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Gardening Intern Spring Paid

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Gardening Intern Spring Paid

Virginia Beach, VA
Internship
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    Virginia Oyster Gardening Intern Spring 2019 (Paid) The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Virginia Oyster Gardening Intern to be based out of its Hampton Roads office located in Virginia Beach, VA. This internship is expected to start in February/March 2019 and last through June 30, 2019. Established over 50 years ago, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the nations leading conservation organization dedicated solely to restoring and protecting the Chesapeake Bay, our nations largest estuary. With over 275,000 members, an annual operating budget of $26 million, and a $55 million endowment, CBFs 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 worlds 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 Oyster Gardening Intern will assist Chesapeake Bay Foundation staff with the planning and execution of our Oyster Gardening Program. A percentage of this work will be office work, based out of CBFs Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach, assisting CBF staff with the administrative aspects of this program, including volunteer engagement, marketing, and other desk-based tasks. Some of this work will be outside in the field, helping prepare restoration materials for the oyster gardening program. The intern should possess their own reliable transportation and be comfortable in and around the water and on small vessels. In addition, in order to help manage oyster gardening workshops, this position must work some weeknights and all Saturdays in the month of June. Essential Functions * Assist with scheduling workshop dates and logistics for the oyster gardening program, including securing venues and coordinating with local partners. * Assist CBF staff with web-based event scheduling and registration set-up of oyster gardening events. * Assist in recruiting and training volunteers to help manage oyster gardening workshops. * Assist CBF staff with marketing and publicizing the oyster gardening program. * Help register interested gardeners for workshops and help answer questions from prospective and current gardeners. * Help prepare materials for each workshop including seed, cages, forms, etc. * Help CBF staff with general office/administrative support, including data entry and filing, digital and material organization, among other tasks. Professional Experience and Qualifications Applicants must be actively enrolled in school and working toward a degree or a recent graduate. Self-initiative, the ability to work independently, as well as with a team, and excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Familiarity with Excel, Word, and Outlook required. We seek a creative thinker interested in learning about the Chesapeake Bay as well as furthering the Foundations mission to "Save the Bay. This is a paid internship. How to Apply To apply, please send cover letter and resume no later than January 25, 2019 to: Human Resources Chesapeake Bay Foundation Internships@cbf.org The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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