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Summer Internship: College Students

Program Summary

The Central Park Conservancy College Summer Internship program provides 20 college students with paid full-time positions for 10 weeks from June to August. Participants receive the opportunity to contribute directly to the care and restoration of Central Park. Working side-by-side with Conservancy staff, interns learn about the complexity of managing an iconic and historic urban park that receives over 42 million visits a year. Additionally, interns will attend lectures, workshops and practicums with experts in the field to better synthesize and apply what they learn. College interns support several areas of the Conservancy’s work, including: Public Programs, GIS & Asset Management, Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Tree Care, and Woodlands Management.

Housing and transportation are the responsibility of each individual intern. Interns will receive a uniform consisting of 4 shirts, 1 hat, and 1 set of rain-gear. Interns will bring / supply their own trousers (no jeans or shorts allowed) and work-boots (boots are not required for data or education positions).

The internship is 10 weeks, June 4 – August 9.

All interns work 4 days a week (specific days and times vary depending on position).

Interns are paid biweekly at a competitive hourly rate of $15/hour.

Must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student to be considered.

Please APPLY through our online Application Portal.
The application will be available on December 20, 2017.
The application deadline is March 9, 2018.
All applicants will be contacted with their status by mid-March. Applicants selected to proceed to the next round will be interviewed in late-March or early-April.
Final hiring decisions will be made by the end of April.

Position Descriptions

 Operations Data & Asset Management Intern (one position available)

 Tree Care Intern (one position available)

 Advanced Tree Care Intern (one position available)

 Public Programs Intern (one position available)

 Horticulture Intern (multiple positions available)

 Conservatory Garden Intern (one position available)

 Landscape Architecture Intern (two positions available)

 Woodland Intern (multiple positions available)