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Intern, Records and Archives Management (RAM)

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

Employment Type and Schedule Intern

Salary $17.00 per hour

Work Location Manhattan

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.

DEP’s Bureau of Business Information Technology (BIT) is responsible for providing quality business, technical and IT system support to our users. This commitment is realized through collaboration, strong relationships, and a unified vision with our partners at DEP in order to provide quality technological solutions to our business needs. Providing these services allows us to ensure that DEP continues its tradition of delivering excellent service to the residents of New York City.

The Records and Archives Management unit (RAM) supports DEP in managing the agency’s records and information, and collects, organizes, protects, and provides access to records having long-term business and historical value to DEP and the City of New York. It is a valuable resource for information about DEP including the work of its predecessor agencies dating back to the 19th century. Our digitization and processing projects improve access to information and facilitate the planning of billion-dollar capital construction and rehabilitation projects including the Delaware Aqueduct Bypass Tunnel, Kensico-Eastview Connection, and Ashokan Century Program, as well as land use activities, facilities maintenance, and other operations.

Selected candidates will work with the Records and Archives Management team to survey, process, and/or digitize records including engineering drawings and photographs related to the New York City water supply system. Projects will focus on improving access to records in high demand for research to support agency activities. Internships will provide experience with digitization, metadata creation, digital asset management, project planning, and quality control. Other responsibilities may include conducting research in support of user requests and creating social media content. This internship is an opportunity to work with vitally important archives and gain real-world knowledge of managing records that support local government.

Requirements Requirements

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