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NYC Parks paid work for young people

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

Services Provided Internship or short-term job

Eligibility Justice-impacted individuals, Youth and young adults

Schedule 1 to less than 3 months, Daytime

Last Updated Last updated on Dec 08, 2022

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

Get paid to improve the City’s parks! 18 to 24 year-olds can earn money and gain work experience by completing an 11-week project at a local park with other young people. Corps Members will also get weekly Metrocards and assistance with achieving educational and career goals.

Who it's for Who it's for

You are eligible if you:

  • Are 18 to 24 years old
  • Live in NYC
  • Can legally 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

Duration and Length Duration and Length

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 two paragraphs) to gapp@parks.nyc.gov.

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