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Want to work for the nation's premier watershed restoration partnership? Check out current and ongoing job openings at the Chesapeake Bay Program Office in Annapolis, Maryland.

CBP Communications Multimedia Intern

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
Annapolis, MD

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay seeks a Multimedia Intern for its Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) Communications Office in Annapolis, Maryland. This is a fall 2016 position. Deadline to apply is Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

Project Description:
CBP Communications uses photography, video and text to produce original stories related to restoration, protection and environmental appreciation across the 64,000 square-mile Chesapeake Bay watershed. The paid intern will assist in the production of feature stories and will be expected to take part in all steps of the creative process, from pitching ideas to publishing on our website, www.chesapeakebay.net. Depending on the final candidate, this internship has the potential to include video production. CBP Communications draws on its visual resources for news stories, webpages and social media outreach to diverse audiences and interest groups throughout the watershed.

The Multimedia Intern will:

  • Work under the guidance of the Multimedia Specialist to generate story ideas, photographs and potentially videos that meet CBP’s specifically-identified needs.
  • Categorize, organize, edit, label, and tag digital photos for the extensive CBP photo archive and Flickr collections.
  • Assist the Multimedia Specialist and Web Content Manager in producing at least three photo essays from concept through online publication and promotion, including accompanying the Communications team into the field as a contributing photographer.
  • Take on other duties as assigned and as applicable to the candidate’s skills, such as video production, content generation, and social media promotion.


  • Proficiency in a DSLR photography workflow, including tagging, organizing and toning photos.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Experience generating story ideas.
  • Strong interest in environmental and social issues, preferably related to the Chesapeake Bay.
  • Solid writing proficiency.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and willingness to be a team player.
  • Must have own car.
  • Physical requirements – applicants must be: able to lift and carry objects up 50 pounds; able to stand and walk for extended periods, sometimes over rough terrain; comfortable traveling by boat
  • Videography and non-linear editing skills are a plus.

Contract Period & Hours:

Part-time or full-time up to 40 hours/week for up to 15 weeks (negotiable) in fall 2016 (August-December)


This position is based at the Chesapeake Bay Program office near downtown Annapolis, Maryland.

About the organization(s):

The Chesapeake Bay Program is a diverse federal/state/non-government partnership established in 1983.  It works to restore and protect the Chesapeake Bay and the thousands of streams, creeks and rivers in the watershed through collaborative policy making, scientific assessment and public communication.

The CBP Communications Office is managed by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay under grant funding provided by the Environmental Protection Agency. This position reports directly to the Multimedia Specialist and works closely with the Chesapeake Bay Program Communications team.

Salary & Benefits:

This is a paid internship without benefits. Federal mileage rates apply.

How To Apply:

Please email cover letter, resume, and a link to a tightly-edited portfolio to Rachel Felver, Director of Communications, at rfelver@chesapeakebay.net by Wednesday, June 15, 2016.  Include “MM Intern” in subject line. No phone calls, please.

Closing Date : 06/15/2016

Nonpoint Source Modeling Analyst

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Annapolis, MD

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) invites applications for the position of nonpoint source modeling analyst at the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) office in Annapolis. This position is in support of the CBP partnership to inform state, regional, and local decision-making on the implementation of the most cost-effective, efficient, and targeted nutrient and sediment reduction actions. Priorities for this position are set by the CBP’s Management Board and Goal Implementation Teams, with specific technical guidance provided by the Science and Technical Analysis and Reporting (STAR) Team and its workgroups, specifically the Modeling Workgroup.

The successful candidate will lead efforts to incorporate the best available scientific knowledge on nutrient and sediment transport into the Chesapeake Bay Program partnership’s Watershed Model. Activities will include process and statistical modeling, research, data analysis, spatial analysis in support of modeling, and other technical tasks in support of the CBP partnership. The successful candidate will work directly with technical and management work groups to develop products that improve the technical aspects of CBP modeling and the communication of modeling results.

Candidates should have a PhD or significant professional experience in environmental science, environmental engineering, or a related field. The successful candidate must possess demonstrated knowledge of watershed nutrient and sediment processes; expertise in hydrologic, nutrient, and sediment modeling; experience estimating model uncertainty; the ability to manipulate, analyze, interpret, and display data for use by a broad audience; and programming ability across multiple platforms and languages. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required to generate effective synthesis products for the CBP partnership.

Salary & Benefits:

The successful candidate is entitled to University benefits and salary is commensurate with experience.

How To Apply:

To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Dave Nemazie at nemazie@umces.edu. Review of applications will begin on 23 May 2016. The position will remain open until filled.


UMCES is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. This position may require a background check.

Closing Date : 05/23/2016

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