NRD Community Supplies Intern

Location US-NY-Grahamsville
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The Bureau of Water Supply manages, operates and protects New York City's water supply system to ensure the delivery of high quality drinking water to NYC and more than 50 communities north of NYC.

Working in the Division of Natural Resources, Community Water Section, under general supervision, the selected candidate will learn about the Bureau's methods for managing community water supply connections.

These are independent water utilities that purchase water from the city to supply locally.


The internship will provide a variety of experiences related to day to day tasks of full time engineers, project managers, and analysts.

In addition the internship provides the student with an opportunity to dive deep on one or more of several projects where they will be considered the project lead.

These projects include:

1) Continuing configuration of the work units “Aquairus” water consumption database.

2) Producing an Engineer’s report of community water storage tanks and alternate supplies.

This project focuses on mapping and hydraulic analysis.

3) Establishing preliminary methods for assessing condition and hydraulic optimization of venturi metering devices.

4) Compiling connection location, asset, permitting and agreement details into “Facility Plan” documents.

5) Compiling water system consumption data with system details for a M36 AWWA water loss control audit.

Students will spend approximately 20% of their time conducting field reconnaissance at aqueduct connection locations.

Support work for the program the intern can expect to be involved with includes information gathering for record drawing

production, meter inspections, and overseeing calibration tests. Students will have the opportunity to

participate in design review of proposed water supply connections and interconnections.

Students will be required to wear sturdy footwear and other personal protective equipment when conducting field work.

Interns will be responsible for adhering to and complying with all environmental, health and safety laws,

Agency policies, rules, and regulations. Assignment is located in Sullivan County NY without ready

access to mass transit options.


This is a paid position.


  • Student must currently be enrolled at a college/university at the undergraduate level majoring in and college coursework should include physical sciences, engineering, planning, and/or information management.  Knowledge of computer databases, water distribution systems and/or hydraulic principles are desired.
  • Student must have at least a 2.5GPA (on a 4.0 scale)


Selection Criteria:

  • Student should have database experience, be able to read engineering plans and maps, GIS and data management skills.
  • The candidate will be selected on the basis of demonstrated experience (paid or project work).
  • 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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