Senator Addabbo encourages college students to apply for internships with Department of Environmental Protection

Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.

April 11, 2023

If you are an undergraduate or graduate student, State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. wants you to know about great internship opportunities with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP).

DEP is offering paid and unpaid undergraduate and graduate internships all year-round in a variety of fields during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. The internships are available across all five boroughs of the city, with many right here in Queens. Internship opportunities range from in-office work like the Commissioner’s Office Intern position and the Borough Office Clerical Intern position, as well as field work including positions like the Water Quality Field Intern, Water Treatment Operations Engineering Intern, and Aquatics Vegetation Analysis Intern.

“Internships are a great way for young people to experience what a job in their chosen field might be like. They can gain valuable experience, work with industry professionals, and even get paid,” Addabbo said. “I encourage all students interested in working to help ensure that our environment is healthy to look into an internship position with DEP. There are a lot of amazing opportunities available!”

Students that are interested in a position should apply as soon as possible, as applications are often reviewed on a rolling basis.

To view the full list of available internships and access the Internship Opportunities Frequently Asked Questions page, visit