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.

Current Opportunities

Marketing Internship

Summer, Hybrid (In-office/remote)

City Parks Foundation is offering an internship in the Marketing department during Summer 2022. Interns will gain experience while helping staff execute a wide range of social media initiatives for our arts, sports, and environmental education programs.

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Corporate Partnerships Internship

Summer, Hybrid (In-office/home/on-site)

City Parks Foundation offers hands-on internship experiences in the Corporate Partnerships Department, which manages all sponsorship initiatives for the entire organization. Interns will gain experience while helping the full-time staff execute a wide range of strategies for our arts, sports, community development and environmental education programs. Reporting to the Manager of Corporate Partnerships, the Corporate Partnerships Intern will play a vital role in supporting our summer corporate sponsorship responsibilities, focused heavily on SummerStage – NYC’s largest free outdoor music festival.

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Coastal Classroom College Internship


We’re seeking a College Intern to assist Coastal Classroom Staff in providing instruction and guidance to middle school students and paid high school interns under the supervision of the Coastal Classroom Program Manager. The successful candidate will have a strong knowledge base in aquatic ecosystems and shoreline ecology as well as at least one year experience in delivering instruction to and working with adolescents in an educational setting.

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Seeds to Trees College Internship


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.

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We offer paid high school internships each summer for dedicated program participants ages 16-18. These internships connect students to tangible job and life skills as they work alongside our sports staff to teach beginners in our programs and assist with program administration. Please see the application for additional program details.

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Coastal Classroom High School Internship

Spring and Summer

We have developed this new fellowship opportunity for talented high school students, 11th or 12th grade, to gain hands-on experience and explore the environmental education sector while helping to promote environmental stewardship of our waterways and coastal areas.  Selected interns will gain valuable work experience, put their knowledge and skills to practice while learning at the same time and will get paid.

Spring Internship – More Information / Apply Now

Summer Internship – More Information / Apply Now

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