Northern Manhattan Parks


Summer Youth Employment Program (S.Y.E.P.,) Assistant and Volunteer/ Research Coordinator.

Four (4) positions

Six (6) week or twelve (12) week internships available





Manhattan Parks and Recreation/ Operations and Maintenance Division:

This unit is responsible for repair and maintenance of all park properties and regulation of all park events and activities.


Other agencies/ organizations involved in this program:

The Department of Parks and Recreation (D.P.R.) works with The Summer Youth Employment Program (S.Y.E.P.,) which is operated by the Department of Youth and Community Development (D.Y.C.D.). When S.Y.E.P. participants are assigned to Parks their work in the park makes a big difference if they are scheduled, monitored, trained and tasked appropriately.

Park volunteers usually come from Partnerships for Parks and are a variety of corporate groups, community members and not-for-profit organizations that want to make a difference in our parks.



This internship provides supervising and coordinating experience, teen-mentoring skills and some specialized skills in horticulture, Geographic Information Systems and Operations Management. Each intern will help encourage and monitor our S.Y.E.P. participants and our volunteers to ensure that all activities are safe and engaging so that we can get the most out of both resources.


The two interns we are seeking will help us to work with Partnerships for Parks and the Summer Youth Employment Program  in Ft. Tryon, Anne Loftus, Inwood Hill Park, Isham Park and Dyckman Fields in Northern Manhattan near the Hudson River. Four (4) interns will have a morning in Ft. Tryon, Monday – Friday with some Saturdays for at least 20 hours per week, (see more details regarding schedule and duties attached.)




  • Full-time College student, recent college graduate or part-time college student with at least 2 years experience working in a position with the following types of duties:

o       Clerical, customer relations

o       Knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs like Word and Excel

o       Data entry experience or ability to type 50 WPM.


Preferred skills:

  • 30 College credits, knowledge of Arc Map or AutoCAD a plus,
  • experience using independent judgment or supervising with an energetic and enthusiastic personality,
  • Interest in: not-for-profit management, youth and child development, or operations management, horticulture, forestry, geographic information systems, ecology, engineering, or conservation biology/ ecology, are a definite plus but we will accept a detail oriented person with goals and dreams in any career field related to government.



Be ready to learn about NYC Parks and grasp the city by its roots!


CONTACT PERSON: please list here who will be responsible for receiving resumes etc. name, phone number and email


Terese Flores

Parks and Recreation Manager

Northern Manhattan Parks

24 W. 61st Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10023

Phone: 212-408-0261 Fax: 212-408-0202