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Policy Intern – Boston, MA

Organization: Save the Harbor/Save the Bay

Position Title: Policy Intern

Location: Boston, MA

Hours & Compensation: 15-30 hours/week. Unpaid.

Position Dates: Summer position beginning ASAP.

Application Deadline: April 30, 2013.

Posted On: April 24, 2013.

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.
  • Advance the agenda of the Massachusetts Legislature’s Metropolitan Beaches Commission, which will hold 11 public hearings on Beacon Hill and in 9 beachfront neighborhoods and waterfront communities from Nahant to Nantasket over the next several months.


  • 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: 

To apply, please e-mail your cover letter and resume Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Contact Information:

Save the Harbor/Save the Bay,

Boston Fish Pier West, Boston, MA 02210

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