College Internship, Summer 2020

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Start Date: June 1, 2020  Compensation: $18 per hour

The Central Park Conservancy College Summer Internship program provides college students with paid, full-time positions for 10 weeks from June through August. Participants contribute directly to the management and care of Central Park and learn about the complexity of managing an iconic and historic urban park that welcomes more than 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, they attend career panels and networking events with professionals at the Conservancy.

Housing and transportation are the responsibility of each individual intern. Schedules vary based on position; all interns work 5 days a week from June 1 – August 7, 2020. Interns are paid biweekly at a competitive hourly rate of $18/hour and 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.

Applicants 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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Applications due by March 1, 2020



Additional Information

Contact Information

Central Park Conservancy
Contact Name: Shawntall Favorite
Phone: 646-795-5691
Website: Apply Online