The Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC)

Communications & Events Internship: Watershed-wide Internship in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and/or Connecticut

Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC)

Summer 2021: Mid-June to Mid/Late-August

The Connecticut River Conservancy (CRC) stewards and advocates for New England’s longest river and largest watershed. Among CRC’s many contributions, the organization brings people and partners together across four states to prevent pollution, restore rivers and streams, improve habitat, and promote equitable recreation access.

As the CRC 2021 Communications & Events Intern, you will have a tremendous opportunity to develop and expand skills in traditional and digital communications and to impact the river’s future.

The internship is intended for a student who is passionate about environmental issues and interested in communications or community engagement. As an intern with the nonprofit voice for the river and watershed, you will work to educate and engage people across the watershed in NH, VT, MA & CT. By marketing to diverse audiences, you will support inclusion, diversity and equity goals for the organization and in river communities.

The 2021 Communications and Events Intern will play an important role at the start of this potentially transformational decade. After the summer of work and learning, your efforts will have helped to improve the protection, restoration, and enjoyment of the watershed’s rivers and streams.

Healthy rivers support healthy ecosystems and thriving communities.

Position Description:

  • Communicate CRC’s work through social media, digital newsletters, website, printed materials, and media outreach
  • Support CRC’s events, programming, and advocacy work by developing marketing materials and social media campaigns for targeted audiences
  • Develop member engagement tools through website, e-mail and social media that ensure members are connected to and can participate in the work of the organization
  • Promote events, workshops and volunteer opportunities for the public and/or community scientist volunteers, including work to prepare for the annual Source to Sea Cleanup in September
  • Share current environmental issues and challenges such as climate justice, hydropower relicensing, water quality, and other emerging concerns with the goal of educating, activating, and inspiring action.




  • Experience and/or ability to create and design content for e-newsletters, social media, and marketing campaigns. Photography, video and/or creative design experience a plus.
  • Familiarity and experience using social media platforms for an organization or business and/or ability and willingness to learn.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience and/or willingness to learn to operate basic website tools.
  • Public speaking experience or interest.
  • Comfortable working with little supervision and as part of a team.
  • Highly organized and able to maintain a complex, multi-faceted communications strategy.
  • Ability to creatively problem-solve and be flexible in a changing environment, to set priorities, and manage tasks and multiple deadlines simultaneously.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Teams, SharePoint, Asana project management software, Canva and/or ability and willingness to learn.


Mid-June thru mid/late August, 10-12 weeks. Approx. 35 hours/week with schedule agreed upon by you and coordinating staff, including attendance at CRC events, schedule permitting.

Work will be primarily remote with some in-person work possible at outdoor socially-distanced events or in CRC’s socially-distanced offices in Greenfield, MA; Hartford, CT; or Brattleboro, VT. Housing and transportation not provided.

To Apply: Would you like to help launch a next era of river recovery?

Interested persons should inquire &/or submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected]