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Location:New York, NY
Company:NYC Parks
First posted:September 15, 2017
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2017 NYC INTERNSHIP PROGRAM PARKS & RECREATION-012

Contact: Leslie Nusblatt Phone: (see application details) Fax: (see application details) Email: (see application details)

AGENCY DESCRIPTION The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation manages 14 percent of the land in New York City. These assets range from playgrounds and large parks, to tranquil wooded areas and more than 14 miles of beaches. Parks serve as New Yorkers' backyards, as vital meeting areas for outdoor play and recreation - but also as critical engines for economic growth and development. NYC Parks' mission is to plan resilient and sustainable parks, public spaces, and recreational amenities, build a park system for present and future generations, and care for parks and public spaces to benefit New Yorkers across the five boroughs. Through an effort to improve the quality, accessibility, efficiency and sustainability of our city parks, the Mayor's office has funded a number of equity initiatives including: Community Parks Initiative NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative, at the center of the Mayor's plan, is completely redesigning and reconstructing nearly 60 parks in neighborhoods across the city with the greatest needs-35 of which are in construction. Parks Without Borders NYC Parks is also leading in innovative park design with Parks Without Borders, a new design approach that focuses on improving park entrances, edges, and spaces adjacent to parks. By extending parks into communities, Parks Without Borders will improve public realm. Anchor Parks Under Anchor Parks, the city selected eight parks that have historically received underinvestment, high surrounding population, and potential for park development. The Anchor Parks program is part of NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver's Framework for an Equitable Future, a commitment to create thriving public spaces for all New Yorkers. The work of the agency goes far beyond the maintenance of New York City's nearly 30,000 acres. Parks is the City's leading programmer of cultural, athletic and social activities, including nature walks, concerts, learn-to-swim classes, sports clinics, historic house tours, and much more. Each year Parks hosts annual events such as WinterJam, Adventures NYC, and the Fall Field Day. In addition, Parks produces many special events, concerts and movie premieres, as well as providing free rental equipment for skating, baseball, and miniature golf. The NYC Parks Commissioner is appointed by the Mayor to oversee and direct the work of the agency. The Commissioner appoints Deputy Commissioners, Borough Commissioners, and Assistant Commissioners who are responsible for managing the agency's divisions. These senior officials supervise the work of thousands of Parks employees. They work with elected officials to complete capital improvements for parks, playgrounds, and recreation centers. They work with the private sector to sponsor free public events. They get the community involved in Parks through volunteer initiatives and educational and athletic programming in recreation and nature centers. They prepare Parks' budget and monitor the work of Parks' ice- skating rinks, golf courses and other concessions.

UNIT DESCRIPTION The mission of Recreation is to enable all New Yorkers to lead physically active and intellectually stimulating lives through sports, fitness, outdoor adventure, technology, education, and the arts. To that end, the division provides free programs, events and activities in parks and recreation centers. These programs include Movies under the Stars, Summer Sports Experience, Brooklyn Chess Festival and more.

POSITION TITLE Brooklyn Recreation Intern

INTERNSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES We are looking for 6 interns for the following:

  • Marketing support including social media management, website updates, flyer distribution and more.
  • Support at events including setup & breakdown, tabling, audience support, movie screening set-up, patron registration and more.

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  • Administrative support including database management, email blasts to Parks patrons, communications with NYPD precinct, updating division Google Docs, and more.

  • Answering the phone in the office, filing, database management and other office duties.

    QUALIFICATIONS / SPECIAL SKILLS / AREAS OF STUDY Interns should have the following:

  • Strong written and verbal skills.
  • Comfortable with working outside and in the evening.
  • Computer literate and strong internet skills (including research, social media, etc.)
  • Punctual and organized.
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish/English or Cantonese/English preferred, but not required.
  • Excited about public programs and eager to work with the public.
  • Experience with audio/visual equipment welcomed.

    APPLICATION PROCESS Please email cover letter and resume to (see application details)

    SALARY RANGE Unpaid


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