Internships - Charles River Watershed Association

Marketing and Design Internship


One of the country's premier watershed organizations, Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA), located in Weston, 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. For more information, please visit our website at

Internship Description

CRWA seeks an intern between May and August, 2019, interested in gaining hands-on training and experience in marketing and design with an environmental nonprofit. CRWA’s intern will have an opportunity to learn and strengthen skills developing printed and online educational materials, website design and migration, and marketing skills, while learning about nonprofit operations. In this mentoring opportunity, you will work closely with CRWA’s development and communications team to raise awareness of CRWA and the Charles River.

Opportunity to

  • Draft and provide support for CRWA’s website, email alerts, e-newsletters and appeals
  • Develop print and online educational materials including presentations, brochures, factsheets and blog posts
  • Increase CRWA’s audience through social media and other marketing efforts
  • Help implement migration of CRWA’s website to a new web host
  • Provide support for CRWA communications and outreach staff as needed
  • Assist with event branding and promotion

Desired Qualifications

  • Interest and some experience in web design, arts and marketing
  • Knowledge of social media, including Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and other social media platforms
  • Computer and graphic skills; knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and InDesign
  • Coursework or experience in publicity or marketing a plus
  • An interest in environmental issues and learning about nonprofits
  • Comfortable working as part of a team
  • Currently enrolled in college, or college graduate preferred

CRWA’s intern schedules are flexible, ranging from 16 to 32 hours per week depending on intern’s availability and whether receiving academic credit for internship. This is an unpaid internship. CRWA prefers candidates who are able to make a three-month commitment. In many cases, interns have been able to coordinate with their school’s programs so that they receive academic credit.

To apply, please email a resume, 3-4 piece portfolio, and cover letter to Maddie Wolters at by April 1, 2019. Please include your surname in the subject line. If you have questions, please direct them to Maddie at 781-788-0007.

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CRWA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of age, class, color, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender, national origin, race, or sexual orientation.

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