Company/Organization: New Jersey Meadowlands Commision
Mentor(s):Christine Hobble, Erika Baldino, Joe Grzyb
Topic of Internship
The New Jersey Meadowlands Commission (NJMC) works to promote regional sharing of information resources with 14 District municipalities to help them better manage municipal assets, plan for improvements and prepare for and combat emergencies, collect, analyze and communicate environmental information and provide reliable baselines for assessing environmental improvements in the District, and promote research and development of new technologies to address the legacy of environmental problems affecting the District. The Meadowlands Environmental Research Institute (MERI) serves as the scientific and technological arm of the NJMC. MERIís scientists monitor environmental conditions, conduct research and develop and apply technology to address the environmental problems of the Hackensack Meadowlands District. The GIS lab is an office in which they create municipal and environmental maps to present their plethora of data in a way people can understand to keep the community safe and informed.
Summary of Internship
Even as a high school intern I find I am seen as an equal in the work enviornment at the NJMC. Working here I am finding many learning experiences to better my understanding of the work enviornment. Also as an intern here I get to see the meadowlands in a different light. I am able to go into the field to use the complex sensing equipmet and collect samples to be used in labs later in the day. I am getting a lot of useful experiences. It is exciting to be able to go out in the field.
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