Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA) Cleanup Intern

CRWA Background:

One of the country’s oldest watershed organizations, Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA) was formed in 1965 in response to public concern about the declining condition of the Charles. Since its earliest days of advocacy, CRWA has figured prominently in major clean-up and watershed protection efforts, working with government officials and citizen groups from 35 Massachusetts watershed towns from Hopkinton to Boston. CRWA’s mission is to use science, advocacy and the law to protect, preserve and enhance the Charles River and its watershed.


CRWA is seeking an intern for spring 2012 to help organize our Annual Earth Day Charles River Cleanup, taking place on April 14, 2012. This will be the 13th Annual Earth Day Cleanup and is the largest one day river cleanup in the nation! Last year’s cleanup took place across 22 communities and involved approximately 3000 volunteers. The project brought together many diverse people and groups, all with the same goal: to clean up the river and improve their local environment. The Cleanup Intern will spearhead coordination of this incredible event by working as Chairperson of the Cleanup Steering Committee, which has representatives from state and local organizations. Responsibilities include volunteer recruitment and communication, public relations and media outreach, logistics, and grant writing and fundraising.

Our intern schedules are flexible within normal business hours, but we require a commitment of at least 20 hours per week. In many cases, interns have been able to coordinate these unpaid positions with their school programs so that they get college credit.


  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Good writing and research skills.
  • CRWA prefers candidates who are able to work at least 20 hours per week and make at least a three month commitment. The intern must be available to assist with the clean up on Saturday, April 14, 2012.
  • An interest in environmental/community issues; relevant coursework is helpful but not required.
  • Comfortable working both independently with minimal supervision, and as part of a team
  • Access to a car and valid driver’s license is helpful.

How to apply:

Please email a resume, cover letter, and your related coursework to Julie Wood at Please include your contact information and indicate you are interested in the Cleanup Internship.  If you have questions, please contact Julie at 781-788-0007 x225.

Anticipated dates: 1/15/12 through 5/15/12


Posted on November 17, 2011, in Marketing Research, Public Relations/Event Planning. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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