Jobs & RFPs

Jobs and Opportunities

A large group of staff in casual summer wear pose on Sherwood Island beachConnecticut Fund for the Environment/Save the Sound would welcome you to our team!

Addresses and deadlines for each position are noted in the detailed job descriptions. No phone calls, please.

If you are applying for more than one position, please submit individual cover letters and résumés for each position, and note in the cover letters all the positions you have applied for.

CFE/Save the Sound is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from demographics underrepresented in the environmental and nonprofit sectors.

Meet our current team.

Employment

Environmental Technician — Seasonal

Be a part of our dynamic water quality sampling program working with citizen science volunteers from Long Island Sound shoreline communities.  You will coordinate the collection and participate in the processing of water quality samples, working under the supervision of Save the Sound’s Water Quality Program Manager in our lab located in Mamaroneck, NY.  Sampling will focus on water quality parameters including pathogen indicator bacteria, dissolved oxygen, chl-a, nutrients, pH, and others as necessary.  The position will assist in data analysis and the development of figures, maps, and tables for reports.

This is a 6-month temporary full-time position that does not include benefits with an average work week of 35 hours/week. The work will begin on May 1, 2020 and run through October 31, 2020. Reimbursement for work-related travel is provided. Some evening and weekend hours may be required on an as needed basis. Job description and application details.

Seasonal Soundkeeper

Join the Soundkeeper as he actively patrols the Long Island Coastline from Plum Island to the East River tracking down pollution sources by collecting water quality data and samples. You will report to the Long Island Soundkeeper based out of our office in New Haven, CT. Office work will be conducted in New Haven and at times in our office in Mamaroneck, NY.  Boat/Field work will take place throughout Long Island Sound leaving from the homeport of Blackrock Harbor, Bridgeport, CT.

This is a 5-month temporary full-time position that that does not include benefits with an average work week of 35 hours/week. The position begins May 15, 2020 and runs through October 15, 2020. Reimbursement for work-related travel is provided. Some evening and weekend hours will be required on an as needed basis. Job  description and application details.

Environmental Attorney Position: Peter B. Cooper Legal Fellow

Looking for a hard-working, energetic and creative attorney with outstanding writing skills and a demonstrated commitment to protecting and improving our environment. The job will involve legal writing and advocacy before administrative agencies, state and federal courts, and the legislature. This advocacy may combine litigation with coalition building on a variety of issues, including protecting Long Island Sound, rivers, lakes, and great spaces, as well as work on energy and climate. It is a full-time, two year attorney position in our New Haven office with full benefits and begins in June 2020 or as agreed. Full description here.

 

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Internships

Water Quality Intern — Seasonal

Be a part of our dynamic seasonal water quality sampling program working with citizen science volunteers from Long Island Sound shoreline communities.  You will learn about and coordinate the collection and participate in the processing of water quality samples, working under the supervision of Save the Sound’s Water Quality Program Manager in our lab located in Mamaroneck, NY.  Sampling will focus on water quality parameters including pathogen indicator bacteria, dissolved oxygen, chl-a, nutrients, turbidity, and others as necessary.  The position will assist in data analysis and the development of figures, maps, and tables for reports.

This is a full-time seasonal internship with an average work week of 35 hours/week. The position begins May 1, 2020 and runs through August 30, 2020. This is not an employee position and does not include benefits. Reimbursement for work-related travel is provided. Some evening and weekend hours may be required on an as needed basis. Job description and application details.

Development Intern – Summer

We are seeking a dynamic and creative self-starter interested in gaining real world nonprofit development, event management, and marketing/communications experience. Outstanding oral, written, and presentation skills are a must. Qualified applicants will have the ability to meet deadlines, remain flexible, and adjust to changing priorities. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, with keen attention to detail and excellent problem solving abilities are needed. Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Microsoft Word and Excel. Moderate Adobe Suite and social media experience (ie: Facebook and Twitter), as well as database management skills a plus. See the full job description and application details here.

Environmental Law Intern

This position is ideal for students seeking experience in public interest environmental law and advocacy. The internship will involve legal writing and advocacy for cases pending before state and federal courts and agencies as well as policy research. The candidate should have an outstanding academic record, strong communications skills, and demonstrated writing ability. This is a summer internship in our New Haven office. Full job description and how to apply here.

Environmental Law Summer Internship

Now accepting applications for law student internships in the New Haven Office for summer 2020. CFE/Save the Sound has an active docket of federal and state court and administrative cases and three attorneys on staff. We also have a full legislative agenda relating to climate, lands and water. Senior Legal Counsel founded and runs the UConn Law School Environmental Law Clinic during the academic year and oversees the internship program throughout the summer. Full description here.

General internships

Internships are available throughout the year for college students to work with CFE/Save the Sound’s program staff on research, event support, and project administration on a variety of programs that protect the air, land, and water of Connecticut and the Long Island Sound region. Check back for updates.

Requests for Proposals

There are no open RFPs at this time.


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