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 Fall of 2014 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 August 29, 2014 to:
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.