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.
How to Apply
You may apply for an internship with Parks in one of three ways:
- Complete an online internship application
- Email the Internship Coodinator
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.
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.