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MD Oyster Restoration Intern (Paid)
Monday, February 27, 2017

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks an Oyster (Gardening and Restoration) Intern 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. This is a paid internship to run from approximately May-August 2017. Exact start and end dates are negotiable.

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 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 MD Oyster Restoration Center in Shady Side, MD 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 or recent college graduate majoring (or majored) in environmental science, fishery science, aquaculture, marine affairs, or a related field. 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 successful candidate must have reliable transportation for travel to CBF’s MD Oyster Restoration Center in Shady Side, MD, Philip Merrill Environmental Center in Annapolis, MD, and live in close proximity to the Annapolis area.

To apply, please send cover letter & resume no later than April 1, 2017 to:

Human Resources/FY17I-008
internships@cbf.org

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Conference Center and Events Intern (Unpaid)
Monday, February 27, 2017

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Conference Center and Events Intern to be based at its Philip Merrill Environmental Center headquarters located in Annapolis.  This is a part-time unpaid Internship for the Summer of 2017.

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

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 Conference Center and Events 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 with such functions as:

Essential functions include:

• 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 a wedding expo/open house to showcase the facility and the green aspects of our space.
• Create a CBF venue blog.
• Research current CBF vendors to create a vendor information book for clients who have booked the venue.

 

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 March 24, 2017 to:

Human Resources/FY17I-009
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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