The Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) is seeking a passionate individual to coordinate and further the development of its Chesapeake Student Recruitment, Early Advisement, and Mentoring (C-StREAM) internship program. CRC aims to play a critical and central role in defining, coordinating, and disseminating the research and education needed to best contribute to the decision-making process for effective and sustainable management of the Chesapeake Bay, its watershed, and its living resources. We recognize that we can only achieve this mission if all voices and perspectives are represented within the Bay’s science and management community.
Chesapeake Research Consortium and its partners – that is, the CRC member institutions and the federal agencies with whom the CRC routinely cooperates – through its C-StREAM program aim to evolve and strengthen a leadership pipeline that attracts and retains a diverse community of both undergraduate mentees and mentors so that the necessary diversity of perspectives is applied to the protection and restoration of complex human-impacted ecosystems. In its current form, C-StREAM develops and trains a diverse population of future leaders in environmental research, restoration, and protection by engaging them over multiple years in mentored engagement experiences. While this initial pipeline construction has been successful, there are structural elements that can be strengthened so that it can be filled to capacity. The successful candidate would be responsible for C-StREAM program implementation while working to strengthen and further develop, improve, and evaluate the program according to the program’s guiding principles and practices.