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CSLAP-Office Technician Interns (ID: 109887) for Summer 2024


Dept of Environmental Conservation

224 Midler Park Drive
Syracuse , NY 13204
E-Mail: Alene.onion@dec.ny.gov

Division/Unit: Water


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


School Affiliation

State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Proposal Information


This position will fulfill office and laboratory water quality program needs for the NYSDEC's Lake Monitoring and Assessment Section, Citizen Statewide Lake Assessment Program (CSLAP) in partnership with the NY Federation of Lake Associations (NYSFOLA) and the Upstate Freshwater Institute in Syracuse, NY.
* Conduct all work at Upstate Freshwater Institute (UFI) in Syracuse and/or the NY Federation of Lake Associations (NYSFOLA) office in Lafayette.
* Enter CSLAP field data into the NYSFOLA database.
* Assist Upstate Freshwater Institute (UFI) in sample processing, sample accessioning and check in, data entry, and other laboratory and database procedures to facilitate CSLAP activities
* Support transport of CSLAP sampling supplies, including paperwork, sample kits, and instructional materials.
* Contact CSLAP samplers for follow up on QA issues identified by NYSFOLA and Upstate Freshwater Institute (UFI)
* Assist NYSDEC staff in conducting CSLAP audits in select Finger Lakes.
* 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.



MS Office, including MS Excel

Collecting field water quality samples

Organized and thorough

Knowledge of freshwater lake ecosystems

Experience working on water quality


Internship Areas: Engineering, Environmental Conservation, Scientific Research

Logistical Information

Payment? Paid

Number of Hours: 30 or more

Location: Onondaga

Number of Interns Needed: 1

Desired Candidate Profile

Preferred Standing Junior

Minimum Standing: Sophomore

Degree Concentrations: Environmental Studies, Natural Science