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VA Oyster Restoration Internship (paid)
3/17/2014

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks an Oyster Restoration Inter to be based at our VA Oyster Restoration Center located in Gloucester, VA.  This is a paid internship to begin in May 2014 and last through August 2014.

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.

CONTEXT OF THE POSITION

The Oyster Restoration Intern will assist Chesapeake Bay Foundation Oyster Restoration Center staff with several potential projects. This is an outside field position. Applicants should be comfortable in and around the water and on small vessels.

Essential functions include:

  • Assist 5 days per week and possibly some weekends with field operations at CBF's Oyster Restoration Center in Gloucester County, Virginia, including the oyster gardening program, shell washing and bagging, reef ball construction, and other hands-on activities.
  • Assist with data collection and management.
  • Assist with vessel operation and maintenance.
  • Assist with managing volunteer events associated with the program.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Successful candidate should be a college student majoring in environmental science, fishery science, aquaculture, marine affairs, or a related field. Applicants must be actively enrolled in college and working toward a degree. Self-initiative, the ability to work independently, as well as with a team and excellent written and oral communication skills are required. A candidate with experience with shellfish aquaculture and/or spat-on-shell is preferred. We seek a creative thinker interested in learning about the Chesapeake Bay as well as furthering the Foundation's mission to "Save the Bay."

The successful candidate must have reliable transportation for travel to CBF's VA Oyster Restoration Center in Gloucester County, Virginia, and live in close proximity to Gloucester County.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume no later than March 31, 2014 to:

Human Resources/FY14I-013-VAORI
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Internships@cbf.org

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Virginia Legal Intern (unpaid)
4/28/2011

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

CBF has a staff of approximately 170 employees working in offices in Annapolis and Salisbury, Maryland; Richmond and Norfolk, Virginia; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Washington, D.C., and in 15 field education program locations. CBF's headquarters is in the Philip Merrill Environmental Center, a "cutting edge," environmentally responsible building located in Annapolis, Maryland. Its Richmond office is located in the heart of downtown, overlooking both the James River and the Capitol.

CBF has an annual budget of approximately $21 million and is supported by more than 200,000 members, volunteers, and other supporters. For more information on CBF's mission and activities, 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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