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.
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.
At City Parks Foundation, photos are extremely important in representing what we do. Photos from our various programs are used for a variety of purposes including the CPF website, social media, program brochures, year-end sponsor reports, fundraising presentations, media requests and story pitching to media.
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.
High School Students
City Parks Foundation 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.
Generous private support for CityParks Seeds to Trees is provided by The Linda B. and Howard S. Stern Family Foundation, Lily Auchincloss Foundation, The Barker Welfare Foundation, Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation, and The Laura B. Vogler Foundation. Public support is provided by the NYC Council under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson. In partnership with NYC Parks.
Generous private support for CityParks Coastal Classroom is provided by The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation, The Coca-Cola Foundation, The Linda B. and Howard S. Stern Family Foundation, Lily Auchincloss Foundation, ExpandEd Schools, The Barker Welfare Foundation, the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation, and The Laura B. Vogler Foundation. Public support is provided by the NYC Council under the leadership of Speaker Corey Johnson. In partnership with NYC Parks.