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Sea- Level Rise Intern
5/9/2016

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Sea-Level Rise Intern to be based at the Brock Environmental Center located in Virginia Beach, VA. This is an unpaid volunteer internship and will run from June 2016 to August 2016 at 20 hours per week (approximately). 


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 

This internship will provide a tremendous opportunity to learn about the field of environmental sciences on how to communicate and educate Hampton Roads localities about various approaches to reduce flooding problems and improve local water quality in cost-efficient ways, assist in developing of educational “sea-level rise” tools, in the unique setting of a non-profit environmental organization.  The internship will offer a variety of educational experiences intended for you to draw upon in your academic and career endeavors, throughout the program.  

Among other things, the unpaid volunteer internship may include the following opportunities to participate in some or all of the following:

  • Assisting in developing print and web-based educational/marketing materials regarding sea-level rise and water quality issues;
  • Learning to review reports and case studies to determine efficacy and usefulness;
  • Assisting in the research and collection of data on successful flooding and sea level rise; mitigation practices that incorporate green infrastructure and have been implemented in the Hampton Roads region or in other areas of the United States;  
  • Shadowing the Sea-Level Rise Fellow by attending various EPR-related meetings and calls with management;  
  • Learning how to catalog and quantify practices that will reduce coastal flooding and improve water quality; 
  • Joining staff in an effort to investigate and critique various site locations summarizing your observations of scientific issues, techniques, and/or success/failures of these projects;   
  • Attending environmental activities to learn from other staff and to experience "on-the-ground" environmental activities (e.g., oyster cultivation and restoration) and participate on a one-day educational field trip.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Successful candidate should be a college student in their sophomore, junior, or senior year. Applicants must be actively enrolled in school and working toward a degree, preferably with a marketing, writing, or environmental science background. Self-initiative, the ability to work independently, as well as with a team, and excellent communication skills are required. Familiarity with Excel, Word, and Outlook required. Strong persuasive writing skills are required. Familiarity with low impact development and flood mitigation techniques desired.  We seek a creative thinker interested in learning about the Chesapeake Bay as well as furthering the Foundation’s mission to "Save the Bay.”


To apply, please send cover letter and resume no later than May 22, 2016 to:

Human Resources/FY16-13-SLRI

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Internships@cbf.org


The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Virginia Legal Intern (unpaid)
2/8/2016

Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Inc. (CBF) the Mid-Atlantic's largest regional non-profit conservation organization working solely to save the Bay, seeks a legal intern for its Virginia State Office located in Richmond, Virginia.


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 legal intern would be part of CBF's Environmental Protection and Restoration Program (EPR) which includes lawyers, scientists, planners, grassroots, and communications staff who work on wide spectrum of Bay-related issues, including water and air quality, point and non-point source pollution, land use and conservation, growth management, transportation, wetlands protection, and fisheries management. The intern would support EPR's advocacy to enforce existing laws and to develop more effective regulatory programs through participation in local, state, and federal regulatory initiatives, legislative work before the Virginia General Assembly, litigation, and many other CBF-specific initiatives to protect and enhance water quality in the Bay and its tidal tributaries.

The legal intern at the Virginia State office 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.

The legal intern is expected to have the opportunity to participate in some or all of the following:

  • 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
  • Assist in preparation of administrative petitions, amicus briefs, and litigation documents
  • Work with other staff to experience "on-the-ground" environmental activities (e.g., delineation of foreign or invasive wetland plants, tour of industrial facilities)
  • Conduct legal research on a broad range of environmental issues
  • Help with management of legal projects (e.g., conservation easement negotiation and drafting; permit reviews)


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

The Virginia State office is currently seeking a legal intern for a period of approximately 12 weeks. The length of the internship, and whether the position is full time or part time, will depend on CBF's specific needs. Law students who have completed at least the first year are invited to apply for this unpaid position.

If interested, please submit cover letter and resume to:

Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Attn: Legal Internship
6 Herndon Ave
Annapolis, MD 21403
Cbf_employment@cbf.org

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