Hudson River Park’s River Project has established a goal of training future environmental leaders, including through sponsoring internship opportunities to young adults. The internship programs give students and recent graduates environmental education and field science experience, mentorship and networking opportunities within NYC’s environmental field.
Environmental Education Internship
Are you energetic and passionate about educating diverse populations? Educators will lead Hudson River Park’s hands-on education programs to thousands of students and park patrons. Work with a creative and motivated team to deliver River science and wildlife programming, develop educational resources and mentor seasonal educators.
Field Science Internship
Do you enjoy field biology and have a knack for talking about science? Help to further estuary research and habitat enhancement projects in the Park. The coordinator will manage and analyze data from park research and citizen science projects, maintain scientific instruments and mentor summer staff as they collect data in the field.
High School Internship Program
Since 2014, Hudson River Park has partnered with City-As-School to offer local high school students hands-on work experience in the environmental field. City-As-School interns receive high school credit as they help the Park teach environmental programs and conduct a science project of their own design over a 10 week term. Each Spring City-As-School interns join our team, learning the ins and outs of environmental education, catch and release fishing, tank maintenance, basic animal husbandry, and environmental monitoring. They leave this career training experience with tangible environmental science and outreach skills and a better understanding of their interests.
- Steven Perallon, City-As-School Student
“One of the biggest things I’ve gained from interning at Hudson River Park is a new respect for the environment. I’ve come to learn how important it is to take care of the world we live in. I now also interact with people in a different way – not just at a social level but also on an educational level. I see daily interactions as an opportunity to learn from others as well as share my knowledge, something that would happen every day at the Park.”
- INCLUDES 2021 Internship Report