Career Opportunities

Arthur V. Savage Internship

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 environmentally intelligent 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.

Specific 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 other outreach.
  • Advocacy – assist with PTNY’s advocacy efforts for state parks funding, funding for bike and pedestrian projects, and other park- and trail-related issues

Bike/Ped Planning Internship

Parks & Trails New York’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Internship offers an opportunity for graduate students, and recent graduates in community or urban planning, transportation planning, engineering or related fields to gain experience in all phases of multi-use trail and bicycle/pedestrian planning at the community level, including community outreach and public engagement, data gathering and analysis, mapping, drafting of final recommendations and planning documents, creation of supporting materials, and production of demonstration projects or other events related to planning projects.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and references (including a former employer or supervisor of volunteer work) by Thursday, August 31, 2017 to with the subject line “Bike/Ped Planning Internship.” Include proposed work schedule in cover letter.