Chesapeake BaySavers, Inc. Environmental Law Internship

POSITION: Environmental Law Internship with Chesapeake BaySavers, Inc. in Annapolis, MD

TERM: Position available beginning in January 2018 until May 2018

HOURS: Part-Time, 15-20 hours per week

CREDIT: Academic credit possible, depending on your school’s policy

PAY: Unpaid internship, compensation for travel and other expenses may be reimbursed

DEADLINE: February 1, 2018


The Chesapeake BaySavers is an Annapolis-based environmental nonprofit group with a mission to restore the health of the Chesapeake Bay for generations to come through legislation, environmental education, community outreach, and hands-on restoration work.

In order to accomplish our mission, Chesapeake BaySavers is made up of two separate entities that each play a vital role:

  • Chesapeake BaySavers Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to restore the health of the Chesapeake Bay through education, community outreach and hands-on environmental work.
  • Chesapeake BaySavers, Inc. is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve, protect and promote the health of the Chesapeake Bay through legislative efforts, with a focus on legislation that affects oysters.


In the 2017 legislative session the Chesapeake BaySavers wrote, lobbied for and testified on behalf of House Bill 924. The passing of this bill kept our vital oyster sanctuaries closed to commercial harvest and safe from being depleted. If this bill had passed, it would have jeopardized not only our sanctuaries but also the bill we passed in 2016, The Sustainable Oyster Population and Fisheries Act of 2016. This bill ensured an extensive look at our oyster population to determine a sustainable harvest rate for oysters, help prevent overfishing and improve the monitoring system of the public oyster fishery. If our oyster sanctuaries had been opened up to harvest, the research the DNR completed would not have been accurate.

In the past legislative session we also fought poaching through law enforcement and by working with other nonprofits in order to bring poachers to justice. Additionally, we fought poaching-related legislation that had harmful implications on the Bay through testimonies.

We are looking forward to continuing our initiatives in the 2018 legislation, but we need hardworking and passionate individuals to join our team and fight to save our sanctuaries!


Please submit cover letter and resume to no later than February 1, 2018.

Program Manager
Subject: Environmental Law Internship