Ocean Conservation Intern

Feb 12, 2018 Massachusetts

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is seeking an undergraduate or graduate student interested in ocean and environmental advocacy to join the Ocean Conservation Program as a summer intern. A non-profit, member-supported organization, CLF uses the law, science, and the market to solve the region’s most challenging environmental problems with a focus on clean energy and climate change; clean water; ocean conservation; transportation; and environmental justice.

The Ocean Conservation Intern will work directly with Ocean Program staff to conduct a variety of research, writing, and administrative tasks to enrich and promote CLF’s ocean advocacy work. Interns will be responsible for managing a variety of day-to-day tasks as well as at least one long-term project. Previous intern projects have included a weekly blog series, an in-depth research report, and a video interview project.

The Ocean Conservation Program intern will be based in CLF’s Boston office. This is an unpaid summer internship and requires a minimum commitment of at least three full days per week for at least ten weeks.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Preferred major in ocean, marine, or environmental studies;
  • Excellent research and writing skills;
  • A strong and demonstrated interest in environmental advocacy and policy, preferably including a basic understanding of 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 CLF blog platforms that foster informed discussion about New England ocean issues;
  • Assist with research on a variety of ocean topics pertaining to program priorities;
  • Conduct outreach in person and on social media to help advance CLF campaigns;
  • Perform administrative tasks such as note-taking.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter (e.g. “SMITH J COVER), resume (e.g. “SMITH J RESUME), and a writing sample to internships@clf.org. Application materials must be received no later than March 9, 2018.

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Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) protects New England’s environment for the benefit of all people. 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.