WaLIS Intern-Wastewater Ops

Location US-NY-Grahamsville
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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.


Working in Wastewater Operations, the selected candidate will serve as an Engineering Services Intern under the Technical Adviser for Process and the Engineer for Wastewater Operations.  The candidate will assist in collection system mapping, verification, and data structuring, field data acquisition, data entry into a GIS system, copying, indexing and keeping records of design and as-built drawings and specifications. The candidate will take hand notes and drawings and will use a computer to integrate field information into updates of existing reports and databases. The candidate will prepare reports, stressing any significant problems, and contribute to plans for resolution of those problems.  There will also be opportunities to shadow, assist and document collection system, visual, crawl camera, and smoke test inspections and repairs depending what issues arise.  We will also make time for the intern to shadow, assist and document other wastewater division construction and equipment replacement projects.  Selected candidate will be responsible for adhering to and complying with all environmental,

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


Assignment is located in Grahamsville or Kingston.


This is a paid position.


  • Student must currently be enrolled at a college/university at the undergraduate level majoring in engineering, planning, or environmental science or geology or hydrology with a minor or strong interest/background in engineering or environmental science. 
  • Student must have at least a sophomore class standing.
  • Student must have at least a 2.5GPA (on a 4.0 scale)


 Selection Criteria:

  • Skills and experience with GIS/GPS; College level coursework in science and engineering and         experience in CAD drawing a plus.
  • 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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