Join the Network and play a pivotal role in advancing sustainable stormwater, Low
impact Development and urban watershed restoration practices in the Chesapeake Bay
through training, research and technical assistance.

Internship Responsibilities: As a member of the CSN team, duties will include:

  • Conduct literature review on the general influence of climate change on plant and microbial growth in best management practice and how it affects pollutant removal function may change over time. Produce a short report summarizing the findings.
  • Working with CSN’s Stormwater Coordinator, conduct a literature review on bacteria removal by stormwater best management practices. Produce a short report summarizing the findings.
  • Support network communication efforts by identifying interesting stormwater content that can be shared over CSN’s email and social media platforms.
  • Help implement CSN’s professional and corporate giving campaign.
  • Other, as assigned

Key Skills: A successful candidate will have:

  • Current pursuit of a degree at the advanced undergraduate or graduate level with course work relevant to biology, environmental studies or related field. Record of academic achievement in chosen field of study.
  • Experience in quantitative research methods, strong analytical skills, strong library & internet research skills.
  • Facility with the MS Office software suite; experience using Excel to perform calculations and create tables, charts and graphs; experience using PowerPoint to create presentations.
  • Strong skills in organizing and prioritizing multiple tasks and working independently, sometimes remotely, while under the guidance and supervision of professional staff.
  • Strong skills in written and oral communication, including the ability to use a variety of social media to reach diverse audiences.
  • Some knowledge of urban runoff and stormwater management practices is a plus.
  • Capacity to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, government, private sector, and industrial officials, professional organizations, watershed groups and the public.

Time Commitment (approximate): This is a temporary, part-time position. The candidate is expected to work approximately 20 hours per week for a 10-week period, starting in late-March. The internship may be extended into the summer of 2018, pending performance and funding availability.

Salary & Benefits: $15.00/hour

How to Apply

Applications consist of a cover letter, resume and writing sample and are due March 15. However, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The sooner your application is complete, the sooner we can review your files and consider you for the available position. Interviews will begin in March for qualified applicants with complete applications.

If you are interested in joining our team, please e-mail your resume, cover letter and writing sample to David Wood ( by March 15th. Please indicate “CSN Internship” in the subject line.