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Internships at Parks

We offer a variety of internships in various departments within NYC Parks. 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 Intern(PDF, 116 KB)
Bronx River Aquatic Wildlife Monitoring Intern(PDF, 104 KB)
Bronx River Education Intern(PDF, 194 KB)
Capital Needs Assessment Team Intern(PDF, 103 KB)
Central Forestry Permits and Plan Review Intern(PDF, 100 KB)
Central Forestry Street Tree Planting Intern(PDF, 117 KB)
City Street Tree Planting Corridor Plan Intern(PDF, 104 KB)
Citywide Nursery Intern(PDF, 100 KB)
Citywide Services – Sustainable Facilities Grants/Public Relations Intern(PDF, 101 KB)
Citywide Services – Sustainable Facilities Sustainability Intern(PDF, 102 KB)
Citywide Services –Green Roof Intern(PDF, 102 KB)
Crotona Park Forestry Intern(PDF, 99 KB)
Crotona Park Special Events Intern(PDF, 101 KB)
Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Intern(PDF, 101 KB)
Equal Employment Opportunity Office Intern(PDF, 100 KB)
Field Research Intern for Planning and Development(PDF, 194 KB)
Fire Safety Intern(PDF, 115 KB)
Freshkills Environmental Science Intern(PDF, 105 KB)
Freshkills Park Climate Change Intern(PDF, 104 KB)
Freshkills Park Development Intern(PDF, 103 KB)
Freshkills Park Public Art Intern(PDF, 105 KB)
Greenbelt Natural Resources Team Intern(PDF, 101 KB)
Greenbelt Nature Center Intern(PDF, 119 KB)
Greenthumb Event and Programming Intern(PDF, 116 KB)
Greenthumb School Garden Intern(PDF, 118 KB)
Health and Safety Intern(PDF, 116 KB)
Historic House Trust Development Intern(PDF, 115 KB)
Intern for the Deputy Commissioner for Administration(PDF, 119 KB)
Intern for the Office of First Deputy Commissioner(PDF, 115 KB)
Lookout Hill Prospect Park Natural Resources Crew Intern(PDF, 101 KB)
Manhattan Parks GIS Intern(PDF, 209 KB)
Manhattan Recreation Intern(PDF, 99 KB)
Media Education Administrative Intern(PDF, 197 KB)
Media Education Curriculum Development Intern(PDF, 197 KB)
Media Education Marketing, Outreach and Partnerships Intern(PDF, 197 KB)
Media Education Production Assistant Intern(PDF, 198 KB)
Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Intern(PDF, 101 KB)
New York Tree Trust Intern(PDF, 103 KB)
Northeast Queens Events Intern(PDF, 101 KB)
Operations & Management Planning Intern(PDF, 100 KB)
Park’s Advocates Office Intern(PDF, 114 KB)
Perennials Team Intern(PDF, 114 KB)
Planning and Development Intern for the Education & Wildlife Unit(PDF, 102 KB)
Press Corps Intern(PDF, 198 KB)
Prospect Park Natural Resources Crew Intern(PDF, 100 KB)
Queens Permits & Special Events Office Intern(PDF, 116 KB)
Queens Recreation Intern(PDF, 103 KB)
Randall's Island Park Alliance Event Management Intern(PDF, 102 KB)
Randall's Island Park Alliance Summer Meadow Intern(PDF, 102 KB)
Randall’s Island Park Alliance Communications Intern(PDF, 101 KB)
Randall’s Island Park Alliance Natural Areas Intern(PDF, 103 KB)
Randall’s Island Urban Farm Intern(PDF, 104 KB)
Recreation Arts Program Intern(PDF, 103 KB)
Recreation Special Projects Intern(PDF, 102 KB)
Recreation Sports Fitness Intern(PDF, 102 KB)
Recreation Youth Programs Intern(PDF, 103 KB)
Revenue Project Manager Intern(PDF, 101 KB)
Shape Up NYC Intern(PDF, 103 KB)
Washington Square Park Administrator's Intern(PDF, 114 KB)
Wildlife Unit Intern(PDF, 117 KB)
Wyckoff Museum Farm and Garden Intern(PDF, 103 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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