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NYC Environmental Justice Internship (ID: 109869) for Summer 2024


Dept of Environmental Conservation

47-40 21st Street
Long Island City , NY 11101
E-Mail: r2recruitment@dec.ny.gov

Division/Unit: Regional Administration


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


Proposal Information


Duties will include, but not limited to:
- Working with permitting staff, law enforcement and environmental policy professionals on environmental concerns in NYC.
- Help develop policy materials and attend stakeholder meetings.
- Learn about Environmental Justice concerns in NYC.
- Learn about existing compliance inspections.
- Observe the enforcement of environmental laws with uniformed officers and criminal investigation staff.
- Review and update existing community database.
All of our interns will also have the opportunity to attend educational seminars and field trips to key environmental sites around NYC. We work with city, federal and private partners throughout the summer and provide networking opportunities for young environmental professionals. Students can work remotely and will be expected to work in our Long Island City, Queens office at least part time.



Research and communication

Environmental Justice familiarity

Ability to follow instructions


Internship Areas: Communications/Public Relations, Criminal Justice/Corrections, Environmental Conservation, Policy Enforcement

Logistical Information

Payment? Paid

Number of Hours: 20 - 30

Location: Queens

Number of Interns Needed: 1

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing Sophomore

Minimum Standing: Sophomore

Degree Concentrations: Communication Studies, Criminal Justice/Homeland Security, Cultural Studies, Education Studies, Environmental Studies, Legal Studies, Liberal Arts, Natural Science, Public Administration, Recreational Studies, Social Science