PAID ONE-YEAR ENVIRONMENTAL INTERNSHIP
CHEARS in Greenbelt, MD and Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) located in Solomons, MD submitted a joint
application to Chesapeake Bay Trust for a full time, onear, paid, Chesapeake
Conservation Corp Volunteer. Applications are due by May 14, 2012 5:00pm.
To see application details, go to www.cbtrust.org.
Chesapeake Conservation Corps (CCC) program provides service-learning opportunities and
green job training for young people, ages 18-25, through environmental and energy conservation
projects. This initiative, supported by Constellation Energy, the Trust, and the state of Maryland,
pairs young adults with organizations that provide hands-on environmental, leadership, and
technical training opportunities for a one-year term of service to begin late August 2012.
DESCRIPTION OF PROJECTS
Calvert Marine Museum
The CCC volunteer would review audio-visual materials, primarily consisting of oral interviews
with “bay folk” and film documentation. From among these materials, the volunteer would identify
key items to be converted to a digital format, which will be done by a professional film studio. After
conversion, the CCC volunteer will be primarily responsible for selecting excerpts to be edited and will work
with a professional videographer in the studio to create suitable film and audio clips for inclusion on the
Chestory Archive website. The project aims to enhance the virtual archive website as a resource to promote
the cultural aspects of environmental literacy in Maryland. Contact Richard Dodds at [log in to unmask]
for more information.
Educational programs and practices that strengthen intergenerational relationships and
competencies in children, youth, older adults, and families are critical in changing
behaviors towards environmental awareness and stewardship. The CCC volunteer will
assist in developing an intergenerational education program focused on community
environmental documentation. The CCC volunteer will be facilitating the intergenerational volunteer group in
learning to use digital media to document environmental solutions. They will assist with camera work, framing
interview questions, post-production, editing, and uploading of short clips to feature on local TV, YouTube and
other social media outlets. The expected outcomes from this project are short videos, primarily shot by
community volunteers and final edited by the CCC Volunteer. Contact Kim Walsh at [log in to unmask] for more
This multiple site placement provides a specific set of technical skills to the CCC Volunteer interested in
community film documentation, facilitation of group learning processes, project management, communication
skills, and leadership development. The CCC Volunteer will begin their year with CMM from September-
February and spend the remaining half of the year in Greenbelt, MD.