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Oyster Restoration Interns (Paid and Unpaid)
Monday, February 02, 2015

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks Oyster Restoration Interns to be based at both their Philip Merrill Center Environmental Center headquarters located in Annapolis MD, and their Oyster Restoration Center (ORC) in Shady Side, MD as well as various field locations. There are both paid and unpaid positions available for the Spring and Summer of 2015.


THE CHESAPEAKE BAY FOUNDATION

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest regional non-profit conservation organization working solely to save the Bay. Established in 1967, CBF has a staff of approximately 185 employees working in offices in Annapolis Maryland; Richmond and Norfolk, Virginia; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Washington, D.C., and in 15 field education program locations. CBF's headquarters office is in the Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the world's first LEED platinum building. In 2015, CBF opened The Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach, VA, which is one of the most energy efficient, environmentally smart buildings in the world.

CBF has an annual budget of approximately $21 million and is supported by more than 200,000 members and e-subscribers.


CONTEXT OF THE POSITION

The Oyster Restoration Intern will assist Chesapeake Bay Foundation Oyster Restoration Center staff with several potential projects including but not limited to: oyster gardening events, reef ball events, shelling shaking, setting spat on shell, tank monitoring, deploying reef balls/ spat on shell, cleaning tanks between spat sets, boat maintenance /repair. The Restoration Intern will be assisting in pre-event preparation, working with volunteers during restoration events as well as daily operations and upkeep of the center between events. This is also an outside field position that will include data collection responsibilities. Outreach and education is a vital part of the experience at ORC; applicants should be comfortable addressing groups of 15-30 people. It is important that you have a drive to "Save the Bay" as well as educate and inspire our volunteers. Applicants should be comfortable in and around the water and on large/small vessels.


Essential functions include:

  • Assist a minimum of 3 days a week including some weekends with field operations at CBF's Maryland Oyster Restoration Center in Shady Side and surrounding field locations: Annapolis, St. Michaels, and Solomon's Island.
  • Assist with on and below deck operations of CBF vessels and maintenance
  • Assist with managing volunteer events associated with the program
  • Engage volunteers and connect their passion to restore oysters to support the enforcement and implementation of the TMDL (Total Maximum Daily Loads) pollution limits.
  • Assist with data collection, analysis and management
  • Comfortable working long hours outside in various conditions
  • Comfortable working with power tools or a willingness to learn.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Successful candidate should be a college student majoring in environmental science, fishery science, aquaculture, marine affairs, or a related field. Applicants must be actively enrolled in college and working toward a degree. Self-initiative, the ability to work independently, as well as with a team and excellent written and oral communication skills are required. A candidate with experience with shellfish aquaculture and/or spat-on-shell is preferred. We seek a creative thinker interested in learning about the Chesapeake Bay as well as furthering the Foundation's mission to "Save the Bay."

The internships will begin in the spring of 2015 and end in August 2015. Exact start and end dates are negotiable. The successful candidate must have reliable transportation for travel to CBF's Maryland Oyster Restoration Center in Shady Side, Philip Merrill Environmental Center in Annapolis, and live in close proximity to the Annapolis area.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume no later than March 31, 2015 to:

Human Resources/FY15I-011-ORI
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Internships@cbf.org

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Administrative Assistant Intern (Unpaid)
Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks an Administrative Assistant Intern to be based at the Philip Merrill Environmental Center headquarters located in Annapolis, MD. This is an unpaid internship for the Summer of 2015.


THE CHESAPEAKE BAY FOUNDATION

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest regional non-profit conservation organization working solely to save the Bay. Established in 1967, CBF has a staff of approximately 185 employees working in offices in Annapolis Maryland; Richmond and VA Beach, Virginia; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Washington, D.C., and in 15 field education program locations. CBF's headquarters office is in the Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the world's first LEED platinum building. In 2015, CBF opened the Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia, which is one of the most energy efficient, environmentally smart buildings in the world.

CBF has an annual budget of approximately $21 million and is supported by more than 200,000 members and e-subscribers.


CONTEXT OF THE POSITION

Administration's mission is to significantly contribute to the improvement of the water quality of the Chesapeake Bay by providing a strong operations infrastructure for CBF staff. The mission is to develop and maintain procedures, systems, equipment, facilities and property so that staff can work safely, efficiently, and creatively to Save the Bay. All programs are to incorporate green practices.

The Administrative Intern will have the opportunity to shadow members of the CBF Administration team in order to learn about the inner-workings of the department as it relates to office inventory, Green building standards and processes, conference center coordination and the daily general duties needed to maintain the Philip Merrill Environmental Center headquarters building for CBF. The intern will enjoy hands-on experience by observing, assisting and supporting the Office Manager, Conference Center Coordinator and the Executive Assistant to the VP of Administration.


Essential functions include:

  • Work with the Office Manager on all aspects of a paper use reduction project and document management plan for the entire organization.
  • Monitor and update the social media sites (Facebook, Wedding Wire) for the CBF Merrill Center Events Program. Research ways to keep the sites engaging and exciting. Respond to questions and inquiries as needed.
  • Work with the Conference Center coordinator on marketing the facility by planning and implementing an open house to showcase the facility and the green aspects of our space.
  • Observe and assist the Office Manager, Conference Center Coordinator, and the Executive Assistant to the VP of Administration with daily tasks related to office administration and equipment and building upkeep including participating in such projects as document management, network file organization and contract organization.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

CBF seeks an enthusiastic college student that can derive the most benefit from this valuable learning experience. Applicant should be a college student participating in a work /study program and have an interest in non-profit organizations, LEED and the US Green Building Council. The student should also have a general knowledge of and enthusiasm for CBF's mission and work. Must have proficient Microsoft Office Skills. This position is part time; hours are flexible.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume no later than February 27, 2105 to:

Human Resources/FY15I-010-AAI
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Internships@cbf.org

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Summer Legal Internships (Paid)
Friday, December 05, 2014

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Legal Intern for both their Litigation Department and Maryland Office to be based at their Philip Merrill Environmental Center headquarters located in Annapolis, MD.


THE CHESAPEAKE BAY FOUNDATION

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest regional non-profit conservation organization working solely to save the Bay. Established in 1967, CBF has a staff of approximately 185 employees working in offices in Annapolis Maryland; Richmond and Norfolk, Virginia; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Washington, D.C., and in 15 field education program locations. CBF's headquarters office is in the Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the world's first LEED platinum building.

CBF has an annual budget of approximately $21 million and is supported by more than 200,000 members and e-subscribers. For more information on CBF please visit www.cbf.org.

The Litigation Department uses the law as a tool to protect and preserve the Chesapeake Bay. Using federal, state and local laws, CBF attorneys file amicus briefs, regulatory challenges and, if necessary, lawsuits to stop polluters and to ensure governmental compliance with those laws.

The Maryland Office works to Save the Bay in two key areas: environmental protection and restoration and constituency outreach and education. The state office is responsible for directing CBF's policy work on the state level and employs a fulltime attorney in this pursuit. This includes working directly with the state lawmakers by drafting and proposing legislation. The state office also works with local and state agencies on regulatory issues regarding water quality, environmental and planning issues.


CONTEXT OF THE POSITION

While legal interns with CBF work directly under attorneys, they also work with scientists, lobbyists, public relations staff, and planners. Interns may work with outside staff from other environmental organizations or governmental agencies as well. Work often involves some travel. Interns have much independence and responsibility while working with CBF. Interns are strongly encouraged to attend at least one of CBF's educational field trips (canoeing, work boat, skipjack, etc.) for a direct experience with the natural resources CBF strives to protect.

Essential functions include:

Legal intern activities with CBF involve a broad range of policy, legislative, regulatory and legal matters. Duties may include:

  • Prepare comments to proposed regulatory actions
  • Help to prepare policy positions and presentations, craft proposed legislation, and monitor legislative study committees
  • Work with staff to investigate and critique implementation of state laws and regulations
  • Review documents in support of litigation
  • Assist in preparation of administrative petitions, amicus briefs, and litigation documents
  • Conduct legal research on a broad range of environmental issues
  • Help with management of legal projects
  • Work with other staff to experience "on-the-ground" environmental activities


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must be second year, third year or LLM students and must have a good understanding of available legal research tools such as Lexis and Westlaw. Prior environmental law course-work is also strongly preferred. We seek independent, creative thinkers who will help us to act wisely and in the public interest as we strive to "Save the Bay".

Legal internships during the summer are expected to last 10-12 weeks and interns are expected to work fulltime during this time. Students may elect to receive credit for their internships through their colleges or receive a stipend through CBF. Only one may be chosen and requests must be made clear prior to start of position.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter explaining your interest in CBF and indicate the office in which you are interested in working by March 31, 2015 to:

Human Resources/ FY15I-007-LI-MD
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Internships@cbf.org

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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