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
Accounting & Grants Intern(PDF, 181 KB)
Adaptive Programs Intern(PDF, 193 KB)
Advocate's Office Investigative Intern(PDF, 178 KB)
Aquatic Monitoring Intern(PDF, 182 KB)
Benefits Office Intern(PDF, 178 KB)
Bronx Green House Horticulture Intern(PDF, 192 KB)
Brooklyn CAD Library Summer Intern(PDF, 179 KB)
Brooklyn Recreation Intern(PDF, 179 KB)
Capital Needs Assessment Intern(PDF, 183 KB)
City Parks Foundation Marketing and Partnerships Intern(PDF, 188 KB)
Citywide Nursery Production Intern(PDF, 179 KB)
Climate Resilience Intern(PDF, 181 KB)
Curatorial Intern(PDF, 180 KB)
Digital Content Intern(PDF, 179 KB)
Engineering Intern for Waterfront Infrastructure Resiliency(PDF, 180 KB)
Environmental Education Intern(PDF, 181 KB)
Forest Assessment Intern(PDF, 193 KB)
Forestry, Horticulture & Natural Resources GIS Intern(PDF, 180 KB)
Fort Tryon Park Development & Communications Intern(PDF, 180 KB)
Freshkills Park Development and Fundraising Intern(PDF, 182 KB)
Greenthumb Special Events Intern(PDF, 194 KB)
GreenThumb Youth Leadership Councils Coordination Intern(PDF, 183 KB)
Heather Garden Intern(PDF, 179 KB)
Historic House Trust Development & Communications Intern(PDF, 181 KB)
Historic House Trust Preservation Capital Team Intern(PDF, 182 KB)
Interagency Coordination and Construction Permit Intern(PDF, 180 KB)
Manhattan Construction Intern(PDF, 193 KB)
Manhattan Recreation Special Event Intern(PDF, 192 KB)
Meadow Ecologist Intern(PDF, 180 KB)
Media Education Administrative Office Intern(PDF, 179 KB)
MS4 (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System) Intern(PDF, 180 KB)
Northeast Queens Parks Programming Intern(PDF, 179 KB)
Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex Content Management Intern(PDF, 181 KB)
Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex Event Production Intern(PDF, 193 KB)
Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex Networking or Information Technology Intern(PDF, 193 KB)
Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex Photographer and Video Intern(PDF, 194 KB)
Office of Health and Safety Intern(PDF, 180 KB)
Planning and Development Division Data Analyst Intern(PDF, 181 KB)
Planning and Development Division Field Research Intern(PDF, 181 KB)
Prospect Park Wildlife and Aquatic Intern(PDF, 181 KB)
Queens Borough Landscape Architect Intern(PDF, 180 KB)
Queens Forestry Intern(PDF, 192 KB)
Queens Permits & Special Events Office(PDF, 194 KB)
Queens Recreation Intern(PDF, 180 KB)
Recreation Art Programming Intern(PDF, 181 KB)
Recreation Youth Programs Intern(PDF, 193 KB)
Shape Up NYC Intern(PDF, 195 KB)
Sports and Fitness Intern(PDF, 193 KB)
Sports Facility Management Intern(PDF, 180 KB)
Sports Inspector & Data Analysis Intern(PDF, 179 KB)
Sports Programming Intern(PDF, 178 KB)
Staten Island Forestry Intern(PDF, 180 KB)
Stormwater GIS Intern(PDF, 180 KB)
Street Tree Ecology Intern(PDF, 181 KB)
Street Tree Mortality Intern(PDF, 181 KB)
Structural/Civil Engineering Intern(PDF, 178 KB)
Sustainability and Emerging Tech Intern(PDF, 193 KB)
Trees & Sidewalks Program Civil Engineer Intern(PDF, 180 KB)
Trees & Sidewalks Program Forester Intern(PDF, 180 KB)
Wetlands Mapping Intern(PDF, 180 KB)
Wildlife Unit Data Collection, Analysis, & Management Intern(PDF, 181 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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