Posted: January 29, 2021
Chesapeake Bay Program Multimedia Intern
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
About the Alliance: The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is a regional nonprofit organization whose mission is to bring together individuals, organizations, businesses and governments to find collaborative solutions, to build a strong commitment to stewardship, and to deliver innovative, broadly-supported programs that benefit the land, waters and residents of the Chesapeake Bay. In partnership, the Alliance implements local programs that connect people to their local river and become directly involved in local restoration efforts. The Alliance was founded in 1971 and has offices in Annapolis, Md., Lancaster, Pa., Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Va.
About the Chesapeake Bay Program: 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 Communications Office is managed by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay under grant funding provided by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Job Description: The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay seeks a Multimedia Intern for its Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) Communications Office in Annapolis, Maryland. The CBP Communications Office produces photography, video and text to tell stories about environmental restoration, protection and appreciation across the 64,000 squaremile Chesapeake Bay watershed. The intern will be expected to take part in all steps of the creative process, producing original visuals as well as working with material from the CBP photo and video archives. The CBP Communications Office incorporates visuals into news stories, web pages, social media and outreach to diverse audiences and interest groups throughout the watershed.
This is summer 2021 position. Deadline to apply is Friday, March 5, 2021.
Specific duties of the position:
Work under the guidance of the Multimedia Manager to generate story ideas, photographs and social media posts that meet CBP’s specifically identified needs.
Organize, edit, caption and provide keywords for photos to be added to the publicly available CBP photo archive.
Work independently and with CBP staff in outdoor locations including farms, parks and waterways.
Take on other duties as assigned and as applicable to the candidate’s skills, such as writing and video editing/production.
Qualifications and Experience:
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Proficiency in editing, captioning and toning digital photos using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.
- Proficiency using DSLR/mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras. • Solid writing proficiency and knowledge of AP style.
- Interest in environmental and/or social issues. • Exceptional interpersonal skills and willingness to be a team player.
- Must have dependable access to a vehicle.
- 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, and
- comfortable traveling by boat.
- Videography, non-linear editing and motion graphics skills are a plus.
The Alliance aspires to be an inclusive multicultural organization that celebrates the rich dimensions of diversity such as race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious and political beliefs. We are committed to ensuring diversity and inclusion remain integral to our organizational structure, policies, board of directors, staff, strategic goals, grants, partnerships and program delivery.
The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay offers a family and dog-friendly, flexible work environment. We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. If you meet more than 75% of the qualifications of this description, we encourage you to apply.
This is a paid internship without benefits. Federal mileage rates apply. This is a full-time internship (40 hours/week) for 15 weeks (negotiable) in summer 2020 (May – August).
How to Apply
Please email cover letter, resume, and a link to a tightly-edited portfolio of captioned, storytelling photography to Will Parson, Multimedia Manager, at email@example.com by Friday, March 5, 2021. Include “MM Intern” in subject line. No phone calls, please.
This position is based at the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay headquarters office in Annapolis, Maryland. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this position will begin remotely. The selected applicant will be required to reside in the Annapolis, Maryland region for the duration of the internship, even if work remains remote.
Posted: January 12, 2021
C-StREAM Summer Internships
Chesapeake Research Consortium
CRC works with successful applicants (now identified as “C-StREAM Fellows”) to match them with meaningful summer internships and mentors at one of our partnering host institutions, with the goal of providing continued mentoring and support during the following academic year(s) and summer(s). To support this vision, CRC works to stay connected with the Fellows to provide guidance and support as students continue to navigate their individual track for success.
Each summer, the CRC and its partners support internships that provide students the opportunity to learn about/experience environmental careers within both science and management fields. The program focuses on careers that support the continued restoration of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed, the Bay’s living resources, and the people who live and work within its bounty. C-StREAM Fellows have previously been hosted at the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office (NCBO) in Annapolisand Oxford, MD, at the Chesapeake Bay Program Office (CBPO) in Annapolis, MD, and within CRC’s seven CRC academic member institutions.
C-StREAM Fellows gain experience in natural resource management, restoration science, and environmental policy. Each internship internship experience provides insights into careers in natural resource management, policy development and science beyond those applied for and allows students to make connections with established environmental management and science professionals. Coupled with the experience gained from their summer work, C-StREAM Fellows are provided with professional development opportunities and training on subjects such as time management, effective communication and presentation skills, and developing compelling resumes and cover letters.
C-StREAM Fellows receive stipend payments as well as funding to support housing and transportation needs, occasional internship related travel, and professional development activities.
Applications are solicited annually between mid-December and mid-February of each academic year.
The summer 2021 C-StREAM internship program will begin Monday, May 24, 2021 and end Friday, August 13, 2021. These are our preferred dates, but the dates can be adjusted to accommodate a student’s school schedule if required. All C-StREAM Fellows will receive a stipend up to $6,000 ($500/week) for the equivalent of 12 weeks (480 hours) of full-time activities. Candidates should expect to follow a normal weekday work schedule (roughly 9-5, M-F) with occasional variations for possible field work or other activities. No benefits are provided. We offer assistance in arranging local housing if the position is an in-person opportunity if desired. A one-time housing and transportation allowance of $1,000 is available to each intern to assist with living and transportation expenses. Funds are also available to compensate interns for occasional work-related travel and professional development activities.
How to Apply
Apply throguh the Chesapeake Research Consortium website.
C-StREAM is designed to create pathways for underrepresented* students to pursue careers in environmental research and management. C-StREAM is intended for any continuing undergraduate, at any level of study (including seniors pursuing graduate studies in the fall) who identifies as being one or both of the following:
- a person of color
- a first generation college student
C-StREAM Fellows who have successfully completed prior C-StREAM internships are especially encouraged to apply and will be given priority consideration by the CRC.