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Recreation Sports Fitness Intern

Company: NYC Parks
Location: New York
Posted on: March 14, 2018

Job Description: 2018 NYC SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM PARKS & RECREATION-028 Contact: Leslie Nusblatt Phone: (see application details) Fax: (see application details) Email: (see application details) AGENCY DESCRIPTION NYC Parks' mission is to plan resilient and sustainable parks, public spaces, and recreational amenities, build a park system for present and future generations, and care for parks and public spaces to benefit New Yorkers across the five boroughs. Through an effort to improve the quality, accessibility, efficiency and sustainability of our city parks, the Mayor's office has funded a number of equity initiatives including: Community Parks Initiative NYC Parks' Community Parks Initiative, at the center of the Mayor's plan, is completely redesigning and reconstructing 67 parks in neighborhoods across the city with the greatest needs-with a number from the original 30 opening in 2018, more than half are in construction. Parks Without Borders NYC Parks is also leading in innovative park design with Parks Without Borders, a new design approach that focuses on improving park entrances, edges, and spaces adjacent to parks. By extending parks into communities, Parks Without Borders will improve public realm. Anchor Parks Under Anchor Parks, the city selected eight parks that have historically received underinvestment, high surrounding population, and potential for park development. The Anchor Parks program is part of NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver's Framework for an Equitable Future, a commitment to create thriving public spaces for all New Yorkers. The work of the agency goes far beyond the maintenance of New York City's parks. Parks is the City's leading programmer of cultural, athletic and social activities, including nature walks, concerts, learn-to-swim classes, sports clinics, historic house tours, and much more. Each year Parks hosts annual events such as WinterJam, Street Games, Adventures NYC, and the Fall Field Day. In addition, Parks produces many special events, concerts and movie premieres, as well as providing free rental equipment for skating, baseball, and miniature golf. The NYC Parks Commissioner is appointed by the Mayor to oversee and direct the work of the agency. The Commissioner appoints Deputy Commissioners, Borough Commissioners, and Assistant Commissioners who are responsible for managing the agency's divisions. These senior officials supervise the work of thousands of Parks employees. They work with elected officials to complete capital improvements for parks, playgrounds, and recreation centers. They work with the private sector to sponsor free public events. They get the community involved in Parks through volunteer initiatives and educational and athletic programming in recreation and nature centers. They prepare Parks' budget and monitor the work of Parks' ice- skating rinks, golf courses and other concessions. UNIT DESCRIPTION Our mission is to enable all New Yorkers to lead physically active and intellectually challenging lives through sports, fitness, outdoor adventure, technology, education, and the arts. Parks offers a wide array of recreation programs for children, teens, adults, seniors and families. There are 36 Parks recreation centers and hundreds of events and programs that NYC Parks' Recreation Division hosts annually throughout Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island and the Bronx. POSITION TITLE Recreation Sports Fitness Intern INTERNSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES The intern will work with Recreation staff in planning, implementing and maintaining sports, fitness and outdoor adventure programs for New Yorkers of all abilities. They will work with communities, recreation centers and borough operations to promote and recruit participants for planned programs. Interns will help to ensure that the programs are consistent, professional and serve community needs. QUALIFICATIONS / SPECIAL SKILLS / AREAS OF STUDY Applicants for this position must demonstrate good oral communication skills, strong writing skills, and have good working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Excel, and PowerPoint. Applicants must also be able to work with a diverse group of people and demonstrate (or demonstrate a familiarity with) coaching skills/abilities. Applicants will develop various curricula to meet facility needs, facilitate skill development among participants/staff and evaluate outcomes and objectives during and after program implementation. Applicants must be able to work both independently and in groups. Applicants must be willing to travel via public transportation throughout New York City. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This is a full-time (35 hours per week) internship. College majors from a variety of disciplines welcomed, including, but not limited to: Sports Management, Physical Education, Child Development, Sociology, Education and Public Health. APPLICATION PROCESS Please email cover letter and resume to (see application details) SALARY RANGE Unpaid

Keywords: NYC Parks, New York, Recreation Sports Fitness Intern, Other, New York, New York

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