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Climate Change Internship (Adaptation) (ID: 108971) for Summer 2022


Dept of Environmental Conservation

625 Broadway
Albany , NY 12233
E-Mail: leo.bachinger@dec.ny.gov

Division/Unit: Executive/Office of Climate Change


Web Site: www.dec.ny.gov(New Window)


Proposal Information


Interns will be focused on climate change adaptation impact analysis and community engagement, which may include any of the following tasks: collation of qualitative and quantitative data, development of indicators and metrics, data analysis including GIS, some limited qualitative research (social science interviews) possible, research and development of community engagement processes and models, integration of qualitative and quantitative data, equity and justice analysis of climate adaptation practices and policy.

Internship positions require excellent computer (digital media), communication, writing, research, and interpersonal skills, and ability to work independently in an office setting. Students with backgrounds in the social sciences, environmental studies, climate science, public policy, public administration or related fields are preferred. The Office of Climate Change is located in downtown Albany, and operates during normal business hours, Monday through Friday. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30-4:45. Climate change interns are currently working remotely.



Research, literature reviews

Writing, Social Science methods

Policy analysis, GIS

Able to work independently

Database management


Internship Areas: Environmental Conservation, Information Technology, Planning/Analysis/Research, Public Policy

Logistical Information

Payment? Unpaid

Number of Hours: 10 - 19

Location: Albany

Number of Interns Needed: 1

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing Graduate Student

Minimum Standing: Junior

Degree Concentrations: Environmental Studies, Information Technology, Public Administration, Social Science