Arthur V. Savage Internship Program

To honor the life and legacy of one of New York State’s most influential environmentalist, Parks & Trails New York established the Arthur V. Savage Internship Program.


Arthur V. Savage (1926-2012) was a distinguished lawyer-conservationist, with a particular devotion to the preservation of open spaces and public parks in New York State. During the last half of the 20th century, Art co-founded or led a large number of nonprofit organizations that helped shape environmental laws, protect natural resources, and educate the public about conservation values.

A 20-year Director of Parks & Trails New York, Art received the George W. Perkins Award in 2003 for his outstanding parks and conservation leadership.

About the Program

This program provides an opportunity for undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates with degrees in environmental studies to work in Albany with the PTNY staff to:

  • Shape policies
  • Organize grassroots constituents
  • Provide stewardship for parks and other outdoor recreational facilities

PTNY’s multi-pronged approach to expanding, protecting, and promoting New York’s parks and trails provides a myriad of professional opportunities for environmentalists and planners in the early stages of their careers.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and references (including a former employer or supervisor of volunteer work) by August 23, 2019 to with the subject line “ASI Internship.” Include proposed work schedule in cover letter.