Water Quality Science & Research Intern (Data Visualization & Data Analysis)

Location US-NY-Kingston
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The Bureau of Water Supply manages, operates and protects New York City's upstate water supply system to ensure

the delivery of a sufficient quantity of high quality drinking water. The Bureau is also responsible for the overall management and

implementation of the provisions of the City's $1.5 billion Watershed Protection Program and for ensuring the City's compliance with the provisions of the Filtration Avoidance Determination.

The Water Quality Program Evaluation and Planning group in the Bureau of Water Supply’s Kingston office

compiles data to assess water quality status and long-term trends.


The intern would work with water quality data and related literature to support the agency in meeting water quality assessment and reporting objectives.

This may include data visualization of water quality trends over time, comparisons of results based on different analytical techniques (e.g. sensor data vs. lab data),

and working with data from DEP’s Robotic Monitoring Program.  Candidate will be responsible for adhering to and complying with all environmental,

health and safety laws, Agency policies, rules, and regulations. 


This is a paid position.


  • Student must currently be enrolled at a college/university at the graduate level.
  • Student must have at least a junior class standing. 
  • Student must have at least a 2.5GPA (on a 4.0 scale)


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.  The candidate should have excellent computer knowledge and proficiency with MS Office products, and Excel in particular.  Experience with statistical software, e.g. R software  for statistical computing and graphics.  Must be able to work independently and verbally communicate with scientists.


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