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Sea Level Rise/Kiwanis Club Intern (Paid)
8/23/2016

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Sea Level Rise/Kiwanis Club Intern to be based at our Brock Environmental Center located in Virginia Beach, VA. This is a paid internship for the Fall of 2016.  Start and end dates are flexible.

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 Sea-Level Rise/Kiwanis Club of Suburban Norfolk Intern will work with Chesapeake Bay Foundation staff, especially the Sea-Level Rise Fellow, communicate and educate Hampton Roads localities and residents about ways to create more resilient communities. Thoughtful incorporation of nature-based solutions into sea-level rise adaptation efforts can also reduce recurrent flooding problems and improve local water quality in cost-efficient ways. The majority of this internship will be conducted at CBF’s Brock Environmental Center, w CBF working with staff in developing educational and marketing tools about sea-level rise issues.


Essential functions include:

  • Identify future green infrastructure-based resiliency projects in Hampton Roads, compiling any needed information for project planning and implementation.
  • Prepare residential outreach materials on how green infrastructure implementation on private property can help reduce recurrent flooding and improve local water quality.
  • Develop print and web-based educational/marketing materials regarding sea-level rise, flooding, and water quality issues.
  • Conduct research to collect data on successful flooding and sea level rise adaptation practices that incorporate green infrastructure and have been implemented in the Hampton Roads region or in other areas of the United States. Review reports and case studies to determine efficacy and usefulness.
  • Catalog and quantify practices that will reduce coastal flooding and improve water quality.
  • Visit locations, take photos, and write brief success stories about these projects. 
  • Provide general office/administrative support, including data entry and filing, digital and material organization, among other tasks.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Successful candidate should be a college student in their sophomore, junior, or senior year. Applicants must be actively enrolled in school and working toward a degree, preferably with a marketing, writing, or environmental science background. Self-initiative, the ability to work independently, as well as with a team, and excellent communication skills are required. Familiarity with Excel, Word, and Outlook required. Strong persuasive writing skills are required. Familiarity with low impact development and flood mitigation techniques desired.  We seek a 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 and resume no later than September 16, 2016 to:

Human Resources/FY17I-003
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Internships@cbf.org

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.          

Virginia Science Intern (unpaid)
7/28/2016

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Science Intern to be based at its VA State Office located in Richmond.  This is an unpaid volunteer internship to run through the Fall of 2016.  There will be flexibility in hours for school schedules.


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

This internship will provide you with a tremendous opportunity to learn about the field of environmental sciences to enforce varies approaches for achieving nutrient reductions, research existing laws and to develop more effective regulatory programs, in the unique environment of a non-profit environmental organization.  Your internship will offer a variety of educational experiences intended for you to draw upon in your academic and career endeavors, and you will be supervised by our VA Staff Scientist throughout the program.  Among other things, the internship may include the following opportunities to participate in some or all of the following:
The Science Intern will assist the Virginia Senior Scientist, the Virginia Staff Scientist, and other CBF staff with projects as needed. 

Essential functions include:

  • Assisting the Virginia Staff Scientist with review of current regulatory programs.
  • Joining staff in an effort to investigate and critique various approaches for achieving the remaining nutrient reductions required by the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load
  • Assisting in the research and production of Bay-related summary reports in the areas of scientific issues, techniques, and/or materials for review and future use.
  • Learning and researching how GIS database can create and maintain data layers to create products such as area maps.
  • Attending as a Participate on a one-day educational boat trip with CBF’s Hampton Roads Boat Program staff.
  • Attending environmental activities to learn from other staff and to experience "on-the-ground" environmental activities (e.g., oyster cultivation and restoration at the Gloucester County work site and other restoration activities.)
  • Shadowing CBF Scientists or other CBF staff by attending various EPR-related meetings and calls with management and/or partners (as appropriate); 
  • Attend CBF staff meetings and trainings, as available.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Successful candidate must be working toward a graduate or undergraduate degree and possess a specific background in environmental management, environmental science, environmental or agricultural engineering, 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. Experience collecting and interpreting data and using GIS mapping software and managing databases is a plus. We seek a committed, creative thinker interested in learning about the Chesapeake Bay as well as furthering the Foundation’s mission to "Save the Bay.”

This internship is a part-time, unpaid position. Start and end dates are negotiable. The successful candidate must have reliable transportation for periodic travel within the Bay watershed.


To apply, please send cover letter and resume no later than September 16, 2016 to:

Human Resources/FY17I-002
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Internships@cbf.org

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.          

Virginia Legal Intern (unpaid)
2/8/2016

Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Inc. (CBF) the Mid-Atlantic's largest regional non-profit conservation organization working solely to save the Bay, seeks a legal intern for its Virginia State Office located in Richmond, Virginia.


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 legal intern would be part of CBF's Environmental Protection and Restoration Program (EPR) which includes lawyers, scientists, planners, grassroots, and communications staff who work on wide spectrum of Bay-related issues, including water and air quality, point and non-point source pollution, land use and conservation, growth management, transportation, wetlands protection, and fisheries management. The intern would support EPR's advocacy to enforce existing laws and to develop more effective regulatory programs through participation in local, state, and federal regulatory initiatives, legislative work before the Virginia General Assembly, litigation, and many other CBF-specific initiatives to protect and enhance water quality in the Bay and its tidal tributaries.

The legal intern at the Virginia State office may be expected to travel within the watershed and 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.

The legal intern is expected to have the opportunity to participate in some or all of the following:

  • 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
  • Assist in preparation of administrative petitions, amicus briefs, and litigation documents
  • Work with other staff to experience "on-the-ground" environmental activities (e.g., delineation of foreign or invasive wetland plants, tour of industrial facilities)
  • Conduct legal research on a broad range of environmental issues
  • Help with management of legal projects (e.g., conservation easement negotiation and drafting; permit reviews)


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

The Virginia State office is currently seeking a legal intern for a period of approximately 12 weeks. The length of the internship, and whether the position is full time or part time, will depend on CBF's specific needs. Law students who have completed at least the first year are invited to apply for this unpaid position.

If interested, please submit cover letter and resume to:

Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Attn: Legal Internship
6 Herndon Ave
Annapolis, MD 21403
Cbf_employment@cbf.org

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