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Policy Intern — Boston, MA

Organization: Save the Harbor/Save the Bay

Job Title: Policy Intern

Location: Boston, MA

Hours and Compensation: 20 hours/week – unpaid

Application Deadline: ASAP

Position Dates: start as soon as possible — until Dec. 31, 2012

Posted On: Oct. 5, 2012

Organization Overview

Save the Harbor/Save the Bay is led by a broad group of civic, corporate, cultural, and community leaders as well as citizens and scientists whose shared mission is to:

• restore and protect Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay

• reconnect our citizens, our communities and especially our young people to the sea

• ensure the balanced development of a world-class waterfront for everyone to enjoy


The policy intern will be enthusiastic and interested in working on a variety of projects focused on improving the water quality of the Boston Harbor. This is an outstanding opportunity for someone interested in learning about the role the non-profit sector plays in environmental improvement and advocacy since our interns have the opportunity to explore many facets of managing a far-reaching, successful non-profit organization.


• Data Analysis and Interpretation: Gather data on the water in the harbor to evaluate the quality of the water for recreation activities such as fishing, boating, and swimming; Review the results of the water tests, and determine whether or not they reinforce current water use policies.

• Policy and Communication: Organize information on a number of projects that Save the Harbor/Save the Bay can present at local and regional meetings. Prepare memos and emails that explain new water use policies and proposals to local organizations and officials.

• Research current policy issues, preserve and organize newspaper clips, prepare policy related mailings and emails.


• Excellent writing and communications skills

• Science background is not required, though an interest in science as it relates to the Boston Harbor and water quality is a must

• Attention to detail and accuracy

• Computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, and internet searches

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to: mitchell@savetheharbor.orgor contact Rajani Marie Mitchell at  617-451-2860 x 1009 for more information.

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