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Summer Internship: College Students


The Central Park Conservancy's College Internship is a ten-week summer program that provides participants with the opportunity to work side-by-side with Conservancy staff to build life and career skills in the world's greatest urban park – Central Park. Positions are available in Environmental Education, GIS & Asset Management, Horticulture, Landscape Architecture - Construction Management, Tree Care, and Woodlands Management. Through hands-on work in Central Park and a series of lectures and practicums with experts in the field, interns learn about the complexity of managing an iconic and historic urban park that receives over 42 million visits a year; explore current issues and management practices in urban parks; and better understand the critical role urban parks play in creating healthy, vibrant, livable cities.

Acceptance into the Central Park Conservancy's College Internship is based on a competitive application process. Current undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply. Interns work 4 days per week and are paid a competitive hourly wage. Housing and transportation are the responsibility of the intern. The Central Park Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

June – August: 4 days per week for 10 weeks
Application Available: January 10
Application Deadline: March 10

The application for this program is only available between the dates listed above.

To apply for the College Internship, please visit our Application Portal.