Brownfield Opportunity Area Internship with Department of State

Background: The Brownfield Opportunity Areas (BOA) Program provides resources to New York communities to establish effective revitalization strategies that return dormant and blighted parcels into productive, catalytic properties. Our goal is to work in partnership with local communities and organizations to develop and realize a community vision for redevelopment and community revitalization. Job duties: The BOA intern will support BOA program staff and may be assigned to the following tasks, depending on program needs and candidate's interests and abilities: * Research and develop case studies for BOA-funded projects * Research and compile an e-newsletter to disseminate funding opportunities, news articles and policy updates related to redevelopment of brownfields to BOA stakeholders * Compile a database of strategic sites (key developable sites identified in BOA plans) * Provide assistance as needed to BOA program staff to review community plans and other BOA grantee submissions * Conduct basic office functions as needed, such as data entry, file management, and customer service

Schedule: Hours are flexible with a minimum of 10 hours a week Qualifications: The ideal candidate is a senior in college or graduate student in Urban Planning, Public Policy, or a related field, and a strong interest in economic and community development.

Skills:

Strong research & analytical skills

Excellent writing skills

Interpersonal & communication skills

Ability to work independently

Internship Areas: Communications/Public Relations, Economic Development, Planning/Analysis/Research, Public Policy

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