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Paid work experience at NYC Parks

Green Applied Projects at Parks (GAPP) by NYC Department of Parks and Recreation

Actively recruiting

High School Equivalency (HSE or GED) prep, Internship or short-term job

Young adults, People with justice involvement

1 to less than 3 months, Daytime

Last updated on Jul 04, 2021

This 11-week program provides paid work experience for young adults to implement a team project in City parks

The NYC Parks Green Applied Projects at Parks provides the opportunity for 18- to 24-year-olds to join a Corps of young people committed to improving the City’s parks. Corps Members earn money and gain paid work experience by completing a Green Applied Project at a local park. Corps Members also receive weekly Metrocards and assistance with achieving educational and career goals.

Who it's for

You are eligible if you:

  • Are 18 to 24 years old
  • Are a New York City resident
  • Are legally authorized to work in the United States

You will be asked to provide the following documents:

  • Valid NYS Identification Card (Department of Motor Vehicles non-driver, NYS Benefit card, IDNYC card or Passport)
  • Original Social Security card


Participants work 40 hours per week for 11 weeks, with four days spent at work assignments and one day at job readiness workshops and HSE classes.

Next Steps

Email a resume and statement of interest (no more than 2 paragraphs) to