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Department of Geography & Environmental Sustainability at SUNY Oneonta
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Dr. Wendy Lascell

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The Village of Delhi seeks a Waste Water Treatment Plant Intern for Fall 2016.

The student will gain experience in all aspects of the WWTP.   They will assist village employees in the following:
-communication with regulators, agencies, lab work, skim tanks, belt press, clean clarifiers, check chemical feed lines, monitor dissolved oxygen levels, clean sand filters, check tanks, assist in normal building and grounds maintenance.

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Environmental Sciences students often fulfill their CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE requirement by doing an internship. Students need to follow the College's policy on internships, which can be found by following this link.

Each Department maintains files on internship opportunities. See the Department Chair for further information.

To give you an idea of the variety of internships that students have done, look through this list:

Soil & WaterConservation Districts (Otsego, Greene, Delaware counties)

National Parks (Sequoia National Forest)

Environmental consulting firms (Long Island Analytical Laboratories Inc)

Land trusts (Peconic Land Trust)


Environmental Education Intern

Otsego County Conservation Association is seeking an Environmental Education Intern for the summer of 2016. The Environmental Education Intern will assist in a broad range of tasks supporting OCCA in its mission of protecting, preserving and enhancing the natural environment, with a specific emphasis on public education. Some weekend work is required mid-May through mid-August.

Qualifications: Applicant must have a valid NYS driver’s license, excellent verbal and written skills, and experience handling canoes and leading groups in outdoor activities. Ability to work unsupervised. Reliable form of transportation required.

Apply via website,, or send a cover and resume to Jeff O’Handley, Program Director, Otsego County Conservation Association, PO Box 931, Cooperstown, NY 13326, or via e-mail to

For a full description of the internship please click here.


The Career Development Center is now accepting applications for the Helen & Michael Casper Fellowship for internship support for spring 2016.  This fellowship is open to all students and the goal is to provide a meaningful difference for students who wish to participate in internship opportunities.

Created through charitable gifts by 1975 SUNY Oneonta graduate Andrea Casper in honor and memory of her parents, the Helen & Michael Casper Fellowship for Internship Support is intended to help make internship experiences accessible for more SUNY Oneonta students.

For more information click here.


The NYS DOS Office of Planning and Development is looking for a GIS intern to work on a Statewide Shoreline Characterization project. Posting details and link below in case anyone is interested or knows anyone who may fit the bill.

The Office of Planning and Development increases resilience and sustainable growth of New York communities by advancing progressive land use solutions and community-based development. This is accomplished through partnerships with community-based organizations, academia, governments including development, natural resource and social service agencies and other stakeholders.

(This project supports DOS in analyzing, synthesizing, and standardizing data and information critical to development of community risk assessments and resilience plans)

Intern would:

  • Assess existing regional shoreline characterization inventories for New York’s Great Lakes, Hudson River and the maritime coast (NOAA’s Environmental Sensitivity Index - ESI) to determine feasibility of combining inventories into one standard comprehensive statewide GIS coverage.
  • Identify least common denominator of attribute fields across the disparate shoreline inventories.
  • Synthesize shoreline inventories into one statewide GIS coverage with attribute fields common to all inventories.
  • Identify reaches of shoreline not covered by existing inventories.
  • Acquire imagery or identify open source method necessary to fill in gaps in statewide shoreline characterization. Create data to complete the statewide shoreline characterization dataset.
  • Prepare metadata for statewide shoreline characterization dataset.

  • Required Skills:
    • GIS – ability to create, manipulate, and analyze geospatial data; strong cartography skills; knowledge of metadata standards and ability to generate FGDC/ISO compliant metadata; proficiency with ArcGIS products; ability to interpret aerial photography and remote sensing a plus.
    • Research/analytical skills: Ability to gather data, research independently, coordinate with stakeholders to collect data, potential for field work, and possession of strong analytical skills.

    • Advanced undergraduate or graduate student
    • Relevant majors: environmental science, natural resources, geology, biology/ecology, geography, and other applied science fields
    • Relevant coursework: Geomorphology (coastal landforms/processes emphasis a plus), physical geography, Geographic Information Systems, remote sensing, coastal management, ecology (wetland or coastal ecology a plus), geological processes

Brooklyn Borough Presidents Office
Brooklyn, NY

  • Cartography, Topography Analysis
  • Lower East Side Ecology Center
    Brooklyn, NY

  • Eco-Business Intern
  • Biological Field Station
    Cooperstown, NY

  • Unadilla River Pearly Mussel Survey
  • Otsego County Conservation Association (OCCA)
    Cooperstown, NY

  • GIS and Research Coordinator for Sustainable Development in Cooperstown
  • Research Coordinator for Sustainable Development in Cooperstown
  • Otsego County Department of Planning and Solid Waste
    Cooperstown, NY

  • County Planning and Solid Waste Intern
  • Environmental Planning
  • GIS Planning Coordinator
  • Intern County Planner
  • National Gas Drilling in Otsego Co.:  It’s effects on Water Quality & Road Preservation
  • Otsego County IT (GIS) Department
    Cooperstown, NY

  • Local Government GIS Applications
  • Otsego Lake Watershed
    Cooperstown, NY

  • Water Quality Analysis
  • Otsego Soil & Water Conservation District
    Cooperstown, NY

  • Conservation Projects – Hydro seeding/Water stream Sampling
  • Soil & Water Conservation Intern
  • Delaware County Department of Planning
    Delhi, NY

  • Geographic Internship in County Planning
  • Town of Dryden Zoning Department
    Dryden, NY

  • Geographic Internship in GIS
  • Dewitt Conservation Commission
    East Syracuse, NY

  • Natural Resource Inventory
  • Continental Village Water District
    Garrison, NY

  • Water Treatment in the Town of Cortland
  • Lake George Association
    Lake George, NY

  • Environmental Education Intern
  • Airtek Environmental Corp.
    Long Island City, NY

  • Field work, sample collection, clerical work
  • Student Conservation Association – Hudson Valley Corps.
    New Paltz, NY

    Chenango County Department of Planning and Development
    Norwich, NY

  • County Planning
  • Headwaters Youth Conservation Corps at The Place
    Norwich, NY

  • Environmental Conservation
  • Facilities Planning Office
    SUNY Oneonta, NY

  • SUNY Oneonta Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory
  • Office of Campus Life
    SUNY Oneonta, NY

  • Public Relations Greek Internship
  • Physical Education Department
    SUNY Oneonta, NY

  • GIS Maps of Area Trails for Biking & Hiking
  • Oswego County Planning Department
    Oswego, NY

  • GIS Specialist Intern
  • Environmental Assessment and Remediation Corporation
    Patchogue, NY

  • Groundwater Remediation
  • Department of Environmental Resources
    Pomona, NY

  • Environmental Planning
  • NYSDEC Rogers Environmental and Educational Center
    Sherburne, NY

  • Naturalist Internship, Environmental Education
  • Hydro Environmental Solutions (HES)
    Somers, NY

  • Hydrology Planning
  • NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
    Stamford, NY

  • Environmental Conservation: Bald Eagle and Canadian Geese
  • Environmental Science & Planning Internship
  • Delaware County Soil and Water Conservation District
    Walton, NY

  • Database collection for agricultural program in the NYC Watershed
  • Suffolk County Environmental Stewardship
    West Sayville, NY

  • Piping Plover Recovery
  • Dvirka and Bartilucci Consulting Engineers
    Woodbury, NY

  • Water Resources
  • Installation and servicing environmental remediation system
  • Suffolk County Public Works – Hwy Division – Hwy Design
    Yaphank, NY

  • Storm Water Management

  • Out of State

    The Discovery Center
    Wesport, CT

  • E Coli and Hypoxia Investigation
  • Big Hole National Battlefield
    Wisdom, MT

  • Historical Interpretation