DEC offering internships to area college students

ALBANY — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is encouraging students who have completed at least two years of college to apply for summer job opportunities through DEC’s annual internship program.

The program offers multiple part-time unpaid internships in engineering, science, planning, sustainability, law, community outreach, social media and more.

“DEC’s summer internship program connects the Capital Region’s college students with opportunities to learn about future careers and garner professional experience,” DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos said. “By working closely with DEC’s engineers, scientists and other professionals, we hope that our interns are inspired to protect New York’s public health and the environment as the next generation of conservationists and dedicated public servants.”

Candidates must submit applications by April 20. Most of the internships are located at DEC’s downtown Albany office. Prospective interns are encouraged to read the qualifications for each job to determine whether they meet the requirements before submitting an application.

Those accepted into the six-week summer internship program will have the chance to work alongside a team of trained and skilled DEC employees who regulate and manage New York state natural resources and the environment. Placements are made within one of DEC’s divisions, and interns will be assigned to specific program areas such as public lands, air or water quality, fiscal and personnel management, legal counsel, or environmental education. Every effort is made to match the intern’s career interests, experience and field of study with the needs of and experiences offered by each program. For more information about the internships, including online applications, visit DEC’s website.

By Patricia Older

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