Senior Fellowships, Pro Bono

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

Senior Fellows Program

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for experienced lawyers, paralegals, analysts, engineers, and scientists who are transitioning into retirement or out of a career break. Through a part-time pro bono fellowship, these “unaffiliated” professionals can contribute their considerable experience and skill to protecting New England’s environment while building their professional networks and gaining nonprofit advocacy experience. Senior Fellows will be selected and assigned to projects based on their interests and relevant expertise, as well as CLF’s strategic priorities. Fellows will be asked to make a one-year commitment of 15-20 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.

Today, thanks to CLF’s relentless advocacy, Boston Harbor is the pride of the city, Georges Bank is free from oil and gas rigs, Lake Champlain’s polluted waters are getting cleaner, and New England’s remaining obsolete coal plants are on the verge of shutting down for good. In addition to fighting polluters, CLF advocates use the law, science, and the market to create comprehensive long-term solutions to environmental challenges. CLF is a prime mover in building our clean energy future, countering climate change, safeguarding our communities, and restoring the health of the ocean as well as our rivers, streams, and lakes.

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 and frequently have access to fewer environmental benefits.  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.

Previous environmental advocacy experience is not required. Seasoned professionals with expertise in litigation and/or negotiation are especially encouraged to inquire. To apply for this unpaid position, please send a cover letter and resume to