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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.

Available Internships

Position TitleFile Size
Administrator of Rockaway Intern(PDF, 178 KB)
Art and Antiquities Archives Intern(PDF, 179 KB)
Bronx River Alliance Communications Intern(PDF, 180 KB)
Brooklyn Operations Intern(PDF, 205 KB)
Central Recreation Operations Intern(PDF, 179 KB)
Central Recreation Youth Programs Intern(PDF, 179 KB)
Citywide Nursery Intern(PDF, 178 KB)
Citywide Services – Fleet Operations Intern(PDF, 195 KB)
Citywide Services – Green Roof Intern(PDF, 180 KB)
Citywide Services – Inventory Specialist Intern(PDF, 179 KB)
Citywide Services – Procurement Intern(PDF, 178 KB)
Citywide Services – Sustainability Grants/PR Intern(PDF, 180 KB)
Citywide Services – Sustainability Intern(PDF, 192 KB)
Dyckman Farmhouse Intern(PDF, 178 KB)
Freshkills Art and Design Intern(PDF, 180 KB)
Freshkills Park Development Intern(PDF, 181 KB)
Green Infrastructure Unit Intern(PDF, 178 KB)
Greenbelt Natural Resources Team Intern(PDF, 178 KB)
GreenThumb Intern(PDF, 194 KB)
Health and Safety Office Intern(PDF, 178 KB)
Interagency Coordination Intern(PDF, 180 KB)
Natural Resource Group Intern(PDF, 180 KB)
Northeast Queens Parks Administrator Intern(PDF, 177 KB)
Northern Manhattan Parks Intern(PDF, 182 KB)
Operations & Management Planning Intern(PDF, 178 KB)
Park Management Intern/ G.I.S. Intern(PDF, 287 KB)
Planning and Mapping for Stormwater Management(PDF, 180 KB)
Quality Assurance Unit Intern(PDF, 179 KB)
Queens Recreation Intern(PDF, 180 KB)
Recreation Arts Program Intern(PDF, 193 KB)
Stewardship Team Intern(PDF, 178 KB)
Wetland and Riparian Restoration Team Intern(PDF, 181 KB)
Wetland and Stream Monitoring and Assessment 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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