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Citizen Statewide Lake Assessment Program (CSLAP) (ID: 108983) for Summer 2022


Dept of Environmental Conservation

625 Broadway
Albany , NY 12233
E-Mail: stephanie.june@dec.ny.gov
Phone: (518) 402-9255

Division/Unit: Water/Lake Monitoring & Assessment


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


School Affiliation


Proposal Information


This position will fulfill field water quality sampling and sample audit needs for the NYSDEC's Lake Monitoring and Assessment Section, Citizen Statewide Lake Assessment Program (CSLAP), Albany, NY.
* Report to DEC Central Office in Albany, NY or agreed upon satellite office for training and office work. Alternate arrangements are possible for days when field sampling is scheduled in regions other than Albany.
* Conduct on-site audits of trained sampling volunteers from the New York Citizens Statewide Lake Assessment Program (CSLAP)
* Complete audit checklist and instruct sampling volunteer in proper sampling techniques as appropriate
* Conduct quality assurance sampling at audited CSLAP lakes, using the equipment and boats provided by the trained CSLAP volunteer
* Collect depth profiles using multi-meters provided by SUNY ESF or NYSDEC
* Collect additional field information, including documentation of the presence of AIS or HABs, using standardized forms and sampling procedures provided by NYSDEC
* Provide additional training as appropriate to CSLAP volunteers, including the use of the NYSDEC on-line data entry program and other procedures outlined in the CSLAP sampling protocol
* Summarize any lake observations in a report issued to NYSDEC, including presence of harmful algae blooms and invasive species
* Enter into the NYSDEC database the field data provided to NYS Federation of Lake Associations (NYSFOLA) by the CSLAP sampling volunteers for lakes with no sampler data entry. 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.
* Position involves travel and possible weekend scheduling
* Conduct oneself in a professional manner that reflects positively on SUNY ESF and NYSDEC.



MS Office & Excel

Collecting field water quality samples

Organized and thorough

Knowledge of freshwater lake ecosystems

knowledge of water quality monitoring


Internship Areas: Environmental Conservation, Scientific Research

Logistical Information

Payment? Paid

Number of Hours: 30 or more

Location: Albany

Number of Interns Needed: 1

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing Junior

Minimum Standing: Sophomore

Degree Concentrations: Environmental Studies, Natural Science