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State Land Planning Student Assistant/Intern (ID: 109441) for Summer 2023


Adirondack Park Agency

1133 NY Route 86
Ray Brook , NY 12977
E-Mail: HumanResources@apa.ny.gov
Phone: (518) 891-4050

Division/Unit: Planning Division


Web Site: http://www.apa.ny.gov(New Window)


Proposal Information


Description: The student assistant/intern will work collaboratively with other members of other divisions within the Agency, and other state entities to undertake land use planning efforts for the ~3 million acres of state land within the Park. This position will include involvement in the development of Forest Preserve policy and guidance to inform management of state lands. The intern's duties will include, but are not limited to the following:

* Assisting with the classification of state land acquisitions in accordance with the Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Amending the SLMP
* Consultation with the Department of Environmental Conservation and other state entities for projects on state lands
* Field GPS data collection
* Managing GIS data

* Experience with Microsoft Office
* Interpersonal and communication skills
* Analytical and evaluative skills including analyzing and interpreting laws and regulations
* Comfort with field work in remote locations, including navigating varied terrain
* Experience with geographic information systems (GIS)
* An interest in and familiarity with the Adirondack Park

Internship Areas: Environmental Conservation, Recreation Planning and Management, Planning/Analysis/Research, Public Policy, GIS

Number of Hours: 30 to 37.5 hours/week
Expected Dates: June 5, 2023 - August 25, 2023 (some flexibility)
Location: Ray Brook - Working from the Agency's Ray Brook office is required. The position allows for minimal remote work opportunities.

Preferred Standing: Senior
Minimum Standing: Junior
Degree Concentrations: land use planning (local or regional); environmental law and/or policy; environmental science; conservation biology; ecology; recreation management; water resource management; or environmental engineering.

About the Agency: The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) was created in 1971 by the New York State Legislature to develop long-range land use plans for both public and private lands within the boundary of the Park. The Agency, in partnership with the Department of Environmental Conservation, is responsible for long-range planning and the establishment of basic policy for the ~3 million acres of state land in the Park.



Experience in Microsoft Excel

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

Analytical/evaluative skills laws/regs

Field Work/Remote Locations

Exp. with Geographic Information Systems


Internship Areas: Environmental Conservation, Information Technology, Planning/Analysis/Research, Public Policy

Logistical Information

Payment? Paid

Number of Hours: 30 or more

Location: Essex

Number of Interns Needed: 1

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing Senior

Minimum Standing: Junior

Degree Concentrations: Environmental Studies, Information Technology, Natural Science, Public Administration, Recreational Studies