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 and sponsorship initiatives for the entire organization.
High School Students
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.
High School Juniors and Seniors
CPF has 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 knowledge and skills to use while expanding their knowledge of the field.
City Parks Foundation seeks two college interns to work during the school year in our Seeds to Trees Program. This program blends hands-on classroom sessions and outdoor field experiences in parks or gardens, and offers professional development for partner teachers. The College Intern will assist Seeds to Trees staff to implement the program throughout October and November, primarily through outdoor field experiences, with occasional classroom time.
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.