School of Visual Arts
  • New York, NY, USA
  • 10000
  • Other
  • Other

Department: Capital Programs, Office of the President

Reports To: Associate Director of Sustainability & Energy Management

Position Overview:

The Water Conservation Intern will provide support to the Capital Programs Department of the School of Visual Arts. The Water Conservation Intern will analyze and optimize water consumption across a portfolio of 1M square feet in 18 buildings. The Water Conservation Intern will work with the Capital Programs Department on the following tasks.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform historical analysis of campus water consumption and generate a report
  • Support the deployment of water audits that identify water conservation measures and other opportunities such as water re-use and the electrification of domestic hot water
  • Update Energy Portfolio Manager with water meter and historical water consumption data
  • Identify frontage-billed properties and support their transition to metered properties through incentive programs and grants offered by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and NYS Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA)
  • Provide other general support to the SVA's Capital Program Department on an as-needed basis


  • Graduate-level education preferred but not required in sustainability management, water management, environmental or civil engineering • Possesses the ability to manipulate and analyze large and complex datasets • Familiarity with water management best practices for buildings • Familiarity with local policy, laws and incentives targeting water conservation
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Suite applications and virtual conferencing platforms
  • Knowledge or ability to learn Energy Star Portfolio Manager, Procore, GRITS
  • Demonstrate the ability to be a critical-thinker and problem-solver
  • Thrives in collaborative and team environments
  • Demonstrates strong communication and interpersonal skills

$10,000 Stipend

Working at SVA

School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers and creative professionals for more than seven decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, a dynamic curriculum and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprising over 7,000 students at its Manhattan campus and over 41,000 alumni from 128 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world. For more information about the College's 30 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and Continuing Education division, visit

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer. Diversity and inclusion is a core principle of the College. SVA enjoys a community that represents a significant number of historically underrepresented communities, ethnic and religious backgrounds, gender identities, diverse abilities, and foreign countries, and all are encouraged to apply.

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