Upstate New York is poised to become a focal point for the development of biomass systems for the production of heat, power, fuels and products. The shortage of well-trained professionals to meet the growing demand of the bioenergy field is one of the barriers to the development of biomass as a source of renewable energy. There is a growing need for a well-educated and skilled workforce with the background and experience to address the complexities of this rapidly developing industry. This internship program is designed to assist in producing knowledgeable and experienced professionals with the requisite analytical, creative thinking and problem solving skills to meet the growing demand of the bioenergy field in the region.
The Summer Biomass Internship Program is offered collaboratively by SUNY-ESF, SyracuseCoE and the CenterState CEO and provides opportunities for qualified college students to work with a Upstate NY company that is focused on producing, converting or using biomass for bioenergy, biofuels, or bioproducts. This will provide students an opportunity to achieve their career goals by gaining experience in the biomass field while concurrently meeting workplace and industry needs by increasing the quality of postsecondary instruction in biomass and bioenergy. This program will help to build on connections between local firms working in the biomass field and college students studying in the region.
More information and 2012 Summer Internship Opportunities can be viewed at http://www.esf.edu/outreach/projects/fff.htm.