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Finger Lakes Watershed Hub Field Assistance (ID: 108982) for Summer 2022


Dept of Environmental Conservation

615 Erie Blvd West
Syracuse , NY 13204
E-Mail: Lewis.mccaffrey@dec.ny.gov

Division/Unit: Water/Water Assessment & Management


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


School Affiliation


Proposal Information


* Coordinate field sampling events for the Finger Lakes Watershed Hub's water quality analysis of the Finger Lakes.
* Field collect associated samples, such as water samples for chemical analysis.
* Field collect physical and chemical parameters such as lake profiles, habitat assessment measurements, pebble counts, and field water quality parameters.
* Process samples, including logging new samples, sorting and identification of benthic macroinvertebrates, data entry including various types of field data.
* Prepare field sampling equipment prior to field work.
* Prepare sections of water quality reports, such as species lists or maps.
* Assist Finger Lakes Watershed Hub staff in formatting data according to NYSDEC requirements.
* Perform administrative tasks in support of the Finger Lakes Watershed Hub and Division of Water.
* Complete other tasks which may align with the general thrust of the project.
* Complete a short report (2-4 pages) about their experience that can help guide others in pursuit of a meaningful internship as well as help NYSDEC evaluate its intern program.
* Conduct oneself in a professional manner that reflects positively on SUNY ESF and NYSDEC.

Desired Skills:

* Experience in MS Office, including MS Excel
* Experience with R-Studio and/or Visual Studio Code
* Experience collecting field water quality samples
* Organized and thorough
* Knowledge of freshwater ecosystems, including identification of biological samples
* Knowledge or experience working on water quality monitoring projects
* Boater's safety certification



MS Office & Excel

R-Studio and/or Visual Studio Code

Collecting field water quality samples

Organized and thorough

knowledge of freshwater ecosystems


Internship Areas: Environmental Conservation, Scientific Research

Logistical Information

Payment? Paid

Number of Hours: 30 or more

Location: Onondaga

Number of Interns Needed: 1

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing Junior

Minimum Standing: Sophomore

Degree Concentrations: Engineering, Environmental Studies, Natural Science, Physical Science