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MD Science Intern (paid)
Friday, January 27, 2017

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Science Intern to be based at their Philip Merrill Center Environmental Center headquarters located in Annapolis MD, as well as various field locations.  The internship will begin in May 2017 and end in July 2017. Exact start and end dates are negotiable.  The successful candidate must have reliable transportation for travel to CBF’s Philip Merrill Environmental Center in Annapolis, MD, and live in close proximity to the Annapolis area.


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. Our staff and volunteer corps work throughout the region educating students and adults, advocating for clean water polices, restoring waterways, and litigating when necessary.

CBF's headquarters office in Annapolis, MD is the Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the world’s first U.S. Green Build Council’s LEED platinum building. In 2014, CBF opened The Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach, VA. The Brock Center 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. For more information on CBF please visit www.cbf.org.

CONTEXT OF THE POSITION

The Science Intern will assist Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Maryland Senior Scientist with several ongoing projects including but not limited to: Field data collection to support Blue Carbon and Coastal Resiliency pilot projects in the lower Eastern Shore, partnership building to support Outstanding Natural Resource Water designations in Charles County, review and comment on the Mallows Bay National Marine Sanctuary Environmental Impact Statement and outreach on Atlantic sturgeon critical habitat designation in Maryland.

Throughout the internship, there will also be opportunities for participation in oyster restoration activities, advancement of beneficial and innovative uses of dredged material and other Maryland office activities that showcase the interactions between science and policy.  It is important that you have a drive to ‘Save The Bay’ and that these activities augment your academic program in a way that will advance entry level science career opportunities.  Applicants should be comfortable in and around the water and on large/small vessels.


Essential functions include:

  • Review, assimilation and ability to summarize and explain written background materials pertaining to major projects
  • Collection of field data and soil samples in tidal marshes
  • Canoeing or kayaking skills and abilities
  • Becoming a point of contact for partner organizations, landowners and state agencies on major projects
  • Occasional travel to field areas, possibly overnight


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Successful candidate should be an undergraduate college student majoring in environmental science, environmental policy, marine affairs, or a related field. Applicants must be actively enrolled in college and working toward this degree and available for 8-10 weeks during the summer term to begin in the month of May, 2017.  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 volunteer organizations is preferred.  We seek a hard-working and creative thinker interested in learning about the Chesapeake Bay as well as furthering the Foundation’s mission to "Save the Bay”.

To apply, please send cover letter & resume no later than February 28, 2017 to:

Human Resources/FY17I-007
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Internships@cbf.org

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Eastern Shore Policy & Program Intern (Spring 2017- Paid)
Monday, January 23, 2017

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) seeks a Policy and Program Intern to be based at CBF’s Eastern Shore Office located in Easton, MD. This is a paid internship for the Winter/Spring of 2017 to run approximately 16 weeks.

THE CHESAPEAKE BAY FOUNDATION


The Chesapeake Bay Foundation 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 and Easton, Maryland; Richmond and Norfolk, Virginia; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; 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 certified green 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.

CONTEXT OF THE POSITION


The Eastern Shore Policy and Program Intern will have the opportunity to shadow members of the CBF Maryland Office/Eastern Shore team in order to learn about the inner-workings of the organization and the outreach, advocacy and citizen communication programs and initiatives that CBF manages on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The intern will enjoy hands-on experience by observing, assisting and supporting CBF’s Eastern Shore Director, Grassroots Field Specialist and members of the Maryland Office staff who develop and implement environmental policies and grow public support for restoring the Bay’s health.

Essential functions include:

  • Support execution of Maryland’s Watershed Implementation Plan on the Eastern Shore. Participate in engaging local governments in water quality improvement activities, such as establishing standards for effective roadside ditch management. Build implementation capacity by assisting efforts that enhance technical support and financial incentives for counties and municipalities.
  • Engage homeowners in slowing and filtering polluted runoff. Assist with recruiting and securing interest in installing polluted runoff control projects on residential property in Cambridge and Talbot County, MD.
  • Build constituency for clean water. Support development and implementation of the 5th annual Clean Water Concert Series and a fishing tournament.
  • Help administer CBF’s education and advocacy trainings and networks, including the Volunteers as Chesapeake Stewards (VoiCeS) and Clean Water Captains programs.
  • Facilitate delivery of opportunities for citizen education and action, including hands-on habitat restoration, shoreline clean-ups, and River Discovery Trips by canoe.
  • Conceive, design and implement a program for CBF’s Save the Bay Breakfast lecture series.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS


CBF seeks an enthusiastic college student or graduate that can derive the most benefit from this valuable learning experience. The applicant should be a college student or just out of school participating in a work/study program or seeking direct experience with a non-profit, environmental organization. Fluent in Spanish preferred.

COMPENSATION


The Eastern Shore Policy and Program Intern will receive a stipend of $1,500.


To apply, please send a cover letter and resume no later than February 3, 2017 to:

Human Resources/FY16I-006
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Internships@cbf.org

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.          

MD Legal Interns (Summer 2017- Paid)
Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks Legal Interns 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 Virginia Beach, Virginia; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Washington, D.C., and in 15 field education program locations. Our staff and volunteer corps work throughout the region educating students and adults, advocating for clean water policies, restoring waterways, and litigating when necessary.

CBF's headquarters office in Annapolis, MD is the Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the world’s first U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED platinum building. In 2014, CBF opened The Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach, VA. The Brock Center 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. For more information on CBF please visit www.cbf.org.

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 on 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 or third-year law students or LLM students and must have a good understanding of our available legal research tool, Lexis Advance.  Prior environmental law coursework 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 full-time during this period.  Students may elect to receive credit for their internships through their colleges or receive a stipend through CBF.  Only one option may be chosen and requests must be made clear prior to starting the position. 

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter explaining your interest in CBF and indicate the internship you wish to apply for (Maryland Office or Litigation Department) by March 1, 2017 to:


Human Resources/FY17I-005
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Internships@cbf.org

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.          

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