The Chesapeake Bay Trust (The Trust), a non-profit, state-chartered grant-making organization supported by the Treasure the Chesapeake (bay plate) license plate program, promoting public participation in the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, seeks two intern positions interested in gaining experience in the non-profit environmental sector.

Prince George’s County Rain Check Rebate Program Intern

This position will play an important role in assisting the Trust’s programmatic team with administration of the Rain Check Rebate Program and grant related administrative tasks.

Responsibilities:

  • Reports to the Rain Check Rebate Program Coordinator to support administrative duties as assigned;
  • Assists with processing of Rain Check Rebate program applications;
  • Assists with follow-up with Rain Check Rebate Program applicants to ensure all necessary documentation has been received for processing;
  • Helps to complete Rain Check Rebate program site visits and administrative follow-up;
  • Assists with related data entry into the Trust’s MicroEdge database; and
  • Rain Check Rebate projects as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications

  • An undergraduate or graduate degree-seeking student in environmental studies or a related field is preferred. Alternatively, students majoring in other fields must have an interest in environmental stewardship and residential stormwater management practices.
  • Knowledge of environment, sustainability, and community engagement issues desired.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to communicate effectively with property owners.
  • Strong computer literacy is essential: MS Office; Excel; familiarity with database management is a plus.
  • Some travel required (mostly to and from Prince George’s County to Annapolis, where the Trust office is located).
  • Ability to work 24 hours per week required.

Compensation: $20.00 per hour, 24 hours per week.
Term: Approximately May 1 through September 1; with a possibility to extend the term pending resource availability.
To apply, please submit:  Cover letter and resume to Sarah Higgins; SHiggins@cbtrust.org and place “Rain Check Rebate Intern” in the subject line of the email.   Applications will begin to be reviewed upon receipt. The position will remain open until filled.

The Chesapeake Bay Trust provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age or disability in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Chesapeake Bay Trust Programmatic Intern Summer (full-time)

This position will play an important role in assisting the Trust’s programmatic team with administration of various grant programs and grant related administrative tasks.

Duties

  • 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.
  • Some field work 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.

Skills and Qualifications
Eligible applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students attending a two- or four-year college or university in Maryland with a GPA of 3.00 or higher. In addition, all undergraduate applicants must be entering or continuing their sophomore, junior, or senior year during the spring 2020 semester. Students of all majors are welcome to apply.

Compensation: $11 per hour, 40 hours per week. 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.
Term: June-August
To apply, please submit: Cover letter and resume to Sarah Higgins: shiggins@cbtrust.org and place “Programmatic Intern” in the subject line of the e-mail. Cover letter should address a) what the student hopes to gain from the experience and how it fits in with his/her career goals, and b) what skills and experiences the student has that are relevant to Trust goals. Applications will begin to be reviewed upon receipt. The position will remain open until filled.

The Chesapeake Bay Trust provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age or disability in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.