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Energy Program Graduate Intern

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

Employment Type and Schedule Intern

Salary $17 per hour

Work Location Queens

Last Updated Last updated on Mar 10, 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 Office of Energy and Resource Recovery Programs (Energy Office) is charged with plotting the course for DEP to meet its energy and carbon neutrality goals, as well as maximizing resource recovery. The Energy Office also provides energy and performance tracking, program assessment, scientific research, emergency planning and internal auditing services to DEP’s operating bureaus.

Tasks may include but are not limited to:

Forecasting energy use, expenditure, and GHG; regression and spatial analyses relating to the water-energy nexus; assess various innovative energy and GHG reduction initiatives for implementation feasibility. The selected candidate will play a key role in informing the energy and GHG reduction plans at the nation’s largest water and wastewater utility. The selected candidate should have an interest in infrastructure, municipal operations, climate change, and environmental sustainability.

Requirements Requirements

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