Zero Waste Project Intern

Feb 26, 2020 Massachusetts

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is seeking an undergraduate student interested in zero-waste and environmental advocacy to join the Zero Waste Project as a summer intern.

The Zero Waste Project Intern will work directly with Zero Waste Program staff to conduct a variety of research, writing, and administrative tasks to enrich and promote CLF’s zero-waste advocacy work. Interns will be responsible for managing a variety of day-to-day tasks as well as at least one long-term project.

The Zero Waste Project intern will be based in CLF’s Boston office. This is an unpaid summer internship and requires a minimum commitment of at least three full days per week for at least ten weeks.


  • Assist with research on a variety of zero-waste topics pertaining to program priorities, including recycling costs and information on existing composting programs
  • Conduct outreach in person and on social media to help advance CLF campaigns
  • Perform administrative tasks such as note-taking and making phone calls to towns and cities

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • A strong and demonstrated interest in environmental advocacy and policy, preferably including a basic understanding of waste management issues and zero-waste solutions
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite and social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter
  • Outstanding verbal communication skills, including on the phone
  • The ability to work independently and take initiative
  • A strong commitment to CLF’s mission, a strong work ethic, and a positive attitude

About CLF

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 also communities that are economically or otherwise disadvantaged, which often suffer disproportionately the impacts of environmental degradation. 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.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample (in PDF format) to Please name each file “last name-first initial-document” (e.g. “Smith J Cover”). Please make “CLF Zero Waste Intern” the subject of your email.

Application materials must be received no later than March 23, 2020. No phone calls please.