Paid internship —Chesapeake Conservation Corps Position

OSER OPPORTUNITY: April 15 Deadline!

One Year Chesapeake Conservation Corps Position

OSER aims to host another Chesapeake Conservation Corps

(CCC) Volunteer for the 2016-2017 service year. The CCC, a program of the

Chesapeake Bay Trust (CBT), is open to people aged 18-25, looking to gain career skills and experience in the fields of environmental restoration, energy conservation, agriculture, and forestry. The CCC is a competitive opportunity for both Volunteer Applicants and Host Organizations that are selected and matched by CBT. CCC volunteers receive an annual stipend of $16,000. The one-year paid internship starts August 23, 2016.

The purpose of the Corps is (1) to enable stipend volunteers to work with host organizations and communities throughout Maryland to implement on-the-ground restoration and energy conservation projects, and (2) to provide leadership and training opportunities for young adults pursuing environmental and conservation careers. Corps volunteers work full-time on projects in areas such as environmental restoration, energy conservation, agriculture, and forestry. The CCC program helps promote and sustain preservation efforts of the Bay and its surrounding environment and provides young adults with opportunities to gain career skills and become more engaged through meaningful community service.

If successfully matched, OSER’s Corps Volunteer will be involved in

  • Developing a large scale tree planting and easement acquisition program to protect private acres,
  • Reducing trash going into waterways and facilitating community cleanups, and
  • Creating engaging communications about watershed and water quality programs.

Learn more at the CBT’s CCC webpage where you can download an application. Applications are due April 15, 2016 at 5 p.m. Candidates interested in OSER’s CCC position may contact Shannon Moore, 301.600.1413.

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