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Volunteer opportunity description
This summer NYC Parks will be offering a free playground design workshop for inner city youth. We are actively seeking up to 7 summer interns who are currently juniors, seniors or graduate students of landscape architecture, urban planning, or open space management.
7 Internship positions available:
Queens Site: Al Oerter Recreation Center : 2
Manhattan Site: Hamilton Fish Recreation Center
Staten Island Site: Faber Recreation Center
Bronx Site: St. Mary's Recreation Center
Brooklyn Site: St. John's Recreation Center: 2
Candidate will: Participate as an intern in a multi-disciplinary project team, under the supervision of a Parks design and teen program staff. Assist team lead and student participants in the development of a plan, as well as creation and assemble of presentation materials for in-house and potential client design review meetings, project proposals, and public presentations. Experience in 3-d drafting and graphic software work on landscape design projects. Model-making in clay, paper, foam core, and wood in the design phases of landscape projects. Interest in working with and stewarding inner-city youth in design projects. Skills Required: Knowledge of Google Sketchup and the Adobe Creative Suite (version 3 or later) is required. Demonstrated self-motivation and the ability to work within a team structure. A keen understanding of open space and landscape architectural design process and documentation. An interest in further developing knowledge in landscape architecture and related pursuits.
Our volunteer needs
We need volunteers who are free at these times