Transit Access Intern

Jun 28, 2019 Massachusetts

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is seeking an intern for the fall 2019 semester to assist with a GIS-based study of public transportation access for Greater Boston. The intern will work with staff in CLF’s Community Resilience Program and its Healthy Communities & Environmental Justice Program. The intern will help to analyze data, create visuals and graphics, and formulate policy solutions.

What you’ll do

CLF is conducting a study to evaluate the quality of public transportation access for neighborhoods in Greater Boston and identify areas underserved by transit. The project also includes accessibility analyses accounting for the effects of delay on several key transit routes and an examination of how inaccessibility or delays affect environmental justice populations.

You will help us by:

  • Analyzing transportation modelling data and other GIS data;
  • Creating tables and charts using excel and/or GIS data;
  • Generating, analyzing, and representing statistical data;
  • Creating maps and other visuals;
  • Assisting with the formulation of data-driven policy solutions;
  • Assisting with the preparation of reports, memos, and presentations.

What you’ll need

We are looking for a motivated and mature self-starter that is able to work both independently and as a productive team member. To be successful in this role, you’ll need:

  • A current student enrolled in a relevant undergraduate or graduate program;
  • A passion and commitment to environmental, public health, and/or social justice work;
  • Proficiency at Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and ESRI’s ArcMap software;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel;
  • Proficiency in statistical software (SPSS, STATA, R, or equivalent);
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to put your analysis into writing that is easily understood;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • High level of organization and attention to detail;
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills; ability to take initiative and solve problems.

This is an unpaid internship requiring a minimum commitment of 10 hours per week for 15 weeks between August and December 2019. Start date is negotiable.

You might like to know

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) protects New England’s environment for the benefit of all people. A non-profit, member-supported organization, CLF uses the law, science and the market to solve the region’s most challenging environmental problems from climate change to ocean conservation to transportation. 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 those that are economically or otherwise disadvantaged, which often suffer disproportionately the impacts of environmental degradation.

To Apply

If this exciting opportunity appeals to you, 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 Please make “CLF Transit Access Intern” the subject of your e-mail. No phone calls please. CLF embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. 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.