Internship Opportunity with Statewide Environmental Organization Parks & Trails New York

The Arthur V. Savage Internship Program offers an opportunity for undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates to work in Albany with the Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) staff to shape policies, organize grassroots constituents and provide stewardship for parks, trails, and other outdoor recreational facilities. The program provides interns with valuable insight and first-hand experience in the environmental field.

PTNYSpecific Responsibilities: Assist with a variety of program, research, communications, and outreach tasks related to protecting, promoting and enhancing New York’s parks and trails.

Projects include:

  • Events – assist in organizing and promoting the statewide I Love My Park Day, Canal Clean Sweep, and Park and Trail Advocacy Days.
  • Communications – assist with print and e-publications, website content and production, and otheroutreach.
  • Advocacy & Research – assist with PTNY’s advocacy efforts for state parks funding, funding for bike and pedestrian projects, and other park- and trail-related issues.

Qualifications/Skills: Well organized, excellent oral and written communications skills, multi-tasker, strategic thinker, experience with Microsoft Office and web-based tools. Demonstrated interest/experience in environmental, conservation, parks, trails, and/or bicycle/pedestrian issues.

Hours: Part-time, approximately 20 hours/week, beginning late August and running through December with the possibility of continuing in the spring. Hours are flexible in terms of days and times but must be within regular work week hours (M-F, 9-5).

Work Environment: Friendly and hard-working staff. Casual atmosphere.

Compensation: $10-$12 per hour, based on experience. May be used for college internship requirements.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and references (including a former employer or supervisor of volunteer work) by July 30, 2016 to with the subject line “ASI Internship.” Include proposed work schedule in cover letter.


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