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Internships at Parks

Parks & Recreation offers a variety of internships in various departments within the Agency. For more information on available positions, please explore the categories below or contact the Internship Coordinator at (212) 360-8212.

Available Internships

Position TitleFile Size
Bronx River Alliance Communications & Greenway Intern(PDF, 165 KB)
Bronx River Alliance Events Intern(PDF, 203 KB)
Brooklyn Correspondence Liaison Intern(PDF, 124 KB)
Brooklyn Operations Intern(PDF, 124 KB)
Brooklyn Recreation Event Intern(PDF, 101 KB)
Brooklyn War Memorial Intern(PDF, 128 KB)
Capital Projects Arboriculture & Horticulture Intern(PDF, 124 KB)
Capital Projects Computer Programming Intern(PDF, 205 KB)
Capital Projects Intern(PDF, 124 KB)
Capital Projects Park Analysis Intern(PDF, 99 KB)
Central Communication Intern(PDF, 126 KB)
Citywide Nursery Intern(PDF, 136 KB)
Citywide Services Administration Intern(PDF, 138 KB)
Citywide Services Intern(PDF, 139 KB)
Citywide Services – Fleet Operations Intern(PDF, 168 KB)
Citywide Services – Fleet Resolutions Intern(PDF, 211 KB)
Citywide Services – Green Roof Intern(PDF, 129 KB)
Citywide Services – Inventory Specialist Intern(PDF, 139 KB)
Computer Resource Centers Animation Intern(PDF, 125 KB)
Computer Resource Centers Curriculum Development Intern(PDF, 124 KB)
Computer Resource Centers Digital Photography Intern(PDF, 125 KB)
Computer Resource Centers Game Design Intern(PDF, 125 KB)
Computer Resource Centers Graphic Design Intern(PDF, 126 KB)
Computer Resource Centers Marketing Outreach Intern(PDF, 125 KB)
Computer Resource Centers Press Corps Intern(PDF, 125 KB)
Computer Resource Centers Program Administration Intern(PDF, 125 KB)
Computer Resource Centers Sound Intern(PDF, 125 KB)
Computer Resource Centers Video Production Intern(PDF, 126 KB)
Computer Resource Centers Youth Coding & Tech Instructor Intern(PDF, 126 KB)
Computer Resource Centers Youth Development Intern(PDF, 201 KB)
Conference House Park Intern(PDF, 125 KB)
CPF Photography Intern(PDF, 142 KB)
Crotona Park Administrators Office Intern(PDF, 2 MB)
Fleet Acquisitions Intern(PDF, 166 KB)
Fort Greene Park Horticulture Intern(PDF, 129 KB)
Fort Greene Park Management Intern(PDF, 130 KB)
Greenbelt Native Plant Center Intern(PDF, 123 KB)
Greenbelt Natural Resources Team Intern(PDF, 140 KB)
Greenbelt Nature Center Intern(PDF, 129 KB)
Greenbelt Summer Day Camp Intern(PDF, 187 KB)
Manhattan Recreation Intern(PDF, 125 KB)
Natural Areas: Pelham Bay Park Intern(PDF, 124 KB)
NY Tree Trust Intern(PDF, 141 KB)
Ocean Breeze Park and Athletic Complex Intern(PDF, 126 KB)
Office of Deputy Commissioner for Management & Budget Intern(PDF, 143 KB)
Operations and Management Planning Intern(PDF, 159 KB)
Park Design Intern(PDF, 139 KB)
Park Management/GIS Intern(PDF, 237 KB)
Partnership for Parks Intern(PDF, 101 KB)
Partnerships for Parks Bronx Intern(PDF, 204 KB)
Partnerships for Parks Brooklyn Office Intern(PDF, 169 KB)
Pelham Bay Park Intern(PDF, 125 KB)
Permits & Special Events Office Intern(PDF, 127 KB)
Prospect Park Arboricultural Intern(PDF, 200 KB)
Prospect Park Operations Intern(PDF, 204 KB)
Prospect Park Special Events Intern(PDF, 139 KB)
Quality Assurance Unit Intern(PDF, 113 KB)
Queens Boro Office Assistant Intern(PDF, 137 KB)
Randall's Island Park Alliance Planning Intern(PDF, 206 KB)
Recreation Communications Intern(PDF, 138 KB)
Recreation Partnership Development Intern(PDF, 127 KB)
Recreation Special Projects Intern(PDF, 124 KB)
Recreation Youth Programs Intern(PDF, 141 KB)
RIPA Horticulture Intern(PDF, 282 KB)
RIPA Natural Areas Intern(PDF, 143 KB)
RIPA Urban Farm Intern(PDF, 283 KB)
Riverside Park Intern(PDF, 140 KB)
Riverside Park PR Intern(PDF, 123 KB)
Shape Up Intern(PDF, 142 KB)
Special Counsel Office Intern(PDF, 122 KB)
St. Mary's Recreation Center Programming Assistant Intern(PDF, 125 KB)
Staten Island Forestry Intern(PDF, 127 KB)
Staten Island Forestry Intern(PDF, 124 KB)
Staten Island Horticulture Intern(PDF, 122 KB)
Staten Island Recreation Intern(PDF, 124 KB)
Stewardship Intern(PDF, 140 KB)
Street Tree Planting Intern(PDF, 140 KB)
Tracking Database Intern(PDF, 141 KB)
Van Cortlandt Park Administrator's Office Intern(PDF, 203 KB)
Van Cortlandt Park Intern(PDF, 141 KB)

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How to Apply

You may apply for an internship with Parks in one of three ways:

  1. Complete an online internship application
  2. Email the Internship Coodinator
  3. Mail a cover letter and resume to:
    830 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10065
    Attn: Internship Coordinator
    or fax them to (212) 360-8200.

Only one form of submission is necessary. Please state in your cover letter whether you are applying for a school year or summer internship.

NOTE: Due to current budget constraints, most internship positions are unpaid.

About Parks

Intern Meet and Greet

Parks & Recreation is a public agency of over 3,500 people that care for about 29,000 acres of parkland. Parks' principal mission is to keep the parks, playgrounds, and sitting areas of New York City clean and safe, while also developing the City's recreational opportunities by offering quality facilities, programs, and events to meet the needs of all New Yorkers.

In addition to maintaining 14% of New York City's land, Parks is also the City's leading programmer of cultural, athletic, and social activities, including nature walks, concerts, learn-to-swim classes, sports clinics, historic house tours, and much more.

In the summer, the agency organizes free carnivals and concerts and sends mobile recreation vans to travel throughout the five boroughs, providing free rental equipment for skating, baseball, and miniature golf.

The Parks Commissioner appoints Deputy Commissioners, Borough Commissioners, and Assistant Commissioners who are responsible for managing the agency's divisions. These senior officials supervise the work of Parks employees and work with elected officials to complete capital improvements for parks, playgrounds, and recreation centers. They also work with the private sector to sponsor free public events and get the community involved in Parks through volunteer initiatives and educational and athletic programming in recreation and nature centers. In addition, they prepare Parks' budget and monitor the work of Parks' ice-skating rinks, golf courses, and other concessions.

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