Central Park Conservancy, a private, not-for-profit organization, was formed in 1980 by a group of concerned citizens determined to improve Central Park. Today, we manage Central Park under a contract with the City of New York. Over its 160-year history, the Park has experienced several cycles of restoration and decline. The era of decline in the 1960s and 1970s led to Central Park Conservancy’s formation. Central Park Conservancy is uniquely qualified to prevent future declines and ensure the Park’s care for current and future generations.
Thanks to the generosity of many individuals, corporations, foundations, and the City of New York, Central Park Conservancy has invested nearly $700 million to date into the Park, making it a model for urban parks worldwide. We provide 75% of Central Park’s $57 million annual operating budget, and are responsible for all aspects of Park maintenance, as well as capital improvements and restorations.
Central Park Conservancy’s Horticultural Sciences College Internship provides students with the opportunity to work side-by-side with Central Park Conservancy staff, building important life and career skills, better understanding the role they have in protecting living landscapes, and learning more about the complexity of managing an urban park that receives over 40 million visits a year.
This is a 10-week internship, June 1, 2015 – August 6, 2015.
Interns work Monday – Thursday, from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm, at a rate of $14 an hour. Housing and transportation are the responsibility of the intern.
Contact Skidmore alumni Alexander Egan, ’07 for Application:
aegan @ centralparknyc.org
Skidmore listing from Alexander Egan, ’07