Community Resilience Intern

Jan 29, 2019 Massachusetts

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is seeking an intern to join our Community Resilience team. The intern will work under the supervision of the Director of Environmental Planning on climate change adaptation and resiliency, public access, public health, and environmental justice. This position is based in CLF’s Boston office.

What you will do

CLF’s Community Resilience team works to address the impacts of climate change on the built and natural environment and public health.

You will help us by:

  • Conducting literature reviews and best practice research on planning and policy solutions at the intersection of climate change, development, public health and environmental justice;
  • Helping program staff to think creatively about public access and programming on the Boston waterfront;
  • Preparing educational and meeting materials including presentations, blogs, fact sheets and tool kits;
  • Providing administrative support as needed including filings, mailings, scheduling, and note taking;

What you will need

We are looking for a motivated and mature self-starter that is able to work both independently and as a productive team member. To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Current enrollment as a student in a relevant undergraduate or graduate program
  • A passion and commitment to environmental issues, public health, and/or social justice work;
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to put your analysis into writing that is easily understood;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • High level of organization and attention to detail;
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills; ability to take initiative and solve problems;
  • ArcGIS proficiency is a plus.

To Apply

If this exciting opportunity appeals to you, please send the following documents (in PDF format) to Please also make sure the file name of each document “your last name-first initial-[document]” (e.g. “SMITH J RESUME”) or (e.g. “SMITH J COVER”). Please make “CLF Community Resilience Intern” the subject of your e-mail. No phone calls please.

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Writing sample

The Community Resilience Internship requires a minimum commitment of 15 hours per week for 10 weeks. This internship does not include a stipend.

You might like to know

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. People of color are encouraged to apply.