Senior Fellowships, Pro Bono

Jun 10, 2019 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

In 2016, 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 substantively to the organization’s goals and objectives. Most 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. 

CLF’s 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 need include energy law and regulation, transportation, and CLF’s Legal Food Hub, which coordinates pro bono legal assistance, workshops, and trainings for farmers and food entrepreneurs in order to foster a sustainable, resilient, and just food system. 

How to Apply

If you are interested in joining CLF as a pro bono Senior Fellow, 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 seniorfellows@clf.org. 

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.