The Chesapeake Bay Trust is proud to announce that the application for Host Organizations for the 2020-21 Chesapeake Conservation Corps is now open. Each year this initiative, supported by the Trust, state of Maryland, National Park Service, and BGE an Exelon Company, places young adults (ages 18-25) with nonprofit and government agencies to work full-time in the environmental field for one year of paid service. The Corps Members receive hands-on career and leadership experience through real-world experience managing projects and programs at their host sites, extensive trainings hosted by the Trust, and other opportunities including grant writing and networking.

The Chesapeake Bay Trust anticipates placing 35-40 Corps Members at Host Organizations throughout Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay, with service to begin August 18, 2020. Corps Members will receive an annual living stipend of $19,000 by the Trust.

Applications to serve as Host Organizations will include proposed scopes of work which include a range of responsibilities and activities to be undertaken by the Corps Member in the fields of environmental restoration, energy conservation, sustainable agriculture, community engagement, forestry, and/or environmental education.

Please read the application package here. All applications must be submitted through our online system by January 9, 2020 at 4:00 pm. Access to the online application can be found on the Corps page of our website.