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Mar 25 / BARD CEP

Environmental Policy Intern, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay – Massachusetts

Organization: Save the Harbor/Save the Bay

Position Title: Environmental Policy Intern

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Hours and Compensation: Minimum 20-30 hours/week; We are looking for applicants for Summer 2015 to begin in June and end in late August-early September depending on availability.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

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

Responsibilities: 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. Data Analysis and Interpretation: Review the results of the water tests, and determine whether or not they reinforce current water use policies. Water Quality Testing: Occasionally test the water in the harbor to evaluate the quality of the water for recreation activities such as fishing, boating, and swimming. Testing includes formulating collection plans, collecting water samples from the harbor, and delivering the samples to a lab for analysis.

Qualifications:

• 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 and Excel

How to Apply: To apply, please send your cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample to Amy Gaylord at gaylord@savetheharbor.org

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