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Geography Department at SUNY Oneonta
317 Milne Library
(607) 436-3459

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Geography is the study of people, place, and the environment.  Geographers examine the spatial organization of natural processes and human activities and the relationships that form between people and their environment.  Maps and geospatial technologies are fundamental tools of the discipline. Our mission is to prepare students with a well-rounded perspective of geographic knowledge and skills that will permit them to interpret social, physical, and environmental influences at local, regional, and global scales.  We enable our students to become globally capable and environmentally aware. Student interests are paramount, as we strive for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.


The Otsego County Conservation Association (OCCA) is pleased to announce an internship opportunity for its Environmental Planning Program. The position is approximately 8 hours per week for 15 weeks/fall semester and includes a $1,000.00 stipend. The ideal candidate will have a strong working knowledge and application experience of ArcView GIS; have basic knowledge of municipal land use planning in New York; possess a willingness to learn and an appreciation for the Otsego County region. Duties include: the production of maps to support the Circuit Rider Planner Program and other OCCA initiatives; development of GIS data layers through NYS GIS Clearinghouse; hands-on tasks in support of deliverables related to town and village planning and/ or environmental projects and policies related to the protection of and education on the county’s unique resources. The intern will work in close cooperation with the Environmental Planner. Work to be completed both on and off site (the OCCA office is in Springfield, NY.) Interested candidates should send a letter/e-mail of interest with resume’ to Darla Youngs, Executive Director,

Cleaner Greener Communities Opportunity

We are working on the first phase of the 'Cleaner—Greener Communities' grant as part of the 6-County Mohawk Valley Region (refer to for more information on the project).