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.
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 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.
September 2018 – June 2019
Green Girls After School is a STEM-based program that engages middle school girls from under-resourced communities in hands-on activities and outdoor adventures in New York City parks and waterways. During our weekly after school program, students explore environmental science and learn about different environmental issues through experiential education, service learning projects and student-centered discussions. Green Girls After School is located in 4 sites: The Oliver Wendell Holmes Intermediate School 204 (IS204) in Astoria, Queens, The Conselyea Preparatory School (MS577) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, The Science and Medicine Middle School (K366) in Canarsie, Brooklyn and Crotona Park Recreation Center in the Bronx.
October – December 2018
City Parks Foundation seeks a College Intern to work during the school year with Seeds to Trees. 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.
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.