Hi – below is an opportunity to learn about a field that is dear to me. As recently as 2007, it was very difficult to get our City to take green-infrastructure seriously, despite our data and anecdotal evidence that it helped people, reduced storm-water management costs, mitigated Urban Heat Island effect, and produced accessible jobs for people who needed them badly.

It took hard work by me and many of my colleagues to turn our government’s attitude around, but it’s starting to take a shape in a way we can all be proud of now.

The missing link now is the jobs part – and we’re working on that. In the mean time, this internship is an opportunity to see something remarkable take shape. please pass it on, or apply yourself!

DEP’s Office of Green Infrastructure (OGI) is seeking an intern to assist the Partnerships and Outreach Staff. Candidates that are familiar with PlaNYC, the Sustainable Stormwater Management Plan of 2008 and the NYC Green Infrastructure Plan are preferred. The intern will be responsible for supporting outreach programming throughout the fall and spring. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to: GIS mapping, updating the website, attending community meetings, accompanying OGI staff on site visits, conducting studies and research, creating outreach materials, and Green Infrastructure Grant Program support. Candidates with a background in stormwater management and/or community-based urban planning are strongly preferred.

This is an unpaid position but college credit is available. Intern will be placed at NYC Environmental Protection on the 11th Floor of 59-17 Junction Boulevard, Flushing NY. The position will begin October 31st and continue until May 18th. Days and hours are flexible but candidates should be available two days (16 hours) per week.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to sustainability@dep.nyc.gov by October 21st at 5:00pm

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