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VA Science Intern (Unpaid)
3/7/2017

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Science Intern to be based at its VA State office located in Richmond.  This internship is a part-time, unpaid position. The candidate will ideally start in April 2017 and work through early September. The successful candidate must have reliable transportation for periodic travel within the Bay watershed.


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 the Virginia Staff Scientist and other CBF staff with projects as needed.  The Science Intern will report to the Virginia Staff Scientist.

Essential functions include:

• Help manage an event based water quality citizen monitoring program
• Assist with managing and analyzing water quality data sets 
• Assist CBF staff in evaluating approaches for achieving the remaining nutrient reductions required by the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load.
• Assist with GIS database creation and maintenance, and in researching and downloading available data layers to create GIS products such as project location/area maps.
• 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, or other water quality related field. Self-initiative, the ability to work independently and strong 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

To apply, please send cover letter and resume no later than March 24, 2017 to:

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

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.         

VA Oyster Restoration Interns (2)- Paid
2/27/2017

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a 2 Oyster Restoration Interns to be based at its VA Oyster Restoration Center located in Gloucester, VA. These are full-time, paid 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

The Oyster Restoration Intern will assist Chesapeake Bay Foundation Oyster Restoration Center staff with several potential projects.  This is an outside field position. Applicants should be comfortable in and around the water and on small vessels.


Essential functions include:

• Assist 5 days per week and possibly some weekends with field operations at CBF’s Oyster Restoration Center in Gloucester County, Virginia, including the oyster gardening program, shell washing and bagging, and other hands-on activities.
• Assist with data collection and management.
• Assist with vessel maintenance.
• Assist with managing volunteer events associated with the program.

 

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 internship will begin in May 2017 and end in August 2017. Exact start and end dates are negotiable.  The successful candidate must have reliable transportation for travel to CBF’s VA Oyster Restoration Center in Gloucester County, Virginia, and live in close proximity to Gloucester County.


To apply, please send cover letter and resume no later than March 19, 2017 to:

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

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.          

Year-Round 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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