Fellowship with New York City's Department of Parks and Recreation
The NYC Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking motivated and energetic applicants to become the next generation of leaders dedicated to public service and to protecting and enhancing New York City’s parks and natural resources. The NYC Parks Fellowship and Conservation Corps Program is a paid 40-week public service commitment that features professional placements within a diverse and dynamic city agency.
Participants work on substantive projects, including: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping of natural areas, supporting environmental education programs for New Yorkers of all ages, leading community engagement efforts, connecting New Yorkers to fitness and recreational opportunities, and more. These long-term placements provide valuable work experience, build momentum for NYC Parks, and supply much-needed assistance to Parks units seeking motivated participants eager to learn and apply new skills. Corps members also participate in regularly-scheduled professional development seminars and group projects that support Parks priorities, such as restoration of natural areas and community outreach activities.
Through this fellowship, Corps Members will help to care for City parks while gaining crucial work experience and exposure to careers in public service and the environmental sector. This paid fellowship program begins September 8, 2014.
Additional information on the NYC Parks Fellowship and Conservation Corps and program applications can be found at http://www.nycgovparks.org/opportunities/jobs/fellowships.
Applications are due March 21, 2014.
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We would be happy to answer questions.
Stephen Hart UVM ENVS '12
Hayley Small UVM ENVS '13