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 Summer Internship

High School Students
Summer 2021

City Parks Foundation has developed this new fellowship opportunity for talented high school students, 11th or 12th grade, to gain hands-on experience and explore the environmental education sector while helping to promote environmental 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.



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.