For the next three summers NCA will be hosting a six week, full time, paid research fellowship for New Yorkers aged 18-29. Fellows will learn the role of scientific inquiry and longitudinal studies in environmental policy development, practice fieldwork and data collection, and contribute to improved knowledge of local environmental justice issues all within the context of Newtown Creek and its surrounding Industrial Business Zones (Maspeth, North Brooklyn, and Long Island City). The Fellowship will conclude with a poster presentation in front of community and environmental leaders.
This research and educational program is intended for young adults with an interest in improving the health and well-being of their communities and curiosity about green infrastructure and its role in mitigating the effects of the urban heat island effect.
Anyone 18-29 years old may apply to the fellowship. Our ideal candidates have an interest in or relationship to Newtown Creek and the surrounding neighborhoods and have not completed a bachelor’s degree. Selected fellows are expected to be able to commit to full-time hours from mid-July through the end of August.
Applications are due July 1st, 2022 by 5pm est.
This program is made possible through a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Community Impact Grant.