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Full-time & Part-time Opportunities

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Internship Opportunities

OCCA is a not-for-profit, 501 (c) 3 organization with more than 800 members and volunteers. OCCA works on issues pertaining to water quality, energy policy, land use, waste management, biodiversity protection, and policy research.

OCCA offers several internship programs each year.  Please use the links below to learn more about each opportunity and how to apply.

Applications and Deadlines:
Applicants are accepted on an ongoing basis, but no less than 45 days prior to the start of each internship.

Environmental Planning
(one internship each fall and spring semester)

Invasive Species/Education
(one internship each summer)

If you have any questions about any of the above opportunities, please contact our office at (607) 547-4488.

Volunteer Opportunities

OCCA conducts a broad spectrum of programs and participates in events related to water quality, land-use management, energy conservation, and recycling. Volunteers are essential to the accomplishment of our mission-related activities. Their contributions of time, talent, and caring make a positive difference in regard to our local environment and environmental awareness. Volunteers set an example for others in the community to follow.

At OCCA, volunteers are needed for activities such as Household Hazardous Waste Day, the OCCA online garage sale, bulk mailings, leading a hike, canoe trip, or cross-country ski outing, maintenance of Basswood Pond Trail, invasive species eradication, library book recycling efforts, our annual dinner and meeting, and catering for certain OCCA meetings and events.

To become a Volunteer, click here to sign up (check boxes for all interest areas) or contact our office at (607) 547-4488!

Board Vacancies

We are currently accepting applications for the Board of Directors.

The OCCA Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers. The Board is charged with: leading the organization by determining governing policies for OCCA, and ensuring those policies are implemented through the work of the Board’s committees and the support of its staff; raising funds to finance the organization; providing oversight of the organization’s finances; promoting the organization and expanding its networks; and monitoring OCCA’s performance against Board-determined organizational goals.

To identify a person that you feel would be a good fit for the Board, please complete and submit the “OCCA Board of Directors Nomination Form”.
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If you are invited to apply for a Board Position, please complete and submit the “OCCA Board Member Application Form”.
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How You Can Help Protect Our Local Environment

Donations provide the foundation for our work throughout Otsego County. By becoming a supporter of OCCA, you become a part of a unique countywide environmental organization whose mission is to protect local natural resources for the benefit of all. 


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