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VA Oyster Restoration Intern
2/10/2016

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks an Oyster Restoration Intern to be based at CBF’s VA Oyster Restoration Center located in Gloucester. The internship will begin in May 2016 and end in August 2016. Exact start and end dates are negotiable.


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 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 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 February 29, 2016 to:

Human Resources/FY16-4

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Internships@cbf.org


The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

VA Science Intern
2/10/2016

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Science Intern to be based at our VA State Office located in Richmond.  This internship is a part-time, unpaid position. Start and end dates are negotiable


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 Virginia Senior Scientist, the Virginia Staff Scientist, and other CBF staff with projects as needed.  The Science Intern will report to the Virginia Staff Scientist.

Essential functions include:

  • Assist the Virginia Staff 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.
  • 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 and managing databases 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.” 

The successful candidate must have reliable transportation for periodic travel within the Bay watershed. 

To apply, please send cover letter and resume no later than February 29, 2016 to:

Human Resources/FY16-5

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

Sea- Level Rise Intern
1/22/2016

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 internship.


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 Sea-Level Rise Intern will assist Chesapeake Bay Foundation staff, especially the Sea-Level Rise Fellow, on helping communicate and educate Hampton Roads localities about ways to reduce recurrent flooding problems and improve local water quality in cost-efficient ways. The majority of this internship will be conducted at CBF’s Brock Environmental Center, assisting CBF staff in developing educational and marketing tools about sea-level rise issues. The internship will run from approximately February 2016 through June 2016 at roughly 20 hours per week. This is an unpaid internship. 

Essential functions include:

  • Assist in developing print and web-based educational/marketing materials regarding sea-level rise and water quality issues.
  • Help conduct research to collect 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. Help review reports and case studies to determine efficacy and usefulness. 
  • Help catalog and quantify practices that will reduce coastal flooding and improve water quality. 
  • With CBF staff, visit locations, take photos, and write brief success stories about these projects.  
  • Help CBF staff with general office/administrative support, including data entry and filing, digital and material organization, among other tasks.


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 February 14, 2016 to:


Human Resources/FY16.3-SLRI

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Internships@cbf.org


The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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