Chesapeake Conservation Corps Program

Program Announcement

The Chesapeake Bay Trust is seeking applications for the Chesapeake Conservation Corps Program where young professionals can gain vital green jobs skills and build a network of connections in the environmental field.
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 watershed. Throughout the year this program provides hands-on professional and leadership experience through on-the-ground work leading and assisting with projects and programs, extensive trainings, and other service-learning opportunities including grant writing. This initiative is supported by the Trust, BGE an Exelon Company, the 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, and 2) to better prepare young adults pursuing careers in the environmental field. 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), gain career and leadership skills, and become more engaged through meaningful community service.

The Chesapeake Bay Trust anticipates placing around 35-40 Corps Members, young adults 18-25, with nonprofit organizations and government agencies throughout the Chesapeake Bay region for a paid year of service ($18,500) beginning on August 20, 2019. To find the application go to

Applications must be submitted through the Trust’s online system by March 14, 2019 at 4:00 pm.

For any questions about becoming a part of the Chesapeake Conservation Corps, contact Senior Program Officer Tara Drennan, or 410-974-2941, ext. 102.

Chesapeake Conservation Corps Program at AMM

The Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park is one of many potential Host sites for the 2019-20 Chesapeake Conservation Corps service year.

If successfully matched with the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park, the Corps Member will be involved in all aspects of AMM’s educational programming.

As part of the Education Center team, the Corps Member will take a lead role in:

  • Teaching education programs
  • Developing and leading summer camp programs
  • Maintaining program materials
  • Aquatic animal husbandry
  • Mentoring high school interns.

The Corps Member will take an assisting role in:

  • Developing curriculum
  • Communicating with volunteers and teachers
  • Grant-writing (if interested).

They will also get a chance to attend exciting special events such as the Oyster Roast & Sock Burning, Boatyard Beach Bash, and summer concerts. The teaching/office time ratio varies seasonally, but averages about 70/30.

If this opportunity interests you, submit your application using the link above by March 14, 2019.