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Summer Internship: College Students

Summer Internship: College Students


Summer Internship: College Students

Program Summary

The Central Park Conservancy College Summer Internship program provides college students with paid full-time positions for 10 weeks from June to August. Participants receive the opportunity to contribute directly to the management and care of Central Park and learn about the complexity of managing an iconic and historic urban park that receives over 42 million visits a year. Working with Conservancy staff, interns provide critical support throughout the summer, while developing skills on-the-job and gaining practical experience for their careers. Additionally, interns will have the opportunity to attend career panels and networking events with professionals at Central Park Conservancy. College interns support areas of the Conservancy’s work, such as: Visitor Services and Public Programs, GIS & Asset Management, Information Technology, Special Events and Fundraising, Communications, Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Tree Care, and Woodlands Management.

Housing and transportation are the responsibility of each individual intern. Attire for interns working in the office setting is business casual. Interns working in Park Operations 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.

All interns work 5 days a week (specific days and times vary depending on position).

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

College interns are eligible for a 403(b) Retirement Plan and Short Term Disability.

Must be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student and have completed at least one year of undergraduate coursework.

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.

Applications are closed for 2019 internships. Please check back soon to apply for an internship in 2020!

Position Descriptions

 Volunteer Services Intern

 Volunteer Field Programs Intern

 HR Intern

 Horticulture Intern – Natural Areas

 Horticulture Intern – Gardens

 Horticulture Intern

 Sports Field Maintenance Intern

 Tree Care Intern

 Advanced Tree Care Intern

 Operations Data & Asset Management Intern

 Public Programs Intern

 Visitor Services Intern

 Content Intern

 Information Technology Intern

 Development Intern

 Planning Design and Construction Intern

 Community Relations and Special Events Intern

 President’s Office Intern

 Institute for Urban Parks Intern

See what our former summer interns are saying about their experiences in these submissions to our essay contest, From the Next Generation of Park Stewards. We asked each of our interns to think deeply about their experience in Central Park and how it has further informed their perception of urban parks and their connection to urban livability and sustainability. Hear from our 2018 winners:

 Stephen McConkey, Film and Special Events Intern

 Troy Parish, Operations Data & Asset Management Intern