Recreation Program Intern

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 selected candidate will assist the City Land Stewardship’s Recreation Program team with developing site improvement designs for recreational facilities including boat storage areas, day use areas, and other locations in need of improvements for Americans with Disability Act accessibility and universal access. The DEP Recreation Program oversees the use of more than 130,000 acres of city owned land for fishing, boating, hiking, hunting, and other outdoor recreation activities. Working out of the NYC Bureau of Water Supply Office in Kingston, NY, the successful candidate will assist with the specific activities including universal access planning, site design for recreational and boating facilities, and computer-based design for recreational areas. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to participate in various outreach and education events and work with others in BWS to gain experience in natural resource and land management. The successful candidate will have an interest and career goals related to natural resource management, landscape architecture/ design, or environmental planning.


Knowledge of GIS and/or GPS mapping is a plus. Candidate should have experience with design software such as AutoCAD or Google Sketch-up. The 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 undergraduate level majoring in
  • 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.  Candidate should have experience with AutoCAD and/or Sketch-up. GIS, Adobe Suite & Office Suite is a plus.


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