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Hampton Roads Summer Intern (Paid)
4/23/2014

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Summer Intern to be based at their Hampton Roads office located in Norfolk, VA.  This is a paid internship for the Summer of 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 Hampton Roads Area Intern will assist Chesapeake Bay Foundation staff with the planning and execution of several programs.  A percentage of this work will be office work, assisting CBF staff with the administrative aspects of volunteer restoration projects.  Some of this work will be outside in the field, so the intern should possess their own reliable transportation and be comfortable in and around the water and on small vessels.

Essential functions include:

  • Assist CBF staff with publicizing as well as recruiting and organizing volunteers for CBF’s restoration efforts within the Hampton Roads area.
  • Assist in mobilizing citizens around Bay-related issues, including working at a CBF table at a festival or on a university campus.
  • Assist in the coordination of the state-wide Clean the Bay Day program.
  • Assist in the coordination of the Oyster Gardening program.
  • Assist in the coordination of the Fairs and Festival program.
  • Assist in the coordination of the Speaker’s Bureau program.
  • Working with CBF staff, operate professionally as a point of contact for certain CBF programs, including but not limited to those listed above.
  • Assist in development of CBF publications.
  • Help CBF staff with general office/administrative support, including data entry and filing, digital and material organization, among other tasks.
  • Help with managing and interacting with CBF volunteers.


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.  Self-initiative, the ability to work independently, as well as with a team, and excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Familiarity with Excel, Word, and Outlook required. Availability on some weekday evenings and on certain weekends is required. 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 2, 2014 to:

Human Resources/FY14I-19-HRI
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Internships@cbf.org

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.          

VA Communications Intern (Unpaid)
4/22/2014

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a VA Communications Intern to be based at their VA State Office located in Richmond, VA.

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

Communications’ charge is to market CBF and its policy agenda, educate and engage the public, and mobilize its support for priorities, including advocacy and member-development objectives. CBF defines marketing as actions which help to sell something. They can be through earned media (and all the elements which go into it such as relationships with reporters, press releases, other forms of communications, etc.); purchased media; direct communications with an audience such as through CBF’s many publications, our website, action alerts, and any other forms of direct or indirect communications with the public at large or a subset of the public, including our members. Communications also manages internal communications and public opinion research.

CBF’s Communications activities are broken into three functional areas: Media Relations, Creative Services, and Community Building and Digital Media. The Virginia Communications Intern will serve on the Media Relations team and will report to the Assistant Director of Media Relations.

The Virginia Communications Intern will work on the Media Relations Team.  He/she will primarily assist in research and communications capacities related to stormwater, Blueprint, and other priority CBF issues in Virginia.

Essential functions include:

Taking direction and supervision from the Assistant Director of Media Relations, the Virginia Communications Intern will:

  • Assist with research of new, innovative stormwater control practices being implemented by Virginia localities, universities, businesses, others.
  • Assist with interviewing key contactings, identifying cost-benefits, obtaining useful quotes, and leveraging photography/video as needed.
  • Provide communications support/assistance in developing communications collateral such as a draft brief (400-500 word) of success stories for possible use as fact sheets, blogs on CBF website, or e-newsletter articles.
  • Other duties as assigned.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate is a rising junior or senior attending an accredited 4-year university or college majoring in Communications, English or a related field.  A demonstrated interest in emerging digital media is desirable, as well as the ability to work/complete independent projects. 


To apply, please send cover letter and resume no later than April 25, 2014 to:

Human Resources/FY14I-018-VACOMM
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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