Thursday, March 8, 2018

Chesapeake Forests Program Intern - Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

The Chesapeake Forests Program Intern will be based in the Richmond office and focus primarily on supporting program staff in the Chesapeake Forest Program. The Chesapeake Forest program staff develop and implement programs that improve the health of existing forests, create new forests in places important to Chesapeake residents, and communicate the benefits of forests to residents, governments and businesses. Based in Richmond, the intern will support forest program efforts for across the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. The intern will support staff primarily in the management of the Alliance’s forest landowner outreach program, Forests for the Bay (


  • Assist with online/social media communications, article writing to promote programs, and website development and maintenance.
  • Support staff in curating and sending out monthly Forests for the Bay newsletter.
  • Assist in preparation and attend outreach and volunteer events. Outreach may include tabling events, door-to-door canvasing, tree plantings, invasive plant pulling, and riparian forest buffer maintenance.


  • Possess a strong work and environmental ethic, and a strong interest in outreach and education.
  • Good writing abilities and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge and experience with social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, and WordPress blogs.
  • Superb organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Background in forestry, forest ecology, forest management, and/or wildlife management preferred

Work schedule and time commitment:
The office is open Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 5:00 pm. Volunteer work hours may be flexible within this schedule in agreement with the supervisor. Some after-hours, weekend work, and day trips may be required. A minimum of 10 hours per week of volunteer service are expected for this position. The position agreement is for three to six months or until school requirements are satisfied. The commitment may extend depended on the needs of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and the performance of the volunteer.

The internship may start on a rolling basis beginning in May 2018 through August 2018. Start and end dates are flexible.

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