Brock Center Events Intern (Unpaid)

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks an Events Intern to be based at its Brock Environmental Center headquarters located in Virginia Beach. This is a part-time unpaid Internship for the Summer of 2018.

About 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

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 Brock Center Events Intern will have the opportunity to shadow members of the CBF Brock Environmental Center team to gain experience in green building standards and processes, conference center and special events coordination, and the daily general duties to maintain the Center.  The intern will enjoy hands-on experience by observing, assisting, and supporting the Brock Center Coordinator and Manager with such functions as:

Essential Functions

  • Assist with planning and coordinating CBF’s Annual Save the Bay Family Day, a 1,500 plus person event designed to educate on and engage the community in Saving the Bay. Responsibilities to include Planning, Marketing, Contract Coordination, Vendor Relations, Social Media and other items as needed.
  • Work with the Brock Center coordinator on expanding the Center’s Events Marketing plan.
  • Assist with Social Media content development for current and future events.
  • Research vendors we work with to create a vendor information book for clients who have booked the venue. 
  • Respond to Event questions and inquiries as needed.

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

How to Apply

To apply, please send cover letter and resume no later than March 23, 2018 to:

Human Resources/FY18-013-BCEI
Chesapeake Bay Foundation

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.                                         

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