City Parks Foundation offers internship and apprenticeship opportunities 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 students throughout their experience to support and encourage their self-confidence and identify the next steps on their paths to a successful future.

Marketing and Partnerships Internship

Spring 2020

City Parks Foundation offers hands-on, internship experiences in the Marketing & Partnerships Department, which manages all marketing, publicity, social media, community outreach and media partnership and sponsorship initiatives for the entire organization. Interns will gain experience while helping the full-time staff execute a wide range of initiatives for our arts, sports, community development and environmental education programs.


CityParks Learn Green Girls Internship

High School Students
Fall 2019

Green Girls After School is a STEM based program that focuses on engaging middle school girls in hands-on science activities and outdoor adventures in NYC parks and waterways to learn about various environmental issues and create positive change in the community.  CPF has created this high school internship opportunity for talented high school students to gain hands-on experience working with youth and explore environmental science education while helping to promote environmental stewardship, community awareness and positive youth development.


CityParks Play Internship

High School Students

CityParks Play High School Internship Program gives students the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the field of Recreational Sports Management.



Generous private support is provided by The Thompson Family Foundation, The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation, and  Levitt Foundation. Public support is provided by New York City Council. In partnership with NYC Parks.