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Stream Monitoring and Assessment Summer Intern (ID: 108986) for Summer 2022


Dept of Environmental Conservation

425 Jordan Road
Troy , NY 12180
E-Mail: Meredith.Streeter@dec.ny.gov

Division/Unit: Water/Water Assessment & Management


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


School Affiliation


Proposal Information


* Collect benthic macroinvertebrates, fish (electrofishing with a backpack shocker), and/or diatoms from rivers and streams in multiple drainage basins of New York State
* Collect water samples for chemical analysis
* Collect physical and chemical parameters such as habitat assessment measurements, pebble counts, and field water quality parameters
* Process samples, including logging new samples, sorting and identification of benthic macroinvertebrates, splitting and shipping water samples, data entry including various types of field data
* Prepare field sampling equipment
* Calibrate and maintain multi-probe meters used for collection of field water quality parameters
* Prepare sections of water quality reports, such as species lists or maps
* 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



Collection of field water quality sample

Organized and thorough

Knowledge of freshwater ecosystems

Water quality monitoring projects

Boater Safety Certification


Internship Areas: Engineering, Environmental Conservation, Scientific Research

Logistical Information

Payment? Paid

Number of Hours: 30 or more

Location: Rensselaer

Number of Interns Needed: 1

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing Junior

Minimum Standing: Sophomore

Degree Concentrations: Engineering, Environmental Studies, Natural Science