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Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) Intern (ID: 106348) for Summer 2018


Department of State

99 Washington Avenue
Albany , NY 12231

Division/Unit: OPD&CI


Web Site: http://www.dos.ny.gov(New Window)


Proposal Information


Looking for intelligent, quick-thinking and poised individuals to assist us in Division of Planning, Development & Community Infrastructure (OPD&CI) tasks. The Division is in need of someone to support BOA program staff in their mission to work in partnership with local municipalities and organizations to develop and realize a community vision for redevelopment and community revitalization.

Duties include: research and develop case studies for BOA-funded projects; develop project profiles of BOA community identified projects; research and compile an e-newsletter to disseminate funding opportunities, news articles and policy updates related to redevelopment of brownfields to BOA stakeholders; compile a database of strategic sites (key developable sites identified in BOA plans); provide assistance, as needed, to BOA program staff to review community plans and other BOA grantee submissions; draft policy, procedural, or supplemental guidance documents; and conduct basic office functions as needed, such as data entry, file management, and customer service.

You will develop relationships with DOS staff, local government officials and other agency personnel, learn about local government/state relations, and come away with a better understanding of State operations, the complexity of community engagement, remediation, and development of brownfields.



Strong research & analytical skills

Excellent writing skills

Competency in MS Office

Interpersonal & communication skills

Ability to work independently


Internship Areas: Economic Development, Environmental Conservation, Planning/Analysis/Research, Public Policy

Logistical Information

Payment? Unpaid

Number of Hours: 20 - 30

Location: Albany

Number of Interns Needed: 1

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing Graduate Student

Minimum Standing: Senior

Degree Concentrations: Engineering, Environmental Studies, Natural Science, Public Administration, Public Health, Social Science