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Finger Lakes Water Hub Internship (ID: 106429) for Summer 2018


Dept of Environmental Conservation

615 Erie Blvd. West
Syracuse , NY 13204

Division/Unit: Water


Web Site: www.dec.ny.gov(New Window)


School Affiliation

SUNY, College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Proposal Information


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's Finger Lakes Water Hub in Syracuse, NY has two summer internships available for qualifying candidates. The selected candidates will work with the Finger Lakes Water Hub staff to complete tasks in one of two difference areas including:
1. Finger Lakes Data Compilation:
o Document all available and existing data relating to water quality, land use, bathymetry and fisheries data for all 11 Finger Lakes and their watersheds.
o Characterize existing data on availability, ownership, reliability, if it was conducted with a Quality Assurance Project Plan, and if was analyzed in an ELAP-certified lab.
o Manage and store available data on NYSDEC's drives.
o Work with Finger Lakes Hub staff to analyze available data and identify data gaps.
2. The Use of Optical Brighteners to Detect Septic System Impacts in the Finger Lakes:
o Coordinate field sampling events for the Finger Lakes Water Hub Optical Brightener Project.
o Field collect associated samples, such as water samples for chemical analysis.
o Field collect physical and chemical parameters.
o Process samples, including logging new samples and data entry including various types of field data.
o Prepare field sampling equipment prior to field work.



Valid Driver's License

Data compilation

Writing and oral communication

NYS Boaters License

Field Work


Internship Areas: Environmental Conservation, Scientific Research

Logistical Information

Payment? Paid

Number of Hours: 30 or more

Location: Onondaga

Number of Interns Needed: 2

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing Sophomore

Minimum Standing: Sophomore

Degree Concentrations: Engineering, Environmental Studies, Natural Science