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Engineering and Construction Intern
Engineering, Architecture, ＆ Planning with NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
$15 per hour
Downstate, Outside NYC
Last updated on Mar 14, 2023
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 Supply (BWS) employs nearly 1,000 people who are responsible for the management, operation, and protection of New York City’s upstate water supply system, associated facilities, and aqueducts, over 100 miles of road, 55 bridges, and approximately 150,000 acres of watershed lands. The mission of the Bureau of Water Supply is to reliably deliver a sufficient quantity of high-quality drinking water and to ensure the long-term sustainability of the delivery of this most valuable resource in order to promote public health, economic development, and quality of life of the City of New York. BWS is also responsible for the overall management and implementation of the provisions of the City’s $1.5 billion Watershed Protection Program and for ensuring the City’s compliance with the provisions of the Filtration Avoidance Determination. Within BWS, we have diverse roles and responsibilities, and each of us contributes to the same mission of reliably providing New York City with its most valuable natural resource.
The Engineering & Construction Division supports the Water Operations Division which includes all NYC water supply reservoirs, dams, facilities, aqueducts, shafts, hydroelectric plants, highways, bridges and watershed lands of the Delaware, Catskill and Croton water systems upstream of the Kensico and New Croton reservoirs. Working in the Grahamsville Region under direct supervision the selected candidate will provide support for ongoing engineering projects related to bridges, roads, water supply facilities and support structures. Work will include inspections with written reports for infrastructure such as bridges & roads, collecting information for the development of maps and research from historical engineering documents. The candidate may also provide support for the West of Hudson Survey Section, assisting the survey team with boundary and engineering surveys when needed and in sorting and organizing their files to be more user friendly.
The candidate will be working predominately in an office although some field work may be required. Candidate will be responsible for adhering to and complying with all environmental, health and safety laws, Agency policies, rules, and regulations.
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).
Appointment to this title is only valid for the duration of the Program, June – August each year.
– Student must currently be enrolled at a college/university at the undergraduate level with coursework in Civil/Mechanical/ Environmental/Structural Engineering
– Student must have at least a 2.5GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
– Student must have at least a Sophomore class standing
– College level coursework in science and engineering
– Strong writing skills; effective interpersonal skills.
– Familiarity and/or experience with computers/software.
– Leadership skills; self-motivation; and ability to work well with minimal supervision.