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Institute for Urban Parks Intern - Summer

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Job Summary:
The Institute for Urban Parks Intern will work alongside the Manager for Continuing Education and Evaluation to develop essential skills in workplace research, writing, and educational content production. This entrepreneurial internship will include opportunities to work on primary and secondary research projects focused on themes of volunteer management and public-private partnerships in urban parks, with coaching from Institute staff on research, writing, and content development. The intern will learn to develop scholarly literature reviews with an emphasis on citation management and identifying gaps in existing research on selected topics.

Job Description:


Duties Include:

-          Performing secondary research in both peer-reviewed publications and gray literature on topics related to urban park management with a focus on volunteer management and public-private partnerships.

-          Developing a synthesis literature review of findings from primary research, identifying broad themes in existing research and gaps/deficiencies that call for new modes of primary research.

-          Developing exploratory primary research into themes of urban park management with an emphasis on developing and testing open-ended interview protocols.

-          Writing clear and accessible blog posts, tip-sheets, and other public-facing content that summarizes research findings for urban park practitioners.


-          Excellent research and writing skills.

-          Clear verbal and written communication skills, with an ability to present information and data in a concise manner.

-          Proficiency in MS Office programs.

-          Basic understanding of scholarly reference/citation practices.

-          Action-oriented self-starter.

-          Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

-          Ability to work independently and as part of a group.

-          Demonstrated interest in and/or understanding of non-profit operations, public park management, and/or urban planning.


Monday through Friday

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

*Please note: for your application to be considered, you must provide the following documents 1.) Current resume 2.) Cover Letter and 3.) A written personal reference. Your reference letter can be from a teacher, counselor, coach or supervisor.

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CPC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring, and dedicated to diversity in its work and on its staff. We strongly encourage candidates of all identities, experiences, orientations and communities to apply.

Safety Requirements
Establishment and maintenance of a safe work environment is the shared responsibility of this organization and employees at every level. The Conservancy will make every effort to assure a safe environment and be in compliance with federal, state, and local safety regulations.  Employees are expected to obey safety rules and to exercise caution in all their work activities.  Accordingly, employees should be aware of any hazards, which could cause an injury or accident (e.g., spills, obstacles in walkways).  If an employee discovers a potential dangerous condition, he/she should alert other employees and notify his/her supervisor immediately.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed