communitydevelopmentinternship_cscsThe Syracuse University Center for Sustainable Community Solutions is accepting applications for paid internship opportunities involving local governments, technical service providers, and consulting firms to assist in community development projects. These projects may include: water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure management; municipal efficiency; smart growth; economic development; community planning; funding and financial services; environmental and mathematical computer modeling; and
community engagement.

About the Syracuse University Center for Sustainable Community Solutions
The Syracuse University Center for Sustainable Community Solutions (CSCS) facilitates the development of sustainable and resilient communities throughout US EPA Region 2 and across the US.

The CSCS enhances the administrative and financial capacities of state and local government officials, nonprofit organizations, and private sectors to make change toward improved environmental infrastructure and quality of life.

Internship Description
Staff of CSCS will match interns with municipalities, governments, consultants, or non-profits based on the needs of the host organizations and the skills and interests of the students. With support from CSCS staff and the host organizations, students will assist in projects related to policy, planning, and sustainability.

Projects may include but are not limited to themes such as:
• Community Resiliency and Climate Change
• Stormwater Management and Green Infrastructure
• Small Drinking Water System Assistance
• Rural Economic Development
• Quantifying Ecosystem Services
• Community Surveying and Mapping

This summer internship will span eight-weeks, with pre-departure meetings during the spring semester to equip interns with the tools needed to make the most of their internship and community engagement experience.

Qualifications and Application
Student should be an undergraduate or graduate student with coursework in a related area. Intern must have excellent oral and written communication skills. Intern must be willing to work on-site with the communities or non-profit groups.

To Apply  
Please email a cover letter detailing your interests, goals, and descriptions of relevant coursework and work experience, as well as a resume to Brad DeFrees at

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, February 15th, 2017


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