Jobs, Internships & Volunteer Opportunities


Since 2000, the Charles River Conservancy has worked to steward and renew the Charles River parklands. Whether you are an experienced professional or a recent graduate, the Conservancy creates the foundation for a rewarding and challenging career. The Charles River Conservancy is always interested in hearing from qualified and committed individuals who want to make the urban parklands more attractive, active, and accessible for all. The Conservancy is an equal opportunity organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability. For more information, contact CRC at



  • We will always welcome applications from qualified and committed individuals interested in volunteering with the Conservancy.



Position: Operations and Development Assistant

The Charles River Conservancy is seeking a thoughtful, detail-oriented individual to join our organization as the Operations & Development Assistant. The Operations and Development Assistant in an hourly, non-exempt, full-time position (37.5+ hours per week, occasionally requiring early morning, evening, and weekend work). Click here to read more about the position.

Position: Graduate Research Assistant, Northeastern University (Tuition paid for a two-year Masters degree)

Charles River Swimming Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment

Planning efforts are currently underway to open a permanent swimming location on the Charles River. A solid database of water quality observations is needed to support the management of the site. This position is for a Masters student to perform water quality monitoring and assessment. Specific tasks include sample collection and analysis for E. coli and total cyanobacteria cell counts in the laboratory, analysis and interpretation of the results, and summary and communication to stakeholders. Sampling and analysis will need to be performed on a daily basis during the swimming season (Memorial Day to Labor Day), with other times dedicated to data analysis and communication and coursework. 

This research project is a collaboration of the Charles River Conservancy ( and Northeastern University ( The dates of the position are May 1, 2017 through April 31, 2019. The student is expected to enroll in the Masters program at Northeastern University in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering or Marine & Environmental Sciences, advised by Prof. Ferdi Hellweger. The position provides a stipend, benefits and tuition. For more information please contact Professor Ferdi Hellweger with a resume and short letter on your qualifications for the position. 


Thank you for your interest in the Charles River Conservancy and for your commitment to the stewardship and enhancement of the parklands of the Charles River Basin.