Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Freshkills Park seeks two Fall 2010 interns

The Freshkills Park team is seeking graduate students or qualified undergraduates to fill two internships for fall semester.

Position Title: Freshkills Park Communications and Special Events Intern

* Writing, editing and laying out the Freshkills Park newsletter
* Helping to coordinate and organize logistics for special on-and off-site events at various scales
* Conceptualizing and producing printed materials on constructed and natural features of the park
* Crafting and posting updates to our blog and web sites
* Opportunities to attend team meetings, interagency meetings and planning sessions

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:
* Strong experience in writing and graphic design
* Experience or education in marketing and event coordination
* Experience with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign
* Attention to detail
* An ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
* An interest in environmental studies and urban planning
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Position Title: Freshkills Park Green/Planning Research Intern

* Conducting research related to the continued planning of sections of the park
* Researching scientific institutional partners and potential sustainability project partners
* Assisting with grant research and writing
* Writing content for various park communications
* Acting as team representative at local talks and events centered around sustainability and planning
* Opportunities to attend team meetings, interagency meetings and planning session

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:
* Attention to detail
* An ability to work in a team environment as well as independently
* An interest in urban planning, environmental sustainability, development and/or public affairs

The internship is unpaid. Graduate students preferred but qualified undergraduates are encouraged to apply.School credit possible depending on school requirements. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to

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