Current Opportunities with WSA
Join the Chesapeake Conservation Corps!
WSA is one of many Host Applicants for this year's CCC program. Read about the program below and see the job descriptions at the bottom of the page.
NOTE: Employment is not through WSA, it is through the CCC program.
The Chesapeake Bay Trust is proud to announce that applicants are currently being sought for the 2017-18 Chesapeake Conservation Corps Program. 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 program provides hands-on entry level experience and leadership opportunities as a stepping stone to a career in their chosen field. Not only are the participants working fulltime at their selected host site, but they also receive extensive leadership and professional development trainings. This initiative is supported by the Trust, Constellation Energy, the National Park Service and the state of Maryland.
The purpose of the Corps Program is 1) to enable young adults to work with host organizations and communities throughout the Mid-Atlantic region on issues surrounding the Chesapeake Bay, and 2) to provide leadership and training opportunities for young adults pursuing environmental careers including conferences, trainings, grant writing, project management and others. Corps Members help manage programs and projects in the realms of environmental restoration, community engagement, environmental education, energy conservation, sustainable agriculture and forestry that will promote and sustain the Bay and its surrounding environment. This program provides young adults with the opportunities to gain career skills and become more engaged through meaningful community service.
The Chesapeake Bay Trust anticipates placing around 30-35 Corps Members, young adults 18-25, with nonprofit organizations and government agencies throughout the Mid-Atlantic region for a paid year of service ($17,000) beginning on August 22, 2017. To find the application go to https://cbtrust.org/prospective/.
Applications must be submitted through the Trust’s online system by April 14, 2017 at 5:00 pm.
For any questions about becoming a volunteer or about the Chesapeake Conservation Corps, contact Senior Program Officer Tara Baker, firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-974-2941, ext. 102.