Hampton Roads Communications Intern -Summer 2020 (Unpaid)

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Hampton Roads Communications Intern to be based at its Brock Environmental Center located in Virginia Beach, VA.

About the Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Established over 50 years ago, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the nation’s leading conservation organization dedicated solely to restoring and protecting the Chesapeake Bay, our nation’s largest estuary. With 300,000 members, an annual operating budget of $26 million, and a $55 million endowment, CBF’s 190 full time staff work in offices in Annapolis and Easton, MD; Richmond and Virginia Beach, VA; Harrisburg, PA; Washington, DC; and in 15 field education program locations across the Bay watershed.

CBF's headquarters - the Philip Merrill Environmental Center – in Annapolis is the world’s first USGBC LEED platinum building. In 2014, CBF opened the Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach; the Brock Center is the tenth certified Living Building and one of the most energy efficient, environmentally smart buildings in the world.

Context of the Position

The Communications Intern will assist Hampton Roads staff with media and communications-related projects. The intern will report to the Hampton Roads Director and work closely with the Virginia Communications Coordinator.

Essential Functions

·Assist with photographing CBF events and programs in Hampton Roads
·Record and edit videos
·Work with the Virginia Communications Coordinator and Hampton Roads staff to develop story ideas for Hampton Roads programs
·Under supervision, conduct background research
·Help gather content for social media posts
·Take notes at CBF events and conservation meetings
·Help draft copy for educational materials for CBF program participants and Brock Center visitors
·Aid in developing and executing plans to promote CBF programs and initiatives

Professional Experience and Qualifications

Successful candidate must be working toward or recently completed an undergraduate or graduate degree and possess a specific background in communications, journalism, and/or public relations or a related field. The ideal candidate will be an experienced photographer with knowledge of photo-editing software, and an experienced videographer with
knowledge of video-editing software. Experience with social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are desired. Self-initiative, creativity, the ability to work independently, as well as with a team, and excellent written and oral communication skills are required. We seek a committed, creative thinker who is interested in learning about the Chesapeake Bay as well as furthering the Foundation’s mission to “Save the Bay.”

This is an unpaid internship. Exact start and end dates are negotiable, but applicants should be available to begin the internship in late May or early June.

How to Apply

Using the link below, please submit a cover letter and resume no later than February 29, 2020.

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CBF encourages diverse candidates to apply and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive 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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