Internship Opportunities


The Chesapeake Bay Foundation takes pride in offering hands-on, challenging, and rewarding internships to students with a passion for the environment and our mission.

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation takes pride in offering hands-on, challenging, and rewarding internships to students with a passion for the environment and our mission.

CBF's Internship Program is continually striving to increase its number of internship opportunities, though the availability of internships is often dependent on current projects and initiatives. 

CBF interns enjoy the opportunity to enhance their skills related to their area of study, as well as learn the inner-workings of a non-profit organization working to save the Bay. Not only do they experience an office environment, but also the chance to experience the Bay first-hand through meaningful watershed experiences and other activities.

Below is a current list of all CBF internship opportunities that are currently available.

Spring and summer internships will begin to be posted in late February/early March. Internships will be posted as soon as they are approved and we will hire only for those posted here. CBF does not have the ability to create internships based on student needs or requests.

Please see the CBF Internship Program FAQs for commonly asked questions before e-mailing the organization. If you have an internship question or inquiry not addressed in the FAQs, please send an e-mail to and your request will be responded to within 48 hours.

Current List of Internship Opportunities

  • Hampton Roads Communications Intern (Unpaid)

    August 7, 2019 | |

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Communications Intern to be based at its Hampton Roads office located in Virginia Beach, VA   Read More

  • Virginia Legal Intern (Unpaid)

    February 8, 2017 | Virginia | Virginia Office, Richmond

    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.   Read More

We Are Committed to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice

Just as biodiversity is the key to a thriving ecosystem, human diversity is the key to saving the Bay. Success depends on people from widely diverse backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities, identities, and races taking collective action. Clean water, clean air, and a safe environment are rights we all share.

To increase diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation will:

  • Recruit and retain a staff, board, and membership that reflect the diversity of people living within the Chesapeake Bay region;
  • Strengthen and broaden the diversity of our partnerships;
  • Celebrate and value the diversity of staff; and
  • Fight to ensure that everyone has equal access to clean water, clean air, and a safe environment.

CBF is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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