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Summer Internship: High School Students

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

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

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

Generous funding for Summer Internships is provided by The Pinkerton Foundation. Youth Education & Service Programs are supported in part by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation; William E. Weiss Foundation, Inc./Daryl Brown Uber; and The Barker Welfare Foundation.