ABOUT FORT GREENE PARK CONSERVANCY:
The Fort Greene Park Conservancy (FGPC), in partnership with the City of New York and the
community, enhances Fort Greene Park’s function as one of Brooklyn’s primary green spaces and
strengthens the culturally diverse Fort Greene community through programming and park conservation.
FGPC’s free summer programming attracts over 20,000 attendees per year with a diverse portfolio
including music festivals, kids concerts, historic walking tours, horticultural volunteer events, and other
Brooklyn’s first official park, Fort Greene Park is a 30-acre public park owned and maintained by the
New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. It was first championed by the borough’s most
famous poet, Walt Whitman, and designed by the landscape architectural team of Frederick Law
Olmstead and Calvert Vaux. The park’s Stanford and White–designed Prison Ship Martyrs Monument is a
memorial and crypt for the more than 11,500 prisoners of war who died in captivity during the
Revolutionary War. Today, the park finds itself at the center of one of Brooklyn’s most diverse, vibrant
neighborhoods, and the Fort Greene Park Conservancy is uniquely positioned to serve as a cultural and
civic leader in the Borough.
The intern, along with FGPC and NYC Parks staff, will play a key role in enabling the summer operations
of Fort Greene Park: including event management, volunteer coordination, fundraising efforts, and
outreach efforts. In addition to day-to-day responsibilities, FGPC staff will work with interns to design
projects that will help advance key park initiatives, tailored to the individual’s interests and professional
goals. The internship will require close collaboration with players in both the private and public sectors
and is ideal for students interested in careers in the environment, city government, nonprofits, or urban
parks. Interns will be supervised primarily by FGPC staff, including Helen Song ’14, and, on occasion,
the Park Director and Chair of the Board.
Time commitment is 25-30 hours/week. All day Wednesday and flexible half days from mid-June
through mid-August (preferred 8 to 10 week commitment).
Housing is not provided. No car necessary, located by public transportation center of Brooklyn.
Transportation stipend is available upon request. Students are highly encouraged to apply in January and
February to be eligible for CES summer funding.
Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment and work independently as needed
Creativity and willingness to take initiative
Flexibility and willingness to work in variety of work environments (indoor/outdoor)
Event planning and communication skills are key
Familiarity with environmental and urban green space issues a plus
Experience or interest in philanthropy/fundraising helpful, but not required
Commitment to justice and inclusion, especially with regard to race, class, and gender
Please contact Helen Song if you have any questions and email resumes and cover letters to:
To speak to Ephs who previously participated in this internship, contact Jessica Munoz ’19 or Akuku