The Daffodil Project Intern

Organization: New Yorkers for Parks

Posted: July 15, 2019 | Closing: July 17, 2019

Job Description

Daffodil Project Intern – Fall 2019
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
outreach program that provides free daffodil bulbs to New Yorkers in all five boroughs, and involves
planting events with school children and volunteers across the city. Led by NY4P, and in cooperation
with NYC Parks, this annual volunteer project serves as a living memorial to the victims of 9/11.
Each fall, NY4P distributes hundreds of thousands of daffodil bulbs to New Yorkers. NY4P also
coordinates plantings with public schools and organizational partners.
In carrying out its organization-wide programming, NY4P relies on connections sustained via the
Daffodil Project to community organizations and other neighborhood stakeholders working on the
ground in their neighborhood parks. These relationships help inform our research, community
engagement and advocacy efforts. In addition to the Daffodil Project, NY4P works each year to
connect with, and support local park groups through our broader outreach work.
The Daffodil Project Intern will support NY4P’s Director of the Daffodil Project, and the Director
of Outreach and Programs in facilitating all aspects of the Daffodil Project and additional community
outreach tasks as needed.
The Daffodil Project Intern:
 Assists in planning Daffodil Project event logistics and with day-of execution for bulb
giveaways in each borough, planting events at parks and schools, and working with
community, corporate, and government partners;
 Maintains Daffodil Project event data in Excel spreadsheets;
 Assists with Project timeline, tracks long-term participation information, and records Project
 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 or related fields
and must be comfortable working with a variety of people: community organization and individual
partners, school children and educators, and corporate partners. Associate’s Degree or beyond
preferred, but an equivalent mix of educational experience will be considered. Strong writing and
excellent communication skills are required, and proficiency with Microsoft Suite and Google Drive
are essential. Spanish and/or Chinese speaker preferred. Prior horticultural experience is a plus.
Candidates must have current authorization to work in the United States.
The ability to work weekends in September, October, and November is essential. Because the
schedule varies week-by-week, the intern must have a flexible schedule. The intern may be asked to
occasionally work during evening events. The intern must be willing to start the work day early, and
get dirty at distributions and plantings. The intern must be able to lift 30-40 pounds. A sense of
humor is appreciated!
Position dates: September 3rd – November 22nd, 2019
Schedule varies week-to-week, and will generally require an average of 14 hours of work per week.
Compensation for the position will be $15.00 per hour.
New Yorkers for Parks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
To apply, please send résumé, cover letter, and a list of at least two references in a single pdf
attachment to Gabriella Cappo at Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis,
submission period closes on July 17th, 2019 at 5 p.m.

How to Apply

55 Broad Street
23rd Floor

< View All Job Listings