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Ocean Conservation Internship – Boston, MA

Organization: The Conservation Law Foundation

Position Title: Ocean Conservation Intern

Location: Boston, MA

Hours & Compensation: 25 hours/week. Unpaid.

Position Dates: June 3 – August 23, 2013.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2013.

Posted On: April 8, 2013.

Organization Overview:

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.

Founded in 1966, CLF is recognized nationwide for taking on complex issues, sticking with them and getting results that make New England a better place to live, visit and do business, including: cleaning up Boston Harbor, restoring New England’s cod population, blocking oil and gas drilling on Georges Bank, preserving wilderness areas in Vermont and New Hampshire, reducing emissions from cars and trucks, laying the groundwork for widespread implementation of renewable energy, and winning some of the country’s strongest protections for clean air and clean water. CLF is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with offices in Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.


Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is seeking a summer intern to conduct a variety of research, writing, and administrative tasks to enrich and promote the advocacy work of its Ocean Conservation program. The Ocean Program intern will primarily assist with creating a new podcast discussing marine conservation issues in New England. The project will include developing stories and content, conducting interviews, and managing the technical aspects of editing, publishing and hosting the podcast.

He or she will also be expected to complete a variety of other tasks, including researching and writing blog and website content for CLF’s organization-wide blog, The CLF Scoop, and for, a blog managed by the Ocean Conservation Program that fosters informed discussion about New England’s fishing industry. He or she will also conduct additional research projects of interest to the Ocean Conservation Program staff and assist with occasional administrative tasks to increase the organization and efficiency of the Ocean Conservation team.

The Ocean Program intern will be based in CLF’s Boston office and will report to the Ocean Conservation program assistant.

  • Develop a podcast focusing on marine conservation, including creating and publishing content and building the technical capacity for podcast production and hosting;
  • Research and draft blog posts for publication on both and the CLF Scoop;
  • Assist with research on a variety of ocean-related topics that are of mutual interest to the Ocean Conservation Program staff and the Ocean Program intern;
  • Assist with other administrative tasks as needed.


  • Exceptional research, analytical, organizational, and writing skills;
  • The ability to work independently and take initiative;
  • A strong and demonstrated interest in environmental advocacy and policy, preferably including a basic understanding of fisheries management and ocean conservation issues;
  • Experience creating a podcast, including developing material, conducting and recording interviews, and editing and publishing content;
  • Experience working with the Microsoft Office Suite and social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter; knowledge of WordPress content management system is a plus but not required;
  • A strong commitment to CLF’s mission, a strong work ethic, and a positive attitude.

How to Apply: 

Send your resume titled “your last name-first initial-resume” (e.g. “SMITH J RESUME”), cover letter titled “your last name-first initial-cover” (e.g. “SMITH J COVER”), and writing sample to Human Resources at

 Contact Information:
Conservation Law Foundation,
62 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02110
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