Maryland Outreach Intern - Spring 2018 (Unpaid)

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 Spring 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 Norfolk, 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

The Maryland Outreach intern will assist the MD Outreach Coordinator and Healthy Harbor Initiative Program Manager on outreach, restoration, and service-learning events CBF will be hosting in the Spring of 2018.  Spending part of their time in Annapolis, part of their time in Baltimore, 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 agricultural, reforestation, and riparian restoration events and workshops throughout Marlyand.
  • Assist with tabling festivals, fairs, and other events to promote CBF grassroots activities and educate the public on key issues.
  • Work alongside other university students on service-learning trips over spring breaks to engage peers in conservation and policy issues.

Professional Experience and Qualifications

Successful candidates should have a strong background and interest in environmental education and environmental science, 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.

How to Apply

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary history and requirements no later than February 1, 2018.

Human Resources/FY18-008-MDOI
Chesapeake Bay Foundation

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.                                       

Decades of Success: The 1970s

Even as a young organization, our work was effective and got noticed. Find out what we did.

Explore Our Timeline


Do you enjoy working with others to help clean the Chesapeake Bay? Do you have a few hours to spare? Whether growing oysters, planting trees, or helping in our offices, there are plenty of ways you can contribute.