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Food Waste & Compost Program Assistant - Remote (ID: 109119) for Fall 2022


Dept of Environmental Conservation

625 Broadway
Albany , NY 12233
E-Mail: kristine.ellsworth@dec.ny.gov

Division/Unit: DMM


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


Proposal Information


The Food Waste & Compost Program Assistant will assist the Organics Reduction and Recycling section. Potential tasks include, but are not limited to:
* Assisting with a statewide biosolids management survey. Tasks include inputting and analyzing data on biosolids management at water resource recovery facilities from across the State.
* Developing regulatory guidance documents related to organics recycling facility regulations (e.g. food scraps drop-off programs, food scraps composting facilities, etc.)
* Developing a survey for local governments to identify how DEC can best assist them in developing or expanding food scraps recycling programs (food scraps drop-off sites, food scraps composting facility, etc.)

Background Information:
The Organics Reduction & Recycling section works to divert organics (food waste, yard waste, biosolids, etc.) away from landfills and instead to beneficial use. They accomplish this through
- Regulatory oversight and technical assistance of organics recycling facilities (composting, anaerobic digestion, land application etc.)
- Policy (NYS Food Donation & Food Scraps Recycling Law)
- Development of funding programs
- Outreach and education

This is a remote internship from September 21, 2022 - December 2, 2022 (start date, end date, and hours required are flexible). Typical work hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 - 4:30pm. Required hours should be completed during that time. Must have a computer/laptop to work remotely.





Data Analysis


Internship Areas: Engineering, Environmental Conservation, Planning/Analysis/Research, Scientific Research

Logistical Information

Payment? Unpaid

Number of Hours: 10 - 19

Location: Albany

Number of Interns Needed: 1

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing Junior

Minimum Standing: Sophomore

Degree Concentrations: Engineering, Environmental Studies, Natural Science, Public Administration, Social Science