Senior Fellowships, Pro Bono

Apr 28, 2021 Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont

Conservation Law Foundation’s (CLF’spro bono “Senior Fellows” support the organization’s mission of protecting New England’s environment for all people.   

Senior Fellows Program

CLF established the Senior Fellows Program to harness the capacity of mid-and late-career lawyers and other professionals who want to donate their time and expertise during a professional transition such as returning from a career break, switching from private sector to nonprofit work, or moving into retirement. The program offers flexible, part-time opportunities to gain valuable pro bono experience and nonprofit contacts while contributing meaningfully to the organization’s mission.

CLF’s Senior Fellows work across all of our program areas, from Healthy and Resilient Communities to Environmental Justice, Clean Energy and Climate Change, Ocean Conservation and more. Senior Fellows make an initial year-long volunteer commitment of 10 to 20 hours per week, and many continue their involvement with CLF after the first year.

Senior Fellows come from a variety of professional backgrounds and are selected and assigned to projects based on their interests and relevant expertise, as well as CLF’s strategic priorities. Current areas of expertise desired include general litigation, GIS and spatial analysis, library and information science, energy law and regulation, and marine science.

How to Apply

If you are interested in a pro bono Senior Fellowship or other volunteer opportunities, please send your resume titled “your last name-first initial-resume” (e.g. “SMITH J RESUME”) and a thoughtful cover letter titled “your last name-first initial-cover” (e.g. “SMITH J COVER”) to 

Questions may also be directed to our Senior Fellows Program staff at  No phone calls please. We are dedicated to forming a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply. 

CLF considers the health and safety of its staff members and their families, our guests, our visitors, and the community at large to be a top priority. All offers to work, intern, or volunteer with CLF are conditioned on the candidate complying with CLF’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy.