The Maryland Coastal Bays Program (MCBP) is accepting applications for a paid seasonal position starting in June 2024.
Part of EPA’s National Estuary Program, the Maryland Coastal Bays Program is a non-profit dedicated to preserving and
restoring the waters and watershed near Assateague Island and Ocean City, Maryland. MCBP works to enhance the
ecological value and resiliency of the Coastal Bays, the watershed, and its community through conservation and
engagement. Through education, scientific monitoring, outreach, and restoration, we collaborate with the stewards of our
community to have a positive impact on our watershed. MCBP works cooperatively with local, state, and federal agencies,
other environmental non-profits, as well as citizens, to implement management actions that will meet the goals established
for the protection of the Bays. For additional information about the Maryland Coastal Bays Program, visit
The Maryland Coastal Bays Program is seeking a qualified applicant for a summer internship focusing in environmental
education and interpretation. We are looking for a highly motivated individual who has a background in outdoor education
leadership, environmental science, environmental studies, biology, education, or other related fields. This position will run
for roughly 10 weeks at 40 hours a week from June through August, but exact start and end dates are flexible. This is a
seasonal position with no benefits and pays $18/hour.
MCBP works to provide opportunities for residents and visitors to gain a deep understanding of the environment around
them with the hope of inspiring environmental stewardship. An ideal candidate is creative, passionate, and flexible, with the
ability to work well on a dynamic small team, and excited to educate in the field. The internship offers the opportunity to
design a library program, write a lesson plan, lead boat tours, co-lead meaningful educational summer camp programs, and
design and facilitate events and activities around the watershed. The intern will also acquire technical skills through
experiences with our science team.
The goal of this internship is for the intern to not only gain experience in lesson planning and program development and
delivery, but to learn the inner workings of the Coastal Bays Program, involve themselves with local environmental partners,
and expand their knowledge about the Maryland Coastal Bays watershed.
Education experience (ex: leading youth, planning activities/lessons)
Strong desire and passion to work with the environment and teach in the field
Organizational and professional skills, and has the capability of prioritizing and managing diverse tasks
Strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills and experience with public speaking
Basic computer skills including Canva, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel
Creative/design skills for social media and outreach materials
General knowledge of watersheds and other aquatic/marine ecosystems
Must be comfortable working outside in various weather conditions, in/near the water, and able to lift 25 lbs
Lifeguard and CPR certified preferred
To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references (name, job title, phone
number/email, capacity you know them) to Liz Wist, Education Coordinator at the Maryland Coastal Bays Program, at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until Friday, February 2, 2024 at 11:59 pm EST.
The Maryland Coastal Bays Program is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment
without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.