Internship Opportunities


Summer interns at the Merrill Center

CBF Staff

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

  • MD 2020 Summer Oyster Restoration Intern (Unpaid)

    March 12, 2020 | |

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks an Oyster Restoration Intern to be based at and their Oyster Restoration Center (ORC) in Shady Side, MD. as well as various field locations.   Read More

  • Pennsylvania Legal Intern – Fall 2020 (Unpaid)

    February 26, 2020 | |

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Pennsylvania Legal Intern to be based at its Pennsylvania State Office located in Harrisburg, PA.   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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Do you enjoy working with others to help clean the Chesapeake Bay? Do you have a few hours to spare? Whether growing oysters, planting trees, or helping in our offices, there are plenty of ways you can contribute.

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