Internships are a great way to gain experience in professions that you are potentially interested in studying at college.
New York Historical Society
The New-York Historical Society, through the generous support of the Pinkerton Foundation, offers the Student Historian Internship program for high school students in grades 10, 11, and 12 in the tri-state area. N-YHS is able to offer a select number of New York City high school students compensation for participating in the Student Historian Internship Program. All applicants attending NYC high schools will be considered for this opportunity, but unpaid internships may be offered to candidates who are not offered paid positions.
American Museum of Natural History
High School Internship Program
Brooklyn Botanical Garden
Horticulture Education Internships
Science Research High School Internships
Children’s Museum of Manhattan
High School Internships: Grades 10-12th
City Parks Foundation
Internships working in environmental education, forest management, or field research.
Council on the Environment
Training Student Organizers Program
Students engage their peers and citizens in water conservation, solid waste reduction, energy conservation programs in neighborhoods and schools.
Harlem River Ecology Center
A learn-to-earn program with opportunity for individuals 15 and up to receive training and get hands-on experience.
Manhattan District Attorney’s Office
Educational summer internships with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office
New York City Department of Parks & RecreationInternship Program: Hands-on work experience in a variety of park offices and recreation centers.
New York Academy of Science
Science Research Training Program
An eight week summer science research internship and academic enrichment program for motivated, science-oriented high school students. Full and partial scholarships are available.
Urban Park Rangers
These internships provide students with an opportunity to learn about environmental conservation in a team setting. Students travel to various areas in all five boroughs to complete conservation projects, education peers, and learn more about science. http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_opportunities/internships/upr_urban_environ_educ.html
The River Project Marine Biology Internship Program
Smithsonian Institution- Cooper Hewitt Design Museum
This unpaid internship offers a general overview of museum departments.
Student Conservation Association
SCA Conservation Work Crew Program
Forest Project Summer Collaborative for Bronx and Manhattan 10th-12th grades
The American Museum of Natural History
Central Park Conservancy
Green Guides & Park Greeters http://www.centralpark.com/page.php?pid=9
Children’s Museum of Manhattan
Summer Volunteer as an assistant teacher at a day camp
Work with environmental education programs
Nature Conservancy of New York
New York Aquarium
The New York Aquarium’s Animal Husbandry Department Volunteer Program. Osborn Laboratories of Marine Sciences (OLMS) housed at the New York Aquarium affords volunteer participants with unique opportunities to work in active marine science laboratories.
New York Botanical Garden
Gardening and Horticulture
New York Hall of Science Career Ladder http://www.nyhallsci.org/nyhs-education/ed-scienceladder.html
Partnerships for Parks
Horticulture opportunities throughout the 5 boroughs
South Street Seaport Museum
Grades 10-12; help run activities, programs and tours for the museum http://www.southstseaport.org/education/intern.shtm
Wave Hill Woodland and Community Volunteering Saturdays in April, May, September and October
Training, Apprenticeships and Support Services
Battery City Parks Conservancy
The BCPC Master Angler Program allows volunteers to take part in a free training course to learn how to fish and work with younger students in their GO FISH program.
Magnolia Tree Earth Center
Brooklyn Environmental Worker Training Program
Minority High School Summer Apprenticeship Program A program for 9th and 10th grade under represented minorities, developed by Brookhaven National Laboratory (NY). Apprenticeships in environmental and other science disciplines, July-August.
National Hispanic Environmental Council
Provides scholarships for Hispanic teens to attend Environmental conference
Queens Botanical Garden
Young Citizen Pruners & Youth Job Training Programs. Offered in Spring and Fall. Some summer programs, teens for neighborhood trees.
Youth run worldwide organization that uses technology to inspire connect and educate people worldwide about environmental issues. They host education workshops and annual conference at AMNH http://www.youthcanworld.org/