Looking to launch your career in the environmental field? Or know a young person who is? Young professionals gain entry level experience, vital green career skills, and a network of connections in the environmental field through the Chesapeake Conservation Corps.

This one-year term of paid service places young adults (ages 18-25) with nonprofits or government agencies to work full-time in the environmental field in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Throughout the year this program provides real-world experience working on environmental projects and programs with an organization, leadership and professional development trainings, and other opportunities including networking and grant writing. This initiative is supported by the Trust, BGE an Exelon Company, the U.S. National Park Service and the state of Maryland.

The purpose of the Corps Program is 1) to enable young adults to work with organizations and communities on issues impacting the Chesapeake Bay, 2) to better prepare young adults pursuing careers in the environmental field, and 3) increase the impact and capacity of organizations working on environmental issues within the Chesapeake Bay.  Corps Members will work on projects and programs that fall into at least one of six categories (environmental restoration, community engagement, environmental education, energy conservation, sustainable agriculture or forestry).

The Chesapeake Bay Trust anticipates placing around 35 Corps Members, young adults 18-25, with nonprofit organizations and government agencies throughout the Chesapeake Bay region for a paid year of service ($19,000) beginning on August 18, 2020.  To find the application go to https://cbtrust.org/prospective/.

Applications must be submitted through the Trust’s online system by March 12, 2020 at 4:00 pm.

For any questions about becoming a volunteer or about the Chesapeake Conservation Corps, contact Senior Program Officer Tara Drennan, tdrennan@cbtrust.org or 410-974-2941, ext. 102