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Distribution Engineering Intern

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

Employment Type and Schedule Intern

Salary $15 per hour

Work Location Queens

Last Updated Last updated on Mar 14, 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 Water and Sewer Operations (BWSO) is responsible for the operation, maintenance and protection of the City’s drinking water and wastewater collection (sewer) systems, the protection of adjacent waterways, and the development and protection of the Department’s Capital Water and Sewer Design Program. New York City has approximately 140,000 catch basins, 114,000 hydrants, 90,000 valves, 14 gatehouses, 3 reservoirs, 68 groundwater wells, a 100-million-gallon underground storage tank and 7,000 miles each of both sanitary sewers and water mains. The responsibility of maintaining these vast networks falls under the responsibility of BWSO. The Bureau also approves and inspects water and sewer connections performed by licensed plumbers and/or authorized contractors. In addition, the Bureau has overall responsibility for the approval and inspection of all public and private construction projects, which could affect the City’s water or sewer systems.

The selected interns will work within the BWSO Distribution Engineering Unit. Intern will work assisting Distribution; their tasks will be helping with distribution tasks such as water main design, water main shutdowns, water quality issues, preparing water maps, cathodic protection, flow tests, etc.

Requirements Requirements

As of June of the Program year the prospective interne must be a student matriculated in a college or be a recent college graduate (winter/spring term of the Program year).
NOTE: Appointment to this title is only valid for the duration of the Program, June – August each year.

Preferred Skills

-Student must be enrolled at a College or University majoring in Civil Engineering or Mechanical Engineering (Enrollment in a Civil Engineering Technology or Mechanical Engineering Technology program will also be acceptable.)
-Students must have at least a 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale).
-Strong familiarity with AutoCAD and self-motivation.

Selection Criteria: – Strong writing skills; effective interpersonal skills; familiarity and/or experience with computers/software; self-motivation; and ability to work well with minimal supervision.