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OPDCI Intern (ID: 109242) for Spring 2023


Department of State

99 Washington Avenue
Albany , NY 12231
E-Mail: HRM.Recruitment@dos.ny.gov
Phone: (518) 474-2752

Division/Unit: OPDCI


Proposal Information


Interns will with the direct support and guidance of senior staff assist with a variety of program areas including Brownfield Opportunity Area program (BOA), Downtown Revitalization initiative (DRI), Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) and Geographic Information System Gateway program (GIS):

* Assist staff to show success of programs through outcome reports and using mapping tools to identity communities to target for program outreach, marketing and engagement;
* Help track progress of projects and programs through creating a list of completed statewide projects in all program areas with accomplishment/assessment determination where feasible;
* Work with program and GIS staff to update datapoints and database content on our GIS Gateway system;
* Assist staff with reviewing policy, procedural, or supplemental guidance documents, including materials in the public purview (website, GIS, etc.) and focus areas to publicize on-going initiatives across the OPDCI program portfolio;
* Help craft public outreach materials and keep our website information current;
* Help identify potential trends and patterns in program utilization.
* Assist the Director of Planning and Development and/or the Deputy Secretary of State with research and writing projects;
* Develop relationships with DOS staff, local government officials and other agency personnel, learn about local government/state relations, and come away with a better understanding of State operations.



Strong research and analytical skills

Excellent writing skills

MS Office experience Excel/Word/PP

ESRI/ArcGIS/Arcmap/ArcGIS experience

Ability to work independently


Internship Areas: Economic Development, Environmental Conservation, Planning/Analysis/Research, Public Policy

Logistical Information

Payment? Paid

Number of Hours: 20 - 30

Location: Albany

Number of Interns Needed: 2

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing Graduate Student

Minimum Standing: Junior

Degree Concentrations: Business Administration, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Information Technology, Legal Studies, Natural Science, Public Administration, Public Health