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Eastern Shore Office Policy and Program Intern (Unpaid)
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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 Winter/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 the 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 engagement, 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. 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 cover letter and resume no later than December 19, 2014 to:

Human Resources/FY15-009-ESPP
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Internships@cbf.org

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Maryland Legislative Intern (Unpaid)
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Legislative Intern for their Maryland Office to be based at their Philip Merrill Environmental Center headquarters located in Annapolis, MD. This is an unpaid Internship to run during the MD Legislative session (Mid - January through Mid - April 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 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 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. 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:

  • Review proposed bills
  • Deliver written testimony to committees
  • Attend committee hearings as needed
  • Research Maryland Code provisions impacted by proposed bills
  • Legal research on out-of-state practices


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".

To apply, please send resume and cover letter explaining your interest in CBF by December 19, 2014 to:

Human Resources/FY15I-008-MDLI
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Internships@cbf.org

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
Internships@cbf.org

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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