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Summer Science Intern – Boston, MA

Organization: CLF Ventures (CLFV)

Job Title: Summer Science Intern

Location: Boston, MA

Hours and Compensation: 20 hours of work/week, Paid a (negotiable) stipend

Position Dates: Start ASAP, It is part-time through August 2012 with the potential for extension through the fall.

Application Deadline: August 10th, 2012

Posted On: July 30th, 2012

Organization Overview

CLF Ventures (CLFV) is a non-profit affiliate of the Conservation Law Foundation, New England’s most influential environmental advocacy organization. CLFV provides technical, strategic and communications expertise to implement projects with long lasting environmental benefits. CLFV works in collaboration with public and private organizations to advance sustainable innovation and bring about positive environmental change.


CLF Ventures seeks a Summer Science Intern to participate in project development, support, and implementation in a unique and challenging, small-team consulting environment. The Intern will be expected to work both independently and collaboratively. The focus of the work will be an analysis of potential health and environmental risks and life cycle issues for products of nanotechnology, though there may be additional types of work in support of ongoing projects.

The position starts as soon as possible. It is part-time through August 2012 with the potential for extension through the fall. Applicants should be available to work between 15 and 30 hours/week. We expect that the Intern will be able to carry out assignments with limited supervision, provide support for multiple projects, and advance our overall mission through creative and strategic contributions to the organization and the work functions performed for our clients.

The position provides ample opportunity to develop professional consulting skills in a small and innovative team environment. Candidates who are eligible for work study are encouraged to apply. Only current students or those who have been admitted to a degree program are eligible for this internship. When contacting us, please indicate your stipend needs and eligibility for Federal work study or other supplemental funding. (Note: Without such supplemental funding, we are able to offer only a small stipend).


  • Current graduate-level study in environmental science/studies, environmental/public policy, environmental/public health, business/finance or environmental/resource management.
  • Solid communication and analytical skills; understanding of the technical, environmental, biological, and life cycle aspects of the work. Technical writing experience a plus.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications including Word, Power Point, and Excel. Familiarity with any of the following is also desirable: Microsoft Project, Visio, or Access; HTML/Dreamweaver, ArcGIS, Google Earth Pro.
  • Creativity, tenacity, good humor, and a high level of energy.

How to Apply

Send resume and a cover letter stating your stipend needs, dates/times of availability, and work study eligibility if applicable to Paul Calzada at

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