Application Deadline: July 2, 2015



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Daffodil Project Intern – Fall 2015


New Yorkers for Parks (NY4P) is the independent non-profit organization championing quality parks and open spaces for all New Yorkers in all neighborhoods.  We provide the tools that help communities build better parks for better neighborhoods.  For over 100 years, NY4P has advocated for all of the city’s parks, beaches and playgrounds.

Project and Responsibilities

The Daffodil Project is NY4P’s annual community planting and beautification project, a signature program that provides free daffodil bulbs to volunteer planters in all five boroughs and leads planting events with school children and volunteers across the city.  Led by NY4P, and in cooperation with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, this annual volunteer project serves as a living memorial to the victims of 9/11, a symbol of remembrance and an act of rebirth that engages New Yorkers in the revitalization of their communities.  Each fall, NY4P distributes hundreds of thousands of daffodil bulbs to New Yorkers representing many neighborhoods across the City. NY4P also coordinates 10 or more plantings with public schools and organizational partners.


The Daffodil Project Intern will support NY4P’s Director of Outreach and Programs and Community Outreach Coordinator in facilitating all aspects of the project, including organizing and conducting bulb giveaways in each borough, coordinating plantings at parks and schools, and working with community, corporate, and agency partners.


The Daffodil Project Intern:

  • Assists in planning event logistics and with day-of execution for bulb giveaways and planting events;
  • Maintains event data in Excel spreadsheets;
  • Manages project timeline, tracks long-term participation information, and records project outcomes;
  • Assists with transportation of bulbs and planting supplies to all events;
  • Maps locations of participant plantings on Google Maps;
  • Assists in responding to participant inquiries via phone and email; and
  • Carries out other duties as assigned.



Candidates should have experience in event planning and/or community outreach and must be comfortable working with a variety of people: school children and educators, corporate partners, community partners, etc.  Excellent writing and communication skills are required, and proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel programs is essential.  Spanish speaker preferred.  Prior horticultural experience is a plus.


A driver’s license and the ability to work weekends are essential.  Because the schedule varies week-by-week, the intern must have a flexible schedule.  The intern must be willing to start the work day early, get dirty at plantings and drive throughout the five boroughs.  He/she must be able to lift 30-40 pounds.  A sense of humor is appreciated!


Position dates: September 8th – November 20th 2015


Schedule varies week-to-week, and will generally require a minimum of 21 hours of work per week.  Compensation for the position will be at $12.00 per hour.


New Yorkers for Parks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


To apply, please send résumé, cover letter and a list of a few references as a single pdf attachment to Dora Armenta at no later than July 2nd, 2015.

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