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VA Science Intern (Unpaid)
9/4/2014

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Science Intern to be based at their Hampton Roads office located in Norfolk, VA. This internship is a part-time, unpaid position for Fall 2014. Start and end dates are negotiable. The successful candidate must have reliable transportation for periodic travel within the Bay watershed.


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 Science Intern will assist the Virginia Senior Scientist and other CBF staff with projects as need. The Science Intern will report to the Virginia Senior Scientist.


Essential functions include:

  • Assist the Virginia Senior Scientist with review of current regulatory programs.
  • Assist CBF staff in evaluating approaches for achieving the remaining nutrient reductions required by the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load.
  • Assist the Virginia Senior Scientist, Virginia Staff Scientist, and the Virginia Watershed Restoration Scientist with GIS database creation and maintenance, and in researching and downloading available data layers to create GIS products such as project location/area maps.
  • Help research various Bay-related scientific issues, new techniques, or materials, and produce summary reports for review by the Virginia Senior Scientist for eventual use by other CBF staff.
  • Assist the Virginia oyster restoration staff for 1-2 days at their Gloucester County work site, including activities related to oyster cultivation and restoration.
  • Assist the Virginia Watershed Restoration Scientist with restoration activities.
  • Participate on a one-day educational boat trip with CBF’s Hampton Roads Boat Program staff.
  • Assist Hampton Roads office staff with office relocation to the Brock Environmental Center.
  • Attend CBF staff meetings and trainings, as available.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Successful candidate must be working toward a graduate or undergraduate degree and possess a specific background in environmental management, environmental science, environmental or agricultural engineering, or a related field. Self-initiative, the ability to work independently, as well as with a team and excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Experience collecting and interpreting data and using GIS mapping software is a plus. We seek a committed, 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 September 19, 2014 to:

Human Resources/FY15I-004-VASI
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Internships@cbf.org

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


VA Grassroots Outreach Intern (Unpaid)
9/4/2014

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Grassroots Intern to be based at their VA State Office located in Richmond. This is a part-time unpaid internship for the Fall 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 Virginia Grassroots Outreach Intern works to assist in engaging and building support among diverse constituencies for preserving and improving the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. Constituencies we seek to engage include: CBF members, college and university students, like-minded organizations, state officials, local decision makers, the media, and the general public.


Essential functions include:

  • Help CBF staff to utilize social media as a means of publicity for events, restoration work, and developing projects (Twitter, Facebook, etc.).
  • Assist CBF staff in preparing equipment for restoration projects such as our Grasses for the Masses program.
  • Assist in mobilizing students and citizens around Bay legislative and regulatory issues, and to educate respective populations on the "Clean Water Blueprint." For example, the grassroots intern may work at a CBF table at a festival or on campus to gather signatures for support of federal legislation, or to educate on ongoing efforts to reduce pollution limits in areas throughout Virginia's bay watershed and ways to get involved.
  • Assist CBF staff to coordinate student-specific educational and volunteer opportunities such as nature walks, river cleanups, and Bay-related film screenings.
  • Work with CBF staff to support outreach and resource protection initiatives across Virginia. For example, the grassroots intern may work with CBF staff to recruit CBF members and/or students to participate in a tree planting, help manage the logistics of the day, and personally participate in the planting.
  • Aid CBF staff in recruiting volunteers, including students, to participate in CBF niche programs and activities such as Cyclists for the Bay, Gardeners for the Bay, and BayFlix.
  • Aid CBF staff in conducting research that supports our conservation efforts and Blueprint advocacy efforts. For example, the grassroots intern may research the economic benefits of protecting the Bay.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

CBF is looking for a Virginia Grassroots Outreach Intern with excellent communication skills, a passion for the Bay and its tributaries, and the desire to take action. Interns must be able to commit to at least 7 hours per week. Eligible candidates must be actively enrolled in a college or university. Each intern will work directly with the Virginia Grassroots Coordinator.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume no later than September 19, 2014 to:

Human Resources/FY15I-003-VAGROI
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Internships@cbf.org

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Hampton Roads Fall 2014 Intern (Unpaid)
8/26/2014

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Hampton Roads Intern to be based at the Norfolk, VA Office. This is an unpaid internship for the Fall 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.
  • 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 September 19, 2014 to:

Human Resources/ FY15-002-HRI
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Internships@cbf.org

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Virginia Legal Intern (unpaid)
7/1/2014

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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