Urban Resources Initiative Internship Program



Currently accepting applications for Summer 2017 semester on a rolling basis. 

Interns have the opportunity to play a key role in various projects relating to program development, innovative pilot projects or research to support a restoration of Baltimore’s urban parks, natural resources, and neighborhoods. Projects are involved in research and development, youth education and training, and community building with nonprofits, community organizations, and local government agencies like the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks. These projects help to broaden interns’ understanding of urban natural resource and neighborhood revitalization issues, as well as the link between their classroom learning and career development. Interns have a strong record of serving Baltimore, enhancing urban parks and natural resources, and achieving academic and professional success.

Parks & People invites undergraduates and graduate students to apply to and participate in a transformative internship program for the spring, summer or fall terms. The Urban Resource Initiative Internship Program is a partnership between the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks, the Parks & People Foundation, and area universities to provide interns for priority projects in Baltimore parks. 

For a full description of each project, please click here

Available Summer 2017 projects with the Baltimore Department of Recreation & Parks:

  • Weed Warriors Program Tracking & Outreach
  • Graphic Design for Park Signage
  • Landscape Design Intern
  • Park or Recreation Center User Survey
  • Carrie Murray Nature Center Internships
  • Park Events Programming Intern
  • Volunteer Advisory Council Coordinator Marketing Intern
  • Graphic Design for Park Promotional Materials
  • Photography Intern
  • Cylburn Arboretum and Mansion Internships
  • Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory “Guide By Cell” Internship

Available Summer 2017 projects with Parks & People Foundation:

  • SuperKids Camp Environmental Experience Intern
  • SuperKids Camp Environmental Education Intern
  • Branches Youth Employment Assistant Team Leader Intern
  • Urban Ecology Curriculum Fellow (Baltimore Ecosystem Study)


  • Semester internship: 180 hours; 10-12 weeks; 15-18 hours/week
  • Most internships are unpaid; paid internships contingent upon funding
  • Academic credit may be applicable; see your academic advisor or internship office. 
  • For priority consideration, apply before April 22nd (applications received until positions filled)

For more information, contact Dr. Edward Orser, URI Program Manager.

To apply, please complete the online application found here.

Be advised that the application asks for the following:

1) Resume       2) Letter of interest    3) Faculty academic advisor contact information