepting work environment where differences are highly respected.

To Apply:

Send your resume titled “your last name-first initial-resume” (e.g. “SMITH J RESUME”) and a detailed cover letter titled “your last name-first initial-cover” (e.g. “SMITH J COVER”) to careers@clf.org. Please make “Staff Attorney (Energy)” the subject of your e-mail. No phone calls please.

Volunteer Project Assistant, Legal Services Food Hub, Portland, ME

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is a New England based environmental advocacy organization. CLF works to protect New England’s environment for the benefit of all people. We use the law, science, and the market to create solutions that preserve our natural resources, build healthy communities, and sustain a vibrant economy. The Legal Services Food Hub, a project housed within Conservation Law Foundation’s (CLF) Farm & Food Initiative, is a pro bono legal services clearinghouse where farmers, food entrepreneurs, and related organizations get matched with attorneys willing to assist with their legal issues for free. A pilot of the Legal Services Food Hub has launched in Massachusetts. CLF will launch the Hub in Maine in Spring 2015.

Job Description: CLF seeks a volunteer Legal Services Food Hub Project Assistant to perform a variety of program and outreach tasks on behalf of the organization, including but not limited to:

  • Outreach to farmers, food entrepreneurs, and organizations working with these stakeholders to raise awareness about the project. This would involve researching project issues, sending e-mails, making phone calls, visiting farmers/food businesses, and sending brochures.
  • Targeted outreach to attorneys in Maine to recruit lawyers for the Legal Services Food Hub network of attorneys. This would involve the same as above.
  • Assist the Legal Services Food Hub Coordinator in Maine with planning educational workshops and trainings.
  •  Researching additional outlets for CLF to market this project (trade organization newsletters, relevant listserves, etc.).
  • Assist the Legal Services Food Hub Coordinator in Maine with event planning.

Supervisor: Legal Services Food Hub Coordinator.

Time Commitment: A minimum of six months, ideally once or twice per week for at least 8-10 hours per week. Flexible schedule, dependent on program needs and volunteer’s ability.

Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree or higher
  • Demonstrated experience working with farm/food entrepreneur stakeholder community
    or on food system-related projects
  •  Good organizational skills
  • Succinct and professional communication skills
  •  Computer literate

How to Apply: Send a cover letter titled “your last name -first initial-cover” (e.g. “SMITH J COVER”), your resume titled “your last name-first initial-resume” (e.g. “SMITH J RESUME”), and a short writing sample titled “your last name-first initial-writing” (e.g., “SMITH J WRITING) to careers@clf.org. Please make “Food Hub volunteer project assistant” the subject of your e-mail.  No phone calls please.

Deadline to Apply: 5 p.m., Friday, 10/16/15 [posted 8/25/15]