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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 Title File Size
Arts & Antiquities Historical Assistant Intern (PDF, 180 KB)
Bronx River Alliance Communications Intern (PDF, 181 KB)
Bronx River Alliance Development Intern (PDF, 178 KB)
Bronx Special Events and Permits Office Intern (PDF, 179 KB)
Brooklyn Recreation Event Intern (PDF, 179 KB)
Brooklyn Recreation Intern (PDF, 180 KB)
Brooklyn War Memorial Historical Research Intern (PDF, 179 KB)
Capital Division Engineering Intern (PDF, 179 KB)
Central Forestry's Permits Plan Review Team Intern (PDF, 179 KB)
Citywide Nursery Intern (PDF, 177 KB)
Citywide Services – Fleet Operations Intern (PDF, 195 KB)
Citywide Services – Inventory Specialist Intern (PDF, 179 KB)
Citywide Services – Procurement Intern (PDF, 178 KB)
Citywide Services – Sustainability Grants/PR Intern (PDF, 180 KB)
CRC Animation Education – RecYouth Intern (PDF, 180 KB)
CRC Audio Production Intern (PDF, 181 KB)
CRC Digital Photography Intern (PDF, 180 KB)
CRC Game Design Intern (PDF, 180 KB)
CRC Grade 9-12 Digital Learning Curriculum Development Intern (PDF, 180 KB)
CRC Graphic Design Intern (PDF, 180 KB)
CRC K-8 Digital Learning Curriculum Development Intern (PDF, 180 KB)
CRC Marketing Outreach Intern (PDF, 180 KB)
CRC Press Corps/Photo-Journalism Intern (PDF, 181 KB)
CRC Program Administration Intern (PDF, 180 KB)
CRC Video Production Intern (PDF, 180 KB)
CRC Youth Coding and Tech Intern (PDF, 182 KB)
CRC Youth Development Intern (PDF, 180 KB)
Crotona Park Marketing & Special Event Intern (PDF, 177 KB)
Flushing Meadows Corona Park District Office Intern (PDF, 191 KB)
Fort Greene Park Horticulture Intern (PDF, 181 KB)
JHood Wright Recreation Center Intern (PDF, 177 KB)
Northern Manhattan Parks Development Intern (PDF, 193 KB)
Northern Manhattan Parks Horticulture Intern (PDF, 181 KB)
Parks Photo Archive Intern (PDF, 179 KB)
Prospect Park Natural Resources Intern (PDF, 178 KB)
Revenue Architect Intern (PDF, 177 KB)
Riverside Park Intern (PDF, 179 KB)
Small Park/ Playground Tree Inventory Intern (PDF, 194 KB)
Staten Island Forestry Intern (PDF, 183 KB)
Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center Intern (PDF, 178 KB)
Van Cortlandt Park Social Media Intern (PDF, 193 KB)
Wyckoff Farmhouse Garden Apprentice Intern (PDF, 182 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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