Community Relations Intern

New York, United States · Programming


Interning at the Park in the Sky!

Friends of the High Line’s internship program is committed to finding New Yorkers with big dreams and cultivating them into future industry leaders. Through our immersive, intensive, and inclusive 13-week program, we offer interns the opportunity to apply their current industry skill-set in a real-world setting while mapping out their future through comprehensive workforce development services including: professional development, work readiness, network building, and career planning. But, wait! It doesn’t stop there. We continue to offer career support for 12 months following the program based around educational advancement, job search, and job placement within your respective industry. It is our goal to serve as an incubator for our next generation of leaders by leveraging our resources and influence as one of the top cultural destinations in the country.

What will you be doing?

As the Community Relations intern, you will support Friends of the High Line’s Government and Community Relations Manager in expanding the High Line’s existing methods of outreach and engagement with the surrounding High Line neighborhoods and with communities throughout New York City.

You will assist in identifying community-based organizations and leaders, updating the community relations database, and developing structures to better promote High Line programs and initiatives. Your duties will also entail supporting the Volunteer and Community Relations Coordinator by assisting in the planning and coordination of FHL’s off-site presence at fairs and festivals, supporting neighborhood volunteer recruitment and communication efforts, and assisting the Volunteer and Community Relations Manager with daily administrative tasks. You will also support the Government and Community Relations Manager in the implementation of a community survey, as needed.

You will also be attending professional development workshops and networking events, have the opportunity to take paid certification courses, joining professional associations, creating your own long-term projects, and developing your employment portfolio. Special workforce development tasks and projects will arise as needed for your individual needs and growth.

You will report to the Internship Program Manager and the Government and Community Relations Manager.

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