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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
5-Boro Capital Projects Intern(PDF, 89 KB)
5-Boro Energy and Sustainability Intern(PDF, 99 KB)
Accessibility Division Intern(PDF, 86 KB)
Architectural Intern for Revenue(PDF, 94 KB)
Arsenal Rooftop Garden Intern(PDF, 137 KB)
Bird GIS Intern(PDF, 100 KB)
Bronx Archival Intern(PDF, 95 KB)
Bronx River Alliance Communications Intern(PDF, 26 KB)
Bronx River Alliance Education Program Intern(PDF, 81 KB)
Bronx River Alliance Fundraising Intern(PDF, 84 KB)
Bronx River Ecology Team Intern(PDF, 88 KB)
Brooklyn Capital Projects Intern(PDF, 82 KB)
Brooklyn Commissioner's Staff Intern(PDF, 86 KB)
Brooklyn Recreation Intern(PDF, 83 KB)
Capital Projects Law Office Intern(PDF, 82 KB)
Children's Garden at Historic Bartow-Pell Intern(PDF, 123 KB)
City Parks Foundation Coastal Classroom Intern(PDF, 110 KB)
City Parks Foundation Education Intern(PDF, 96 KB)
City Parks Foundation Environmental Education Intern(PDF, 96 KB)
City Parks Foundation Green Girls Intern(PDF, 109 KB)
City Parks Foundation Learning Gardens Intern(PDF, 121 KB)
Citywide Operations Intern(PDF, 83 KB)
Commissioner's Office Intern(PDF, 98 KB)
Communications Division Intern(PDF, 82 KB)
Community Outreach Intern(PDF, 98 KB)
Compliance/Accounting Revenue Intern(PDF, 95 KB)
Computer Resource Centers Digital Photography Intern(PDF, 83 KB)
Computer Resource Centers Digital Video Production Intern(PDF, 83 KB)
Computer Resource Centers Graphic Design Intern(PDF, 82 KB)
Computer Resource Centers K-12 Curriculum Development Intern(PDF, 82 KB)
Computer Resource Centers Marketing and Outreach Intern(PDF, 82 KB)
Computer Resource Centers Program Administration Intern(PDF, 81 KB)
Computer Resource Centers Sound Production Intern(PDF, 82 KB)
Computer Resource Centers Technology Instructor Intern(PDF, 81 KB)
Contract Administration Study Intern(PDF, 99 KB)
Deputy Commissioner for Management & Budget/Public Programs Intern(PDF, 25 KB)
Disadvantage/Minority & Women Business Enterprise Intern(PDF, 83 KB)
East River Park Beautification Intern(PDF, 82 KB)
Ecological Soil Intern(PDF, 99 KB)
Forest Restoration Analysis Intern(PDF, 97 KB)
Forest Restoration Contracts Intern(PDF, 98 KB)
Fort Tyron Park Community Development Intern(PDF, 103 KB)
Freshkills Events and Programs Intern(PDF, 100 KB)
Freshkills Park Environmental Monitoring and Education Intern(PDF, 100 KB)
Freshkills Park Visualization and Research Intern(PDF, 101 KB)
Garden Assistant(PDF, 82 KB)
GIS, Horticulture Mapping and Inventory Intern(PDF, 100 KB)
Green Teens Sustainability Intern(PDF, 20 KB)
Greenbelt Native Plant Center Intern(PDF, 81 KB)
Greenbelt Natural Resources Intern(PDF, 99 KB)
Greenbelt Nature Center Curriculum Research and Volunteer Associate(PDF, 88 KB)
Greenthumb Intern(PDF, 82 KB)
Highbridge Public Information Intern(PDF, 97 KB)
Historic House Trust Community Research Intern(PDF, 22 KB)
Historic House Trust Curatorial Intern(PDF, 39 KB)
Historical Research Intern(PDF, 84 KB)
Hostler Intern(PDF, 83 KB)
Jamaica Bay Planning Intern(PDF, 160 KB)
Management Services for Capital Intern(PDF, 81 KB)
Manhattan Recreation Intern(PDF, 83 KB)
Marketing & Special Events Intern(PDF, 86 KB)
MillionTrees NYC Intern(PDF, 127 KB)
Monuments Projects Coordinator Intern(PDF, 84 KB)
Mounted Unit Intern(PDF, 81 KB)
Natural Areas Intern for Pelham Bay Park(PDF, 84 KB)
Natural Areas Volunteers Intern(PDF, 98 KB)
New Media Web Producer Intern(PDF, 15 KB)
Office of Media Relations Intern(PDF, 84 KB)
Park Management Intern/ G.I.S. Intern(PDF, 196 KB)
Park's Advocate Office Intern(PDF, 83 KB)
Park's Library Intern(PDF, 125 KB)
Partnerships for Parks Intern(PDF, 102 KB)
Payroll/Timekeeping Systems Development Intern(PDF, 83 KB)
Pelham Bay Park Events Intern(PDF, 21 KB)
Pelham Park Special Events(PDF, 16 KB)
Photo Archive Intern(PDF, 17 KB)
Poe Park Visitor Center Intern(PDF, 85 KB)
Project Manager Intern for Revenue(PDF, 94 KB)
Prospect Park Natural Resources Ecological Intern(PDF, 20 KB)
Prospect Park Natural Resources Intern(PDF, 20 KB)
Prospect Park Natural Resources Intern(PDF, 20 KB)
Prospect Park Special Events Intern(PDF, 83 KB)
Purchasing & Accounting Intern(PDF, 81 KB)
Queen's Greenhouse Intern(PDF, 87 KB)
Queens Operations Intern(PDF, 83 KB)
Queens Permits and Speical Events Intern(PDF, 85 KB)
Queens Recreation Borough Office Assistant Intern(PDF, 95 KB)
Queens Recreation Event Intern(PDF, 82 KB)
Queens Recreation Green Teens Coordinator Intern(PDF, 98 KB)
Randall's Island Park Alliance Communications Intern(PDF, 126 KB)
Randall's Island Park Alliance Horticulture Intern(PDF, 101 KB)
Randall's Island Park Alliance Natural Areas Intern(PDF, 102 KB)
Randall's Island Park Alliance Planning Intern(PDF, 88 KB)
Randall's Island Park Alliance Programming Intern(PDF, 100 KB)
Recreation Communications Intern(PDF, 97 KB)
Recreation Special Projects Intern(PDF, 86 KB)
Recreation Sports & Fitness Intern(PDF, 84 KB)
Recreation Sustainability Programming & Green Initiatives Intern(PDF, 100 KB)
Recreation Youth Programs Intern(PDF, 99 KB)
Revenue Intern(PDF, 95 KB)
Riverside Park PR Intern(PDF, 80 KB)
Salt Marsh Monitoring Intern(PDF, 97 KB)
Salt Marsh Monitoring Intern(PDF, 97 KB)
Shape Up NYC Intern(PDF, 100 KB)
Small Park/ Playground Tree Inventory Intern(PDF, 99 KB)
Small Park/ Playground Tree Inventory Intern(PDF, 99 KB)
Sports Facility Maintenance Intern(PDF, 83 KB)
Staten Island Borough Commissioner Office Intern(PDF, 25 KB)
Staten Island Borough Commissioners Office Database(PDF, 25 KB)
Staten Island Forestry Intern(PDF, 85 KB)
Staten Island Recreation Marketing and Events(PDF, 99 KB)
Trail Mapping Intern(PDF, 100 KB)
Tree Longevity Study Intern(PDF, 99 KB)
Tree Preservation Intern(PDF, 99 KB)
Van Cortlandt Forest Restoration Intern(PDF, 82 KB)
Van Cortlandt Park Fundraising Intern(PDF, 85 KB)
Van Cortlandt Park Photography Intern(PDF, 86 KB)
Website Design for Forest Park Intern(PDF, 138 KB)
Wyckoff Museum Intern for Historic House Trust(PDF, 22 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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