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

Coastal Classroom College Internship

Summer 2023

City Parks Foundation seeks 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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Arts and Cultural Programs Operations Internship

Spring 2023

We offer meaningful internship experiences providing assistance to our Arts & Cultural programs team to prepare for the upcoming season of NYC’s marquee outdoor music festival. Interns will gain hands-on experience in diverse areas while helping the full-time staff execute a variety of initiatives. This internship is a great experience for undergraduate/graduate students interested in the general working of an arts nonprofit organization.

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Coastal Classroom High School Internship

Summer 2023

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, put their knowledge and skills to practice while learning at the same time and will get paid.

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Green Girls College Internship

Fall 2023

CPF has created this internship opportunity for talented college 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. Green Girls After School program operates during the school year, after school hours between (3:00 pm – 6 pm) from February 2023 to June 2023. Each site meets once a week for a total of 12 weeks each semester.

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