Chesapeake Bay Foundation Maryland Outreach Intern

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Maryland Outreach Intern to be based at their Philip Merrill Environmental Center headquarters located in Annapolis, MD. This is an unpaid internship to for the Fall of 2019.

About the Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Established over 50 years ago, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the nation’s leading conservation organization dedicated solely to restoring and protecting the Chesapeake Bay, our nation’s largest estuary. With 300,000 members, an annual operating budget of $26 million, and a $55 million endowment, CBF’s 190 full time staff work in offices in Annapolis and Easton, MD; Richmond and Virginia Beach, VA; Harrisburg, PA; Washington, DC; and in 15 field education program locations across the Bay watershed.CBF’s headquarters – the Philip Merrill Environmental Center – in Annapolis is the world’s first USGBC LEED platinum building. In 2014, CBF opened the Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach; the Brock Center is the tenth certified Living Building and one of the most energy efficient, environmentally smart buildings in the world.

Context of the Position

The Maryland Outreach intern will assist the MD Outreach Manager on outreach, restoration, and service-learning events CBF will be hosting in the Spring of 2019. Spending part of their time in Annapolis and part at restoration sites across Maryland, the MD Outreach Intern will gain exposure to both environmental policy and hands-on restoration practices while working alongside CBF staff to defend the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint while engaging diverse constituents and stakeholders across the state.

Essential Functions

• Assisting with reforestation and riparian restoration events and workshops throughout Maryland.

• Assist with tabling festivals, fairs, and other events to promote CBF outreach activities and educate the public on key issues.

• Spend time maintaining stocks of native trees and shrubs in the nursery (weeding, watering, potting, etc.)

• Assist with farm stewardship events and work days at CBF’s Clagett Farm.

• Help build and promote the Buy Fresh Buy Local Chesapeake Chapter.

Professional Experience and Qualifications

Successful candidates should have a strong background and interest in environmental science and/or policy, or related field; with a desire to pursue outreach and restoration work as a future career. A combination of hands-on outdoor experience and background education is a plus. The assistant will be required to work certain weekdays, weekends, and some evenings.

Candidate MUST be available at least three days a week, all day and on some weekends. The assistant must be comfortable lifting at least 40lbs. In addition, candidate should be familiar with environmental issues and problems facing the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, and be able to work with the general public and volunteers of all ages and backgrounds.

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