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Environment & Society

External Internship Opportunities

Our vision is a Chesapeake Bay and watershed that is healthy and thriving; one in which natural systems and human communities are in balance. Interdisciplinary academic programs promote the integration of environmental issues, social values, and good old river mud.

Internships offered by CES Partnership Organizations

CES maintains a professional partnership with numerous organizations and occasionally will post internships on this page when those partners alert us of new and exciting positions. 

For more help finding off-campus employment opportunities, please make an appointment to speak with a representative at the college‚Äôs Career Development Center


  • Sultana Education Foundation

    The Sultana Education Foundation often hires seasonal staff to help with their summer camp paddling programs.


    Want to spend your summer kayaking and canoeing? This might be the perfect fit for you to stay in Chestertown over the summer. 


    To apply for this position, send a resume, cover letter and three references to:

    John Mann

    Director of Paddling Programs




  • Chesapeake Bay Magazine

    CBM is currently seeking an editorial intern for summer 2018 with a passion for communicating the unique stories of the Chesapeake Bay lifestyle. The editorial intern will work with the editorial staff to assist with a slate of projects ranging from Bay Bulletin content creation, member survey initiatives, social media content development and our cruising guide creation to CBM event coverage. The internship application deadline is February 28, 2018.


    Click here for more information (scroll down to “Internships”)

  • Rodale Institute

    The Rodale Institute, located in Kutztown PA promotes organic farming and gardening. They have numerous internships (with housing included). Some internships can be arranged for summer months, while others may be of interest to graduates, as the positions can last 6-8 months. 


    Click here to learn more about available internships.


    Accounting Internship

    Agriculture Supported Communities (ASC) Internship

    Communications Internship

    Development Internship

    Garden Internship

    Livestock Internship

    Multimedia Internship 

    Organic Farming Certificate Program

    Research Internship

    St. Luke’s Rodale Institute Organic Farm Internship

    Veteran Farmer Training Program

  • Chesapeake Conservation Corps

    The Chesapeake Bay Trust leads grand efforts in increasing access and opportunities to green careers and educating and training the next generation of stewards on how best to manage and protect our environment which is crucial to restoring our region’s natural resources. To help meet those needs, the Trust provides young adults with hands-on environmental and leadership experience through its Chesapeake Conservation Corps Program. The Corps Program places young adults (ages 18-25) with nonprofit or government agencies for one-year terms of service in the Chesapeake Bay region.

    The purpose of the Corps is to:

    1. Enable young adults to work with organizations and communities throughout the Mid-Atlantic region on issues surrounding the Chesapeake Bay.

    2. Prepare young adults for future green careers through leadership and training opportunities including on-the-job experience, conferences, trainings, grant writing and project management. 

    3. Increase the capacity of organizations to develop and implement programs and projects.

      Become a ChesapeakeConservation Corps Member

      The Chesapeake Bay Trust anticipates placing 30-35 Corps Members with nonprofit organizations and government agencies throughout the region to work full time for a stipend-support year of service ($17,000) beginning in August each year.

      How to Apply?

      Applications open in the beginning of each calendar year with a deadline of in April. The Chesapeake Bay Trust’s grant applications are all submitted through an online system. If you have not yet registered to use the system before you will have to create an account.

    Contact Info:
    Tara Baker
    Senior Program Officer
    (410) 974-2941 x102

    To learn more about the program and to apply please visit the https://cbtrust.org/chesapeake-conservation-corps/ webpage. 

  • Echo Hill Outdoor School Internships

    Echo Hill Outdoor School provides residential learning experiences designed to introduce and acclimate children to the outdoors and foster awareness of and respect for themselves, each other and their environment. The program is flexible so as to meet the needs of a wide range of students, typically 3rd through 9th grade, from both public and private schools.

    We are seeking motivated, energetic individuals who believe in the value of environmental education for children, enjoy being in the outdoors, and are committed to their personal growth as educators.

    Internship Duties and Responsibilities
    • Assist the teaching staff with all aspects of the school curriculum including planning, co-teaching and assessing classes.
    • Overnight tent or cabin responsibility for groups of seven to ten children during the length of their stay (two to five days).
    • Assist teaching staff in the supervision of students at all times (during meals, free time, etc). 
    • Assist in the creation and implementation of new course and curriculum ideas.
    • Active involvement in the end of week staff assessment of visiting groups and general operation.
    • Minimal maintenance duties (upkeep of the campus and facilities), a responsibility of all our staff. 
    • Completion of a special project of the intern’s design.
    Interns are encouraged to create their own goals and objectives for their experience. The internship should be integrated into the intern’s course of study. It is extremely beneficial for the intern to maintain a journal throughout their tenure at Echo Hill.


    Fall (Late August through November)………………..……..July 15th
    Spring (March through June)………………………….…..February 15th
    Summer (June through August)……………………………April 15th
    Full and Part Time positions are available for all seasons.


    To learn more and find out how to apply: