Healthy Communities Intern

Jan 23, 2019 Massachusetts

The Healthy Communities Intern will assist the CLF Ventures staff with activities related to the Healthy Neighborhood Study, a participatory action research (PAR) project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The intern will support training residents in data collection, conducting surveys about urban development with residents in local neighborhoods, and conducting walkability assessments/audits. They may also support development of community case studies to be used in publications, communications, research, and advocacy activities.

The data from these surveys and walk audits is used to inform local community organizing, advocacy and planning efforts for affordable housing in the Greater Boston Area.

Community/population being served: Residents living in urban Boston neighborhoods, including Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan, Chelsea, Everett, Lynn, Brockton, New Bedford, and Fall River.

Desired start/end date:  6/10/19  to  8/23/19

Hours per week:  20hrs/wk (opportunity to work up to 35)

Hourly wage: $15.50

What skills and/or qualifications are required/preferred for the position?

  • 1-2 years of coursework or professional experience in urban planning, urban development, research, and/or public health. Familiarity with participatory action research is a plus.
  • Experience working in diverse communities
  • Experience conducting surveys and/or completing research tasks is a bonus
  • Enjoys working in teams
  • Enjoys working in fast-paced environments, doing different things daily

Where will the work be done?

  • On site at the agency and at other community-based organizations in Boston-area communities. Opportunities to work during the day and in the evenings will be available.

The Healthy Communities Intern will be directly supervised by CLF Ventures Senior Research Fellow, Reann Gibson.

How to Apply: Please send the following documents (in PDF format) to the email address below.

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Contact information for 2-3 references
  • Writing sample
  • Your email header should state your Name and “Healthy Communities 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 The mailing address for this office is:

Conservation Law Foundation
attn:  Reann Gibson
62 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110

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.