Massachusetts Summer 2017 Internships

  • Clean Water Action
  • 88 Broad Street, Downtown, Boston, MA, United States
  • Mar 20, 2017
Internship- Paid Admin Assistant/Environmental Support Advocacy Communication/Public Outreach Environmental Protection Water Quality

Job Description

Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund have 2 internship positions open. Both the Development Internship position and the Environmental Health and Justice Internship position are available for the Summer of 2017 in the Boston office of Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund.

Clean Water Action is a national, grassroots environmental organization that works to protect the environment and safeguard public health, promote passage of strong environmental laws, and help communities address local environmental problems affecting them.  Clean Water Fund is a national research and education organization which promotes the public interest on issues related to water, waste, and toxics. 

Top issue priorities include: preventing harm to our health from toxic chemicals, reducing water pollution from Massachusetts industries, promoting responsible growth of the energy efficiency and clean energy industries, advocating for Zero Waste policies in the City of Boston, and electing pro-environment candidates to public office.  Ensuring that those most affected by environmental degradation have a voice at the table, and that solutions to environmental problems contribute to broader goals of justice for all, are central principles of all our campaigns.

Familiarity with campaign organizing in a variety of racial and socio-economic communities, and/or communications is highly desired. Interns must be able to travel to Clean Water Action’s Boston office located at 88 Broad Street, Downtown Boston.   

Responsibilities will be assigned based on experience, skills, and interest as well as campaign needs. Tasks may include:

  • (Development intern only) Assisting in organizing fall benefit in October 
  • Writing and/or posting content for website articles, blog posts, email communications, etc.
  • Helping to manage social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
  • Conducting outreach to individuals or organizations to build power
  • Assisting in organizing events or meetings
  • Researching campaign issues
  • Administrative tasks as needed.


  • Passion for protecting human health and the environment
  • Passion for expansion of clean energy 
  • Good communication skills
  • Solid computer skills (competent in working with Word, Excel, Internet, etc.);
  • Well organized
  • Able to work independently and in a team environment
  • Good writing skills a plus

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Job Level

Entry-level, Intern (Paid)


Nonprofit- NGO


Minimum of 16 hours per week commitment for a 3 month period, or longer, required. Interns will receive a stipend for their work.