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2017-04-06 / Local News

DEC summer internships available

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is encouraging students who have completed at least two years of college to apply for summer job opportunities through the department’s annual internship program.

According to a press release from the department, the program offers multiple part-time unpaid internships in the fields of engineering, science, planning, sustainability, law, community outreach and social media.

Commissioner Basil Seggos said the summer internship program connects college students with opportunities to learn about future careers and gain professional experience.

“By working closely with DEC’s engineers, scientists and other professionals, we hope that our interns are inspired to protect New York’s public health and the environment as the next generation of conservationists and dedicated public servants,” Seggos said.

Candidates must submit applications by Thursday, April 20. According to the release, a majority of the internships are located at the department’s downtown Albany office. Prospective interns are encouraged to carefully read the qualifications for each job to determine whether they meet the requirements before submitting an application.

Those accepted into the six-week summer internship program will have the chance to work alongside a team of highly trained and skilled Department of Environmental Conservation employees who regulate and manage New York state natural resources and the environment.

The release said placements are made within divisions, and interns will be assigned to specific program areas such as public lands, air or water quality, fiscal and personnel management, legal counsel or environmental education.

Every effort is made to match the intern’s career interests, experience, and field of study with the needs of and the experiences offered by each program, the release said.

For more information about these internships, including online applications, visit the DEC website www.dec.ny.gov.

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