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.
High School Students
CityParks Play High School Internship Program gives students the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the field of Recreational Sports Management.
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.
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.