Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Graduating in May? Join the

Chesapeake Conservation Corps – apply by 4/14/17

Each year, the Chesapeake Conservation Corps Program places young adults (ages 18-25) with nonprofit or government agencies to work fulltime in the environmental field for a one-year term of paid service in the Chesapeake Bay region. The Corps Members receive hands-on green job and leadership experience through on-the-ground experience leading and assisting with projects and programs for their host sites, extensive trainings hosted by the Trust and other service-learning opportunities including grant writing and project management.

Corps Members also develop meaningful connections and friendships with each other creating a network of young environmental professionals that is a powerful resource even after the yearlong term. Ultimately the Corps Program aims to empower young professionals to take action and make impactful change as leaders and experts in their respective career fields.

The Chesapeake Bay Trust anticipates placing 30-35 Corps Members with nonprofit organizations and government agencies throughout the region to work full time for a stipend-support year of service ($17,000) beginning on August 22, 2017.

  • Corps Members will be between the ages of 18-25.
  • Each Corps Member will work full time at a Host Organization for a period of one year.
  • Corps Members will participate in training activities and group activities within the service year.
  • Corps Members must complete a capstone project by the end of their service year.
  • Corps Members must complete at least four site visits at fellow Corps Member’s host sites.

To Apply:

Applications are currently being solicited with a deadline of April 14, 2017 at 5 pm. The Chesapeake Bay Trust’s grant applications are all submitted through an online system. If you have not yet registered to use the system before you will have to create an account. Please go here to create your account and begin your application:

A list of the potential Host Organizations who applied to the Program and short descriptions of the positions they are offering can be found HERE

Questions?  Contact:

Tara Baker
Senior Program Officer
(410) 974-2941 x102