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Pennsylvania Science Intern (Unpaid)
Friday, March 06, 2015

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Science Intern to be based at its PA State Office located in Harrisburg. This is an unpaid internship for the Summer of 2015. The length of the internship, and whether the position is full time or part time, will depend on CBF's specific needs.

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 www.cbf.org.

CONTEXT OF THE POSITION

The Science Intern will assist the Pennsylvania Staff Scientist and Pennsylvania Agricultural Policy Analyst and other CBF staff with projects as needed. The Science Intern will report to the Pennsylvania Staff Scientist.

Essential functions include:

  • Assist the Pennsylvania Staff Scientist with review of current regulatory programs.
  • Observe & assist CBF staff in evaluating approaches for achieving the remaining nutrient reductions required by the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load.
  • Assist the Pennsylvania Staff Scientist with water quality database creation and maintenance.
  • Participate in research on various Bay-related scientific issues, new techniques, or materials, and produce summary reports for review by the Pennsylvania Staff Scientist for eventual use by other CBF staff.
  • Participate in outreach events with the Pennsylvania Grassroots Field Specialist.
  • Assist the Pennsylvania Watershed Restoration Manager and/or Restoration Specialists with restoration activities.
  • Attend CBF staff meetings and trainings, as available.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

CBF is looking for interns with excellent analytical, communication, and writing skills.  Preferred candidates will have completed sophomore year of college and taken coursework related to natural resources or environmental sciences such as biology, chemistry, aquatic ecology, environmental science.  Personal transportation is required.


To apply, please send cover letter and resume no later than April 17, 2015 to:

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

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Pennsylvania GIS Intern
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a PA GIS Intern to be based at their PA State Office located in Harrisburg. This is a full time unpaid Internship for the Summer of 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 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.


CONTEXT OF THE POSITION 

The PA GIS Intern will focus on regional clean water outreach initiatives in South Central Pennsylvania by working with, shadowing and learning from the CBF PA Staff on effectively, creatively and independently working with ArcGIS software, updating and maintaining ArcGIS databases and creating maps utilizing ArcGIS software.

Essential Functions include:

  • Updating and maintaining ArcGIS databases
  • Creating, updating, and maintaining maps relating too, but not limited to PA water and land resources, political boundaries, CBF restoration activities, NPDES permits/discharges 
  • Assist in the development of geospatial information for handbooks, fact sheets, videos, and other materials for printed, electronic, and online use
  • Volunteering their time representing CBF at festivals, fairs and events.
  • Assist in the development and population of PA Outreach-related databases pertaining to CBF membership, local groups of relevance (e.g., master gardeners, EACs, watershed groups, Trout Unlimited chapters), and pertinent fairs/festivals.
  • Ability to think creatively and critically
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

CBF is looking for an intern with excellent GIS skills and experience. Candidates with environmental science, planning, and geography courses will be preferred. Personal transportation is required.


To apply, please send cover letter and resume no later than April 3, 2015 to:

Human Resources/FY15I-016-PAGIS
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Internships@cbf.org

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Pennsylvania Agricultural Economist Intern
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a PA Agricultural Economist Intern to be based at its PA State Office located in Harrisburg. This internship is for the Summer of 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 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.


CONTEXT OF THE POSITION

The Agricultural Economist Intern will work with scientists, planners, lawyers, grassroots, and communications staff as part of CBF's Environmental Protection and Restoration Program. This position will contribute to the efforts of the Pennsylvania State Office in restoring and protecting clean water in the Commonwealth through assessing the economic impacts of agricultural conservation practices. Many conservation practices that improve water quality, such as no-till cultivation, cover crops, riparian buffers, and rotational grazing, also provide other benefits to the overall farm management. The intern will compile and analyze research on impacts of conservation practices on farms' net profitability, considering factors such as labor needs, fuel consumption, nutrient purchases, herd health, and crop loss risks, for a variety of crop and livestock farms.

The agricultural economist intern may be expected to travel within the watershed and 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:

  • Work with staff to conduct economic analysis on impacts of conservation practices and ancillary benefits
  • Assist in preparation of outreach materials and presentations
  • Communicate the importance of conservation practices and clean water


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

CBF is looking for interns with excellent analytical, communication, and writing skills. Preferred candidates will have completed sophomore year of college, knowledge of agricultural conservation practices, and taken coursework related to economics, natural resources, and/or environmental sciences. Candidates should possess the ability to work collaboratively and independently. Personal transportation is required.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume no later than April 3, 2015 to:

Human Resources/FY15I-017-PAAgEc
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Internships@cbf.org


The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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