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Standards and Sustainability Graduate Intern

Engineering, Architecture, & Planning, Policy, Research & Analysis with NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

Employment Type and Schedule Intern

Salary $17 per hour

Work Location Queens

Last Updated Last updated on Apr 17, 2023

Description Description

The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) enriches the environment and protects public health for all New Yorkers by providing 1.1 billion gallons of high-quality drinking water, managing wastewater and stormwater, and reducing air, noise, and hazardous materials pollution.  DEP is the largest combined municipal water and wastewater utility in the country, with nearly 6,000 employees.  DEP’s water supply system is comprised of 19 reservoirs and 3 controlled lakes throughout the system’s 2,000 square mile watershed that extends 125 miles north and west of the City.

The Bureau of Engineering, Design & Construction (BEDC) is responsible for the design and construction of major related capital projects. The Bureau’s projects focus on maintaining the continued delivery of high-quality drinking water and upgrading the 14 Water Resource Recovery Facilities located throughout the City to improve water quality and comply with new rules and regulations. Interns assigned to the In-house Design directorate, will perform elementary design work; assist with planning, coordinating and implementing the design and construction of capital projects; assist with the evaluation of technical issues, design alternatives, and/or proposals; and prepare technical reports and scopes of work for engineering projects. As a part of our Sustainability Section, the successful candidate will assist with projects related to energy conservation, emissions reduction, climate change adaptation, waste reduction, water conservation and material selection.  Interns will conduct regulatory and material research related to design and construction projects, track sustainability metrics, review design and construction documents, contract specifications, regulatory guidance documents, and source regulations. Interns will work with projects stakeholders which includes engineers, architects, operators, community boards and urban planners where excellent communication and client service skills are required. In addition, Interns will attend and coordinate meetings with Bureau project teams as well as local, state and federal environmental regulatory agencies and other meetings relevant to advancing Sustainability objectives.

Requirements Requirements

Candidates must be currently enrolled in a graduate degree program in an accredited college, university or law school.