The Chesapeake Bay Trust is proud to announce that the application for Host Organizations for the 2022-23 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 job experience and skills in the environmental field by supporting projects and programs at their Host Organization, participating in the program’s professional development trainings, and taking advantage of other offered opportunities including grant writing and networking.

The Chesapeake Bay Trust anticipates placing 30-35 Corps Members at nonprofit organizations and government agencies throughout Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay to work fulltime for a paid year of service from August 16, 2022 to August 15, 2023. Corps Members will receive a minimum annual living stipend of $20,000 (subject to increase) from the Trust.

Applications to serve as a Host Organization consists of a proposed position which include a range of responsibilities and activities to be undertaken by the Corps Member in the fields of environmental restoration, energy conservation, climate change, sustainable agriculture, community engagement, forestry, and/or preK-12 environmental education.

All applications must be submitted through our online system by Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 4:00 pm EST. The application package and access to the online application can be found on the Chesapeake Conservation Corps section of the Trust’s website.