Summer Internship

This full-time, paid internship offers high school students the opportunity to support the Conservancy’s horticulture, visitor services, and public programs departments. Interns work five days a week with individual schedules varying depending on the position (some include weekends). Every Friday all interns work together as a group to complete special projects in Central Park, or to go on trips to other parks and environmental organizations.

Acceptance into the internship program is through a competitive application process. While all high schools students 16 years and up are eligible to apply, preference is given to students who have participated in one of the ROOTS programs or the Visitor Experience Apprentice Program. Applicants must be at least 16 years old by June 1.

July – August: 5 days per week for 7 weeks
Application Available: March 10
Application Deadline: April 30

For more information or to receive an application, email

Generous funding for ROOTS and Summer Internships is provided by The Pinkerton Foundation. All Youth Education & Service Programs are made possible in part by The Barker Welfare Foundation; The Lucius N. Littauer Foundation, Inc.; and the William E. Weiss Foundation, Inc./Daryl Brown Uber, with additional support provided by the Paulson Family Foundation.