Sustainability Intern

Location US-Lefrak, 5th Floor
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The Bureau of Engineering, Design and Construction (BEDC) is responsible for the design and construction of major water-related capital projects. The Bureau’s projects focus on maintaining the continued delivery of high quality drinking water and upgrading the 14 wastewater plants located throughout the City to improve water quality and comply with new rules and regulations.


As a part of our Sustainability Division, the successful candidate will ensure that Capital Program projects are in line with Agency goals for energy conservation, emissions reduction, climate change adaptation, waste reduction, water conservation and material selection; conduct regulatory and material research related to design and construction projects, track sustainability metrics, review of design and construction documents, contract specifications, regulatory guidance documents, and source regulations. This position requires work with a variety of project stakeholders including engineers, architects, operators, community boards and urban planners where excellent communication and client service skills are required. The candidate will also attend and coordinate meetings with Bureau project teams as well as local, state and federal environmental regulatory agencies and other meetings relevant to advancing Sustainability objectives. 


Preferred coursework: Sustainable Planning, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Project Management, Green Infrastructure, Climate Science.  


This is a paid position.


  • Student must currently be enrolled at a college/university at the undergraduate level majoring in civil engineering, environmental engineering, Environmental Science, or Environmental Studies. 
  • Student must have at least a 2.5GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Student must have at least a junior class standing 


Selection Criteria:

  • 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. 


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