CLF Undergraduate Internship

Jan 22, 2019 Massachusetts

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is seeking undergraduate interns for either the Spring or Summer of 2019 to support CLF’s clean drinking water and air quality initiatives. Interns will gain a unique professional experience working as an integral part of CLF’s team of environmental attorneys, organizers, and policy makers. In supporting CLF’s clean drinking water and clean air efforts, interns will gain on-the-ground experience combating water and air pollution in New England.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Exceptional research, writing, analytical, and organizational skills;
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills;
  •  A strong and demonstrated passion for environmental advocacy, environmental health, and environmental justice.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative;
  • Major in environmental studies or a related field is preferred;
  • Experience working with the Microsoft Office Suite.

Responsibilities:

For work on CLF’s clean water advocacy, interns will:

  • Conduct research on drinking water contaminants, specifically per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS);
  • Analyze data from, and prepare memos on, contaminated sites;
  • Advocate for proposed legislation related to emerging contaminants;
  • Assist with Clean Water Act citizen suits in Massachusetts and other New England states;
  • Proofread memos and legal documents and assist with administrative tasks.
  • For work on CLF’s clean air advocacy, interns will:
  • Conduct research on sites of excessive idling both in person and online;
  • Research and draft flyers and presentations for CLF’s anti-idling campaign;
  • Conduct research on vehicle pollution, its health effects, and environmental justice concerns;
  • Forge connections with communities that are threatened by excessive vehicle idling.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should send a resume titled “Last Name-First Initial Resume” (i.e. “Smith J Resume”), a cover letter titled “Last Name-First Initial Cover Letter”, and a writing sample titled “Last

Name-First Initial Writing Sample” to internships@clf.org. Please indicate in your cover letter whether you are interested in the Spring or Summer internship.

This Internship is unpaid and requires a minimum commitment of three days per week. Positions are available both a Spring and a Summer session. Exact start and end dates will be dependent on the candidate’s availability. If necessary, interns may work remotely for several days out of the week. People of color are encouraged to apply.

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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 water pollution to community problems like childhood lead poisoning. 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 those that are economically or otherwise disadvantaged, which often suffer disproportionately the impacts of environmental degradation.