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Posted: Sunday, October 23, 2016 12:08 AM


The Waterfront Alliance is an alliance of more than 900 organizations with ties to our regional waterways. Together we are working to transform the waters of the New York and New Jersey harbor and waterfront into clean and accessible places to live, work, and play, with inviting parks, dependable jobs, and reliable, eco-friendly transportation for all. Our mission is to protect, transform, and revitalize our harbor and waterfront. As we prepare to commemorate our 10th anniversary as an independent civic organization, we will for first time create a harbor-wide assessment—a report card—of how well our harbor is performing, and what needs the most improvement.

We seek a policy and research intern to assist in the research and preparation of that report card, which will measure:

An OPEN Harbor: How many communities in our region allow for real connections to the water—defined as the ability to get from the water to the land and the land to the water for vessels of many varieties—for active engagement at the shoreline for education and recreation?
A HEALTHY Harbor: How clean are our waterways, and how much progress are we making toward minimizing billions of gallons of stormwater and combined sewer discharges? What ecological and social benefits can our restoration goals provide?
A STRONG Harbor: How prepared are we for climate change, with more intense storms and sea level rise projected for the next century? How many lives and vital systems, and how much economic activity, will be protected from the next 100-year storm given current plans and projects?

This position offers an enriching and rewarding opportunity to work with a small and dedicated team to convey in clear and concise terms what opportunities and challenges our harbor and waterways pose for the coming decades.

The position requires a minimum commitment of 15 hours a week (we will work with the candidate to establish a regular schedule) and at least a three month commitment, with option to extend. This is an ideal position for an undergraduate or graduate student who can commit to a semester or a recent graduate looking to gain more experience. A modest stipend is provided to help defray transportation and other costs.


Prepare research across indices of access, ecology, and resiliency to inform report card for New York Harbor, working with director of policy and programs
Assist with compilation of data and preparation of draft report
Other projects as determined

Experience with research and data analysis and synthesis to guide public policy and decision making
Energetic and collaborative spirit, with the ability to work independently and take initiative, and an eagerness to learn and develop new skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Well organized and careful attention to detail
Experience with HTML, Adobe Creative Suite, and WordPress a plus
Experience with statistical software (SPSS, Stata, R, etc.) a plus
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point
A genuine interest the mission of the Waterfront Alliance

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and two-page writing sample to: with the subject line "Policy and Research Intern." Position open until filled.

Application deadline October 17, 2016

• Location: Manhattan

• Post ID: 87401972 newyork is an interactive computer service that enables access by multiple users and should not be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider. © 2016