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Meet the Summer Interns of the Conservancy

About the Conservancy

Meet the Summer Interns of the Conservancy

If you’ve been in Central Park recently, chances are you’ve interacted with some of the Conservancy’s many summer interns — 44 of us, to be exact, working across 18 different departments ranging from horticulture to human resources.


About the Conservancy

An Outdoor Classroom: College Internships in Central Park

Each summer, the Conservancy provides 20 college students with paid, full-time internships in Central Park. Working side-by-side with Conservancy staff, students gain hands-on experience while developing a deeper understanding and appreciation for urban park management.

Elizabeth W. Smith

About the Conservancy

Our New CEO and the Conservancy’s Next Era

Elizabeth (“Betsy”) W. Smith, an enthusiastic supporter of urban green spaces, recently began her new position as President & CEO of the Central Park Conservancy. Get to know Betsy and learn how Central Park has been a part of her everyday life for decades.

Trash Management

About the Conservancy

How We Keep Central Park Clean

How does the Conservancy manage so much trash and recycling? Efficiently, with the help of our successful trash management and recycling program.