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Eastern Shore Office Policy and Program Intern (Unpaid)
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Policy and Program Intern to be based at their Eastern Shore, MD office located in Easton. This is an unpaid internship for the Spring of 2015 to run for approximately 12 weeks.


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 and Easton, 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.


CONTEXT OF THE POSITION 

The Eastern Shore Policy and Program Intern will have the opportunity to shadow members of the CBF MD 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 and members of the MD Office Staff that are based on the Eastern Shore. 

Essential functions include:

  • Support engagement with local officials, including the development of outreach materials, interpreting and communicating constituent interests, and helping provide assistance to local agency staffs and partners.
  • Participate in developing and implementing public education and advocacy campaigns, including efforts that build community support for local adoption of public policy priorities that implement the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint.
  • Learn how CBF builds their capacity for advocacy action and assist in communicating with members and supporters, organizing and coordinating volunteers and helping deliver programs that inspire and motivate citizen action.
  • Assist in expanding citizen knowledge and awareness of clean water issues and opportunities through speaking engagements, tabling events, and print and electronic communications media.
  • Engage in professional development opportunities like conferences, seminars and webcasts.
  • Help with establishing relationships with clean water professionals, organization and enthusiasts.
  • Assisting with other duties as assigned.


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.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume no later than February 10, 2015 to:


Human Resources/FY15-009-ESPP

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

[email protected]


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, 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. 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 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 & 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

[email protected]


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 1, 2015 to:

Human Resources/ FY15I-007-LI-MD
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
[email protected]

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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