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INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT: Marketing & Partnerships – Chesapeake Bay Oyster Restoration Focus 

Oyster Recovery Partnership, the nonprofit leader in Chesapeake Bay oyster restoration, is seeking an intern to assist its Marketing & Partnerships department with awareness raising about oysters’ ecological and economic benefits, and the importance of oyster shell recycling for Bay recovery. Founded in 1994, ORP works to plan, promote, and carry out science-based sustainable fisheries and shellfish management activities to enhance our environment, support our economy, and preserve our cultural heritage.

The intern will directly work with ORP’s Events & Marketing Coordinator who will oversee their duties, including stakeholder outreach and engagement, website content writing, crafting social media posts, preparing promotional materials (e.g. signage and flyers), and more. The intern assist with outreach efforts for two important campaigns:

  • National Oyster Weekend (NOW), Aug. 4-6, 2023: A food holiday/awareness raising effort that encourages the public to eat oysters at restaurants that participate in ORP’s Shell Recycling Alliance, or purchase local aquaculture raised oysters and recycle the shell via ORP’s network of public drop sites.  
  • World is Your Oyster Festival (WIYO), Sept. 28, 2023: A festive “party with a purpose” designed to teach guests about the critical role oysters play in Chesapeake Bay recovery, ORP’s role in restoration efforts, and much more! WIYO is ORP’s main annual fundraising event. 


  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills.  
  • Collaborative, creative-thinker with strong interpersonal skills. 
  • Genuine enthusiasm for creating compelling marketing materials – experience with Canva or Adobe Creative Cloud a plus. 
  • Ability to work well independently or as part of a team.  
  • Self-starter who demonstrates good time management.
  • Firm grasp of social media tools and platforms including Facebook, Instagram, etc. 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite or O365 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Previous internship or related experience in marketing or communications a plus.

Internship Details:

This is primarily a virtual internship with occasional need for in-person work (estimate 20-30 hours). Ideally, the intern could commit 10-12 hours/week for the duration of the semester. For compensation, we will support the candidate in securing course credit or a scholarship through their academic institution.  

We invite applicants who are passionate about the Chesapeake Bay, professional, creative, strong writers, and eager to learn more about marketing and communications in the nonprofit sector. To learn more, please visit OysterRecovery.org. 

To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and writing sample (e.g. blog post, webpage content, essay) to:

Kaylee Fleury, kfleury@oysterrecovery.org. No phone calls, please. Application deadline is May 15.