The Bureau of Public Affairs and Communication comprises several units that manage the public information functions of the Agency in New York City and its Watersheds. The Office of Education provides comprehensive, free educational programs and materials for youth and adults throughout New York City and the NYC Watersheds. Working under the supervision of the Deputy Director of Education, the Environmental Education Intern will research and create dynamic and engaging educational programs for a diverse audience, including students and teachers, about the New York City water supply and wastewater treatment systems, stormwater management initiatives, sound and noise in the environment, and stewardship activities.
The intern will maintain existing, and create new, partnerships with community and education organizations and will act as a resource for DEP employees and for New Yorkers interested in learning more about New York City’s water resources and other environmental topics. Specific responsibilities include researching, developing, and implementing education programs in classrooms and at the Visitor Center at Newtown Creek; working with and supporting teachers and non-formal educators; collecting information and maintaining a database and archives of education outreach and activities; updating education news and information for the DEP website; coordinating programming at the Visitor Center at Newtown Creek; assisting with the Trout in the Classroom Program; assessing program impacts; suggesting new opportunities and ideas to communicate DEP’s mission; helping to execute DEP’s Water Resources Art & Poetry contest; preparing written reports; and responding to telephone, email and written correspondence. Along with their resume, interested applicants should include a cover letter and a writing sample (300 words or longer).
Preferred Skills: Teaching or educational programming experience with a diverse audience (including children and adults); interest in environmental education; creativity and resourcefulness; excellent organizational skills
This is an unpaid position.
Student must currently be enrolled at a college/university at the undergraduate/graduate level.
student must have at least a 2.5GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
Student must have at least a junior class standing.
Strong writing skills; effective interpersonal skills; familiarity and/or experience with computers/software; leadership skills; self-motivation; and ability to work well with minimal supervision.