Senior Fellowships, Pro Bono

Jul 25, 2016 Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

Senior Fellows Program

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. CLF advocates use the law, science and the market to create solutions that preserve our natural resources, build healthy communities, and sustain a vibrant economy.

In continued pursuit of our mission to create comprehensive long-term solutions to environmental challenges, CLF invites you to participate in our Senior Fellows Program – an exciting opportunity for experienced lawyers, paralegals, analysts, engineers, and scientists who are transitioning into retirement or out of a career break. Senior Fellows are selected and assigned to projects based on their interests and relevant expertise, as well as CLF’s strategic priorities. Current program areas include, but are not limited to, clean air, clean energy and climate change; clean water; ocean conservation; and transportation and environmental justice.

The areas of expertise represented by our current Senior Fellows is varied and diverse:

  • Administrative law and regulatory reform
  • Civil and environmental engineering
  • Energy law, market consulting, renewable energy development, FERC
  • Financial analysis
  • Food and farming
  • Lobbying and legislative advocacy
  • Organizational legal and compliance questions
  • Planning
  • Professional development
  • Solid waste

Previous environmental advocacy experience is not required. Seasoned professionals with expertise in litigation and/or negotiation are especially encouraged to inquire.

Time Commitment

Fellows typically make a one-year commitment of 10-20 hours per week. They will be based in one of CLF’s offices (MA, RI, NH, ME or VT) and supervised/supported by CLF staff.

Important Dates and How to Apply

New Senior Fellows will be welcomed to CLF in 2019 at several points throughout the year: JanuaryMay, and September.  Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and must be received at least one month prior to the desired start date. Please indicate your preferred start date in your cover letter.

To apply for this unpaid position, please send a cover letter titled “your last name – first initial – cover” (ex: “SMITH J COVER”) and your resume titled “your last name- first initial – resume” (ex: “SMITH J RESUME”) to