City Parks Foundation offers internship opportunities and apprenticeships each year for high school and college students.
These opportunities connect students to tangible work and life skills as they work alongside our staff to teach younger students in our gardens, lead marine ecology lessons, support SummerStage programming, and provide logistical support to our team.
Our staff works with all interns throughout their experience to support and encourage their self-confidence and identify the next steps on their paths to a successful future.
We’ve developed this fellowship opportunity for ambitious 11th or 12th grade high school students to gain hands-on experience and explore the environmental education sector, while helping to promote stewardship of our waterways and coastal areas. Selected interns will gain valuable work experience, putting their skills to use while expanding their knowledge of the field.
We’re seeking a college intern for the Fall to assist Green Girls After School Program Manager in providing instruction and guidance to middle school girls and high school interns during program hours for up to 15 hours each week from October to January, up to a total of 182 hours. The ideal candidate will have strong knowledge in environmental science and basic understanding of youth development.
City Parks Foundation seeks two or three college interns to work during the school year within our Seeds to Trees Program. The mission of Seeds to Trees is to educate elementary and middle school students about urban ecology, forest ecology, marine ecology, parks stewardship and conservation using parks as an outdoor classroom. This program blends hands-on classroom sessions and outdoor field experiences in parks or gardens, and offers professional development for partner teachers.