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Queens Distribution Laboratory Lead Program Intern

Health 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 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 intern will work on the Lead in Drinking Water Program which is responsible for activities required under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act’s Lead and Copper Rule and its new revisions, assisting with laboratory reception of samples and data analysis of results; helping maintain databases of water quality parameters; preparing lead test kits, interacting with the public on lead in drinking water issues and concerns; and may assist in assigned research and investigations concerning lead in tap water. Intern will be trained on applicable procedures to ensure quality assurance (QA) practices and data integrity.

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).

Appointment to this title is only valid for the duration of the Program, June – August each year.

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