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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 Archival Intern(PDF, 19 KB)
Bronx Operations Intern(PDF, 17 KB)
Bronx Recreation Mobile Vans Intern(PDF, 36 KB)
Bronx River Alliance Ecology Intern(PDF, 19 KB)
Bronx River Development Intern(PDF, 18 KB)
Bronx River Greenway Communications Intern(PDF, 19 KB)
Brooklyn Borough Commissioner’s Office Intern(PDF, 36 KB)
Brooklyn Forestry Intern(PDF, 17 KB)
Brooklyn Operations Intern(PDF, 36 KB)
Brooklyn Recreation Intern(PDF, 18 KB)
Brooklyn Technical Shops Intern(PDF, 36 KB)
Capital Projects Engineering Department Intern(PDF, 19 KB)
Central Forestry Radish Intern Project Intern(PDF, 19 KB)
Citywide Nursery Intern(PDF, 17 KB)
Citywide Services – Green Roof Intern(PDF, 43 KB)
Citywide Services – Sustainable Facilities Grants/Public Relations Intern(PDF, 36 KB)
Citywide Services – Sustainable Facilities Sustainability Intern(PDF, 43 KB)
CRC Digital Learning Curriculum Development Intern(PDF, 21 KB)
CRC Marketing, Outreach, and Partnerships Intern(PDF, 21 KB)
CRC Press Corps Photo-Journalism Intern(PDF, 22 KB)
CRC Program Management Intern(PDF, 21 KB)
CRC RecYouth Digital Media Education Intern(PDF, 21 KB)
CRC STEAM and Game Design Intern(PDF, 19 KB)
CRC Youth Development Intern(PDF, 21 KB)
Crotona Park Special Events(PDF, 17 KB)
Design Administration Team Photography Intern(PDF, 18 KB)
Digital Media Division Intern(PDF, 36 KB)
Education and Wildlife/Programming and Development Intern(PDF, 18 KB)
Engineering Audit Division Intern(PDF, 17 KB)
Fleet Operations Media Intern(PDF, 18 KB)
Fleet Operations Metrics Intern(PDF, 19 KB)
Flushing Meadows Corona Park Intern(PDF, 35 KB)
Forest Park Accounting Intern(PDF, 17 KB)
Fort Tryon Park Trust Special Events Intern(PDF, 22 KB)
Freshkills Park Art and Culture Program Intern(PDF, 21 KB)
Freshkills Park Communications Intern(PDF, 20 KB)
Freshkills Park Development Intern(PDF, 19 KB)
Freshkills Park Environmental Monitoring Intern(PDF, 20 KB)
Greenbelt Natural Resources Team Intern(PDF, 17 KB)
Greenbelt Nature Center Program Development & Volunteer Intern(PDF, 20 KB)
Greenthumb Administrative Intern(PDF, 19 KB)
GreenThumb Youth Leadership Council Intern(PDF, 42 KB)
Health and Safety Intern(PDF, 18 KB)
Historic Harlem Parks Horticulture Intern(PDF, 17 KB)
Historic House Trust Development Intern(PDF, 179 KB)
Historic House Trust Historian Intern(PDF, 178 KB)
Interagency Coordination and Construction Permits Intern(PDF, 17 KB)
J Hood Wright Recreation Center Clerical Intern(PDF, 17 KB)
Manhattan Recreation Intern(PDF, 39 KB)
North Brooklyn Parks Administrator Intern(PDF, 36 KB)
Northeast Queens Parks Programming Intern(PDF, 17 KB)
Northern Manhattan Parks/Fort Tryon Park Horticulture Intern(PDF, 19 KB)
Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex Administrative Intern(PDF, 17 KB)
Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex Sports Clinic Intern(PDF, 17 KB)
Operations & Management Planning Intern(PDF, 40 KB)
Park Management for Brooklyn(PDF, 35 KB)
Parklands and Planning Intern(PDF, 42 KB)
Parks Advocate Investigator Intern(PDF, 17 KB)
Parks Advocate’s Office Intern(PDF, 18 KB)
Partnerships for Parks Intern(PDF, 17 KB)
Partnerships for Parks Volunteer/Events Intern(PDF, 179 KB)
Prospect Park Intern(PDF, 35 KB)
Prospect Park Natural Resources Crew Intern(PDF, 178 KB)
Quality Assurance Intern(PDF, 18 KB)
Queens Capital Design Intern(PDF, 40 KB)
Queens Permits & Special Events Office Intern(PDF, 18 KB)
Queens Purchasing Division Procurement Intern(PDF, 22 KB)
Queens Recreation Intern(PDF, 19 KB)
Recreation Arts Programs Intern(PDF, 76 KB)
Recreation Special Projects Intern(PDF, 18 KB)
Recreation Sports Fitness Intern(PDF, 18 KB)
Recreation Youth Programs Intern(PDF, 75 KB)
Revenue Architect Intern(PDF, 17 KB)
Revenue Project Manager Intern(PDF, 18 KB)
RIPA Horticulture Intern(PDF, 20 KB)
RIPA Natural Areas Intern(PDF, 19 KB)
RIPA Public Programs Intern(PDF, 19 KB)
RIPA Urban Farm Intern(PDF, 20 KB)
Riverside Park & Riverside Park South Park Operations and Volunteer Intern(PDF, 20 KB)
Riverside Park Marketing and Digital Media Intern(PDF, 21 KB)
Riverside Park South GIS Intern(PDF, 20 KB)
School Garden Intern(PDF, 18 KB)
Shape Up NYC Intern(PDF, 75 KB)
Small Park and Playground Tree Inventory Intern(PDF, 19 KB)
Staten Island Forestry Intern(PDF, 18 KB)
Staten Island Recreation Programming Intern(PDF, 17 KB)
Staten Island Recreation Summer Camp Intern(PDF, 17 KB)
Street Tree Soil Profiling Project Intern(PDF, 179 KB)
Street Trees Planting Program(PDF, 76 KB)
Tree Longevity Study Intern(PDF, 19 KB)
Tree Preservation Intern(PDF, 35 KB)
Wetland Restoration Intern(PDF, 19 KB)
Wildlife Unit Pelham Bay Park Deer Population Intern(PDF, 19 KB)
Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center Intern(PDF, 40 KB)
Worksite Wellness Intern(PDF, 180 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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