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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 Education Intern(PDF, 194 KB)
Capital Needs Assessment Team Intern(PDF, 103 KB)
Central Forestry Street Tree Planting Intern(PDF, 117 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)
Equal Employment Opportunity Office Intern(PDF, 100 KB)
Fire Safety Intern(PDF, 115 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)
Heather Garden Intern(PDF, 114 KB)
Landscape Architectural Design Intern(PDF, 104 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)
Morningside Park Intern(PDF, 100 KB)
Press Corps Intern(PDF, 198 KB)
Queens Permits & Special Events Office Intern(PDF, 116 KB)
Queens Recreation Intern(PDF, 103 KB)
Randall’s Island Park Alliance Natural Areas Intern(PDF, 103 KB)
Wildlife Unit Intern(PDF, 116 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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