The Bureau of Public Affairs and Communication comprises several units that manage the public information functions of the Agency in New York City and the New York City watersheds. The Office of Education provides free, comprehensive education programs and materials for youth and adults throughout New York City and the New York City 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 of students and teachers about New York City’s drinking water supply, wastewater treatment, stormwater management, sound and noise awareness, climate change and stewardship activities. The intern will maintain existing, and create new, partnerships with community and education organizations, as well as act as a resource for DEP employees and New Yorkers interested in learning more about New York City’s water resources. 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 of education outreach and activities; updating education news and information for the DEP website; 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 annual 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).
Teaching or educational programming experience with a diverse audience (including children and adults); interest in environmental education; creativity and resourcefulness; excellent organizational skills.
Additional Information: Interested applicants please submit your resume, cover letter and a writing sample (300 words or longer).
This is an unpaid position.
Student must currently be enrolled at a college/university at the undergraduate/graduated level.
student must have at least a 2.5GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
Excellent public speaking and writing skills; effective interpersonal skills; familiarity and/or experience with computers/software; leadership skills; self-motivation; and ability to work well with minimal supervision.