The Chesapeake Conservation and Climate Corps Program ( is one of the Trust’s flagship programs which promotes and protects the environment by providing young adults with opportunities to gain career skills and become more engaged through meaningful community service. The Corps is a one-year term of paid service that places young adults (ages 18-25) with nonprofits or government agencies to work full-time in the environmental field. Throughout the year this program provides young professionals with experience, leadership and professional development training, mentorship, and a support network of young professionals. Positions offered by host organizations are in the fields of environmental restoration, community engagement, climate change, environmental education, sustainable agriculture, energy conservation, and forestry. The initiative is supported by the Trust; BGE, an Exelon Company; the National Park Service; and the state of Maryland.

The Trust anticipates placing approximately 55 Corps Members beginning on August 15, 2023 and ending on August 14, 2024. The subsequent cohorts in 2024-25 and 2025-26 will likely have similar participant numbers.

Offerors must outline in detail their ability to design and facilitation of a curriculum for the overnight (3-day, 2-night) intensive environmental leadership training for Corps Members.

To view the full Request for Proposals (RFP), click here.

Proposals must be submitted through the Trust’s online application system at by Thursday, July 27th, 2023 at 4pm.