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Clean Vessel Act Grant Program Intern

Recruitment #24-004553-0001


The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites eligible candidates to apply for an internship with Chesapeake and Coastal Service Unit.

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Tawes, Anne Arundel Co. & Fieldwork throughout Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

This position will assist the grant manager with outreach to Clean Vessel Act Grant recipients (marinas). The intern's primary responsibility will be visiting marinas across the state of Maryland to inspect grant-funded boat pumpout systems and verify compliance with grant terms and conditions. The intern will also be expected to promote the availability of pumpout grants and communicate the terms of the grant program. The internship is structured for three days per week, with each day comprising 8 hours of work, spanning a total duration of 10 weeks during the summer months.


  • Conduct site inspections of pumpout systems at marinas across the state of Maryland
  • Serve as an ambassador to the pumpout grant program - answering any questions the marina may have about our grant program while conducting the visits
  • Enter data collected into Access database and Google Sheets


Applicant must be a current college student, undergraduate or graduate level. A GPA of 2.5 or above is required for academic credit. Applicants must hold a valid driver's license. Strong verbal communication skills required. Candidate must be comfortable on docks and piers at marinas to perform duties. Should your application be accepted, and you be invited to an interview, the qualifications that cannot be evaluated on the JobAps template will be evaluated at the time of your interview.


Boating experience is a plus. Experience and/or skills in environmental studies, communications, marine affairs, and biology, chemistry or related fields.


Please make sure you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the minimum qualifications for this recruitment and submit all additional documentation as required as noted below in the “Further Instructions” section. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and submit the required documentation will proceed to the next phase of evaluation. Candidates may be interviewed in person or via telephone to determine selection.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.

Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


The online application is strongly preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to: Department of Natural Resources, Human Resources, 580 Taylor Avenue, C-3 Annapolis, MD 21401. The Human Resources unit is not responsible for applications sent to any other address.

Faxed or e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management at ; ATTN: Recruitment and Examination Division. Please note, standard business hours for the help desk are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Inquiries made after hours will be reviewed the following business day. 

If you need to make adjustments to a submitted application before the announcement deadline or if you have general inquiries regarding this recruitment, please contact Alexandra Gast at

Please provide ample time to complete the application template. If you are having technical difficulties submitting an application on the day of the deadline, it is strongly advised that you complete the JobAps physical application template and hand deliver to DNR - HRS at 580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401 before 4:30 p.m. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources cannot guarantee that late submissions, as a result of technical difficulties, will be accepted.

Should you not be selected for this opportunity but wish to remain in the loop for future DNR internships, please complete the attached Internship Interest Form.

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Candidates with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

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