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Internships

The Office of Sustainability has partnered with academic departments to provide internships for students.

Office of Sustainability:

Community and Public Service Program Internships
The Office of Sustainability is seeking a motivated and energetic interns to assist the Assistant Director in advancing sustainability initiatives at the University at Albany. If interested, please send a resume and letter of intent to Cassidy Drasser at gogreen@albany.edu

Interns are needed to fill the positions of:

  • Office Composting Coordinator - 35 Hours (1 credit*) for 2 hours each Friday during the semester to manage the Office Composting initiative.
  • Basketball Recycling Coordinator - 35 Hours (1 credit*) - Lead teams of student volunteers to coordinate fan recycling at home basketball games.
  • Trashion Fashion Coordinator - 35 Hours (1 credit*) - Help the Assistant Director of Sustainability plan the Trashion Fashion Show in April 2017.
  • G3 Intern - 60 hours (2 credits) - Assist the Director of Sustainability in evaluating and reporting out on the development of G3 Program participants.
  • NYCSHE Intern - 60 hours (2 credits) - Assist the Director of Sustainability in communications and website development for the statewide sustainability organization NYCSHE.

*We can combine any of the 1 credit internships if 2 or 3 credits are needed.

School of Computing and Information IST 668: Information Studies Internship
The student fulfilling this internship will serve as assistant webmaster to develop content and maintain the sustainability website. Interested students must meet the eligibility requirements and fill out an application with the Information Studies department.

Community:

Internships at Historic Albany Foundation

Students interested in any of Historic Albany’s internship opportunities should submit a resume to Cara Macri at cmacri@historic-albany.org.  While some work can be done at home, some work for each position may to be done during the work week onsite at the Albany County Hall of Records, other repositories, or Historic Albany Foundation. All positions can be full or part time.  Please specify how many hours you are interested in when applying.  Historic Albany requires a minimum of 2 hours per week, but does not require a number of weeks. Experience is not required, but is helpful. Please be aware, all internships are unpaid unless otherwise noted.

Plaque Program
As a part of Historic Albany’s plaque program, historic property owners can purchase a plaque and narrative history of their building.  The research conducted by interns is paid for in advance, requiring serious and timely efforts made to complete the work.

Students are asked to research 1-2 buildings per semester and draft a narrative history of the building.  Research includes maps, tax assessment rolls, deeds, city directories, building permits, etc. The narrative will tell the story of the building, who built it, for what purpose, how it grew or changed over time. This history will provide insight into the neighborhood and the lives of the people who developed it. The narrative and research will be used to create a plaque with the initial owner, architect or builder, and the date of construction. 

Requirements: Though experience researching historic properties is not necessary, a basic understanding of how primary historical research is conducted is a bonus.  Interns will receive training at beginning of internship and as needed.  They will be required to work independently with regular correspondence with the project supervisor.

Historic Walking Tour Development
Historic Albany is developing a new tour schedules with guidebooks for volunteer tour guides to follow during our summer Walkabout Wednesday tour series.  The series explores historic neighborhoods throughout Albany talking about their development and architectural character. 

Intern(s) would be responsible for creating 'guidebooks' for tour guides for 1-2 walking tours of historic neighborhoods based on existing research and previous tour materials.  The 'guidebooks' will follow a given template including photos and a map of the recommended route.  The guidebooks will be used by Historic Albany tour guides to give walking tours as a part of summer tour series and for special groups.  Interns may be tour guides for these tours if desired.  The tours will be given between May and September on Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Interns wishing to be tour guides as well will be required to participate in a one day training session. 

Requirements: Though experience researching historic properties is not necessary, a basic understanding of how primary historical research is conducted is a bonus.  Interns will receive training at beginning of internship and as needed.  They will be required to work independently with regular correspondence with the project supervisor.

 

Summer Internship with the Student Conservation Association
The SCA is working closely with the National Park Service and US Fish and Wildlife Service to develop expense-paid internships aimed at providing students with the mentorship and hands-on experience needed to build a career in the conservation field. Follow the above links to learn more about the internship.

SCA New York Parks Corps Internship
The New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is looking to hire an Environmental Education Team at the Thousand Island Regional Parks location. The expected dates of service are from January 23, 2017 to November 19, 2017. Visit their website for more information about the internship.

Post Landfill-Action Network Internships
PLAN is seeking student interns to work via satellite location.

  • Creative Social Media Intern: Build PLAN's social media presence, develop online campaigns, grow PLAN's social media following and stay current on waste issues. The start/end date of the internship is from February 1, 2017 - May 30, 2017. Visit their website for more information about their internship.
  • Philly Local Food Intern: Help plan the 4th Annual Students for Zero Waste Conference in Philadelphia, PA. As an intern, you are expected to help gather information on local food sources in Philadelphia, gain an understanding of large scale Zero Waste events, and initiate and establish contact with local food vendors. The start/end date of the internship is from February 1, 2017 - May 30, 2017. Learn more about the internship here.

Alliance for Clean Energy New York Clean Energy Fellow
ACE NY is seeking graduate student applicants for a Clean Energy Fellow during the summer of 2017. This is a full-time, seasonal, paid position. Applications should submit a resume and cover letter to Zack Dufresne at zdufresne@aceny.org. Please follow this link for a full description of the position.