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Current Job Openings with the Chesapeake Bay Trust

Communications and Development Intern

The Chesapeake Bay Trust, a non-profit grant-making organization that promotes public participation in the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, seeks a communications intern for the 2014-2015 academic year for approximately 8-10 hours per week. This position will play an important role in assisting with the Trust’s communications needs as well as with the management of donor outreach.

In particular the communications intern will assist with social media development, web content creation and management, newsletter production, email list management, database management, fundraising efforts, and marketing campaigns.


Reports to the Trust’s Marketing and Development Manager, and works closely with the rest of staff to assure the organization’s mission, programs, awards, and grants are properly communicated and promoted to the public.
Assists with the Trust’s database including segmentation, solicitation follow-up and donor recognition.
Assists with updating and maintaining the Trust’s two websites as well as edits and designs the Trust’s two e-newsletters.
Helps coordinate the Trust’s social media efforts, as well as online giving opportunities.
Assists with media outreach and events, including public relations efforts and on-site activities, as well as tracks media coverage.
Assists with the Trust’s marketing campaigns, including partnership development and outreach.
Assists with fundraising appeals tracking of donors and list segmentation.
Helps assist with the Trust’s major events throughout the year, including marketing of the events, attendee tracking and day of on-site assistance.

Skills and Qualifications
Attention to detail is absolutely critical; the right candidate must be an exceptionally thorough proofreader and editor.
Experience with web and email communications tools required; experience with new media technologies, such as blogs and online social media required.
An undergraduate or graduate degree-seeking student in marketing, journalism, communications or related field is preferred. Alternatively, students majoring in other fields must have significant experience in communications or marketing.
Knowledge of environment, sustainability, and community engagement issues desired.
Strong writing, graphic design, media outreach, and/or web content production and management experience is preferred.Demonstrated ability to work independently and effectively with deadlines is required.Strong organizational skills and ability to keep up-to-date records is required.Strong computer literacy is essential: MS Office; Access (or similar database); Adobe (Photoshop); familiarity with content management systems a plus.

Some travel required (statewide), with some evening and weekend hours required. Willingness to commit to 8-10 hours for both fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters required.

Compensation: $10 per hour, 8-10 hours per week (days and hours subject to event needs and applicant’s course load.)

Term: Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters

To Apply, please submit: Cover letter, resume, and one-page (no longer) writing sample to Kristin Foringer at kforinger@cbtrust.org by August 15.

The Chesapeake Bay Trust provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age or disability in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.