How do we make sure that interns are getting the most out of their internships, both for sake of the intern’s future career path and filling the pipeline with a competent workforce? Summer internships should have implications beyond August, with impacts to the intern and the field. One tool for mentors and students looking for internships is the language of the five competencies: Multicultural Awareness, Ethical Reasoning, Systems Thinking, Professional Development, and Civic Responsibility.

Join us on Wednesday, August 18th, from 12-1 pm to hear from three C-StREAM interns about their innovative research, the importance of positive mentoring relationships and internship experiences, and how the competencies took shape over the summer.


  • Adriana Murphy, 2021 C-StREAM intern at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science
  • Joshua Ramirez, 2021 C-StREAM intern at NOAA’s Chesapeake Bay Office
  • Katie Delph, 2021 C-StREAM intern at Morgan State University’s Patuxent Environmental and Aquatic Research Laboratory


  • Randy K. Rowel, C-StREAM Program Coordinator, Chesapeake Research Consortium

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About CRC Roundtable

The Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) comprises seven research and education institutions around the Chesapeake Bay, convening with the goal of using science to inform management. We launched the CRC Roundtable, a monthly virtual seminar series, to host targeted, inclusive, and informed conversations matching scientific advances and management needs in a way that moves us collectively forward toward decision-making for effective and sustainable management of the Chesapeake Bay, its watershed, and its living resources.

The lunchtime seminars will invite a diverse range of researchers, managers, and other professionals to have timely conversations around topics relevant to the Chesapeake partnership. The seminars also build connectivity across participating organizations and identify ways to increase our collective competency for decision making.

Learn more about what we accomplished in 2020 in our annual report.