Chesapeake Bay Trust (the Trust) is a private non-profit, state-chartered grant-making organization established by the Maryland General Assembly in 1985, dedicated to promoting public awareness and participation in the restoration and protection of the natural resources of Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay region. We currently administer $10-12 million via approximately 400 awardees per year from approximately 30-40 different unrestricted and restricted sources, including federal, state, local, corporate, private foundation funding partners, individual donors, Maryland’s Treasure the Chesapeake license plate program, and the Chesapeake and Endangered Species Tax Check-off.   Grants we award range from as small as a few hundred dollars to as large as $200,000 for projects in the K-12 environmental education, on-the-ground restoration, restoration science, and community engagement realms. In the past decade, the Trust has increased its grant-making four-fold through new partnerships, with current annual grant-making of approximately $10 million.

Positions Available

Development Assistant

The Chesapeake Bay Trust (the Trust) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as Development Assistant. The Development Assistant will play an important role in helping to accomplish the Trust’s evolving development and fundraising goals. This person will be a key member of a 20-person staff. This is a full-time salary position (40 hours per week) that requires some travel (mostly within Maryland) and some evening and weekend hours. The Development Assistant will report directly to the Director of Development and will work particularly closely with staff in the Marketing Department. View position description here.


Programmatic Intern

The Chesapeake Bay Trust, a non-profit, state-chartered grant-making organization supported by the Treasure the Chesapeake (bay plate) license plate program, seeks an intern interested in gaining experience in the non-profit environmental sector. The participating intern will work at the Chesapeake Bay Trust full-time during the summer (June through August) at a rate of $11.75 per hour.  Duties at the Trust during the summer include a variety of administrative grant-related tasks supporting our portfolio of K-12 environmental education, on-the-ground watershed, and habitat restoration, and resident engagement projects. Duties at the Trust added during the summer months include some fieldwork to assess proposed and completed restoration projects and an independent project of the student’s choosing related to watershed issues and aligned with the Trust’s mission.  Independent projects completed by interns in the past have been adapted for independent study credit through the student’s university with university and professor permission.  Students gain a wide range of skills for their resumes beyond traditional environmental organization experience, including grant management and general experience with grant-making and grant-writing.  Students also gain knowledge of and experience with a subset of the 300 non-profit grantees we engage every year. View position description here.


Prince George’s County Rain Check Rebate Program Intern

The Chesapeake Bay Trust (the Trust), a non-profit organization that promotes public participation in the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, seeks a programmatic intern for the year for approximately 24 hours per week. This position will play an important role in assisting the Trust’s programmatic team with administration of the Prince George’s County Rain Check Rebate Program and grant-related administrative tasks.  View position description here.