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Rainwater Harvesting Internship available Summer 2006

  • Subject: [cg] Rainwater Harvesting Internship available Summer 2006
  • From: "Lenny Librizzi" llibrizzi@cenyc.org
  • Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2006 12:07:50 -0500

Council of the Environment of New York City
Summer Internship Available

Rainwater Harvesting Project Internship

Qualifications:College student, interest or background in environmental issues
especially water issues, urban planning or urban horticulture, willing to work outdoors,
computer proficient

Job Description:The Council on the Environment of New York City (CENYC), is a
privately funded citizens' organization in the Office of the Mayor. CENYC promotes
environmental awareness and solutions to environmental problems. Since 2002, CENYC,
along with the Water Resources Group (WRG), has promoted sustainable water practices in
New York Citybs community gardens and green spaces. WRG teaches water conservation
practices and helps gardeners understand NYCbs drought restrictions. To date WRG has
helped build 27 Rainwater Harvesting (RWH) demonstration systems in community gardens in
all 5 boroughs.

Under the guidance and supervision of CENYCbs RWH team, intern will meet with community
gardening groups, plan, organize, promote and teach workshops to community gardeners and
neighborhood residents on planting and watering techniques to reduce water needs
including information on rainwater harvesting, NYC DEP drought restrictions, combined-
sewer overflow(CSO) problems, strategies for promoting residential and commercial water conservation, and other water conservation initiatives in NYC and nationally.

Intern will also assist project manager in evaluating, monitoring, building and
maintaining systems, developing workshop materials, researching new materials for RWH
systems and preparing reports and distributing information through networks including:
environmental educators, environmental organizations, community gardeners, and community
garden professionals and organizations both locally and nationally via listservs,
websites and newsletters.
CENYC is an equal opportunity employer.

Schedule:30 hours per week including evenings and weekends for 10 weeks,
June 5th to August 12th 2006,

To apply: Send cover letter and resume (e-mail preferred) by April 28, 2006 to:

Lenny Librizzi
Council on the Environment of New York City (CENYC)
51 Chambers Street room 228
New York, New York 10007
212-788-7927 phone
212-788-7913 fax

Salary:$3500 for the internship

Council on the Environment of New York City (CENYC)
51 Chambers Street room 228
New York, New York 10007
212-788-7927 phone
212-788-7913 fax

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