The Chesapeake Research Consortium‘s Chesapeake Student Recruitment, Early Advisement, and Mentoring (C-StREAM) Fellowship program is focused on recruiting, advising, and mentoring college students from populations who have been historically excluded from the environmental field and are underrepresented in environmental research and management professions. For the purpose of this program, C-StREAM focuses on assisting students who identify as people of color and/or who are first generation college students.

The primary goal of C-StREAM is to encourage and support underrepresented students interested in leadership positions in environmental protection and restoration careers. C-StREAM endeavors to support this goal by developing inclusive career pathways that result in more diversity in the environmental workforce. The program works closely with academic institutions as well as government agencies within the Chesapeake Bay Program partnership to place selected students into meaningful summer fellowships, to support those students in their academic work, and to facilitate pathways for successful careers in environmental research, restoration, and/or management.

Eight positions are available for summer 2024:

2 fellowship positions hosted by the Chesapeake Bay Program

2 fellowship positions hosted by the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office

1 fellowship position hosted by Old Dominion University

1 fellowship position hosted by Penn State University

1 fellowship position hosted by the United States Naval Academy

1 fellowship position hosted by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science


Duration and Compensation:

The summer 2024 C-StREAM fellowship program will begin Monday, May 20th and end Friday, August 9th, 2024. These are our preferred dates, but the dates can be adjusted to accommodate a student’s school schedule if required. All C-StREAM Fellows will receive a stipend of up to $6,000 ($500/week) for the equivalent of 12 weeks (480 hours) of full-time activities. Candidates should expect to follow a normal weekday work schedule (roughly 9-5, M-F) with occasional variations for possible fieldwork and other activities. No benefits are provided. We offer assistance in arranging local housing if the position is an in-person opportunity if desired. A one-time housing and transportation allowance of $1,000 is available to each fellow to assist with living and transportation expenses. Funds are also available to compensate fellows for occasional work-related travel and professional development activities, $1,500.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, unofficial college transcripts, application form, interest form, and reference form. Find the forms and submission portal here. The application deadline is 11:59PM, January 28, 2024.