Jobs and Internship Opportunities with MWA's Alliance Partners

Volunteer, Paid Internship, Staff Opportunities with MWA partners

                                                                                    Not every opportunity will be this exciting.


For opportunities that exist at MWA please go to the separate posting HERE

We hope that you will consider looking into our website periodically for updates to information, to view our calendar of events, and to generally keep abreast of the exciting news that is making our waterfront so very vital.

We urge that you look into the extensive list of our registered 'Partners' for those NGO's who support our mission and vision. It is an constantly expanding group of wonderful people and great organizations.

We also hope that you consider subscribing to our biweekly informative and interesting electronic newsletter WaterWire. You will find it to be a wonderful resource!

If you have any questions please contact:
Louis Kleinman, Outreach Coordinator at Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance
Tel: 212-935-9831 xt 104.



To view each MWA Partner's mission click on the Organization's Name.

For MWA’s Partner needs, go directly to their own contact information in the below list.

Before you send a resume or e-mail we urge that you research each organization, and check their websites for their submission requirements.

We are pleased to be able to help both you and our partners by acting as a facilitator in this. But please note that other than it's own listings  MWA does not have a record of any group’s employment offerings.

We wish you every success in your search!


Job Opportunites with the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance Partners Follow Below




Christodora is a non-profit, non-sectarian operating foundation offering environmental education and leadership training to motivated New York City public school students. 

Christodora’s mission is to encourage the positive educational and developmental growth of New York City’s youth through stimulating educational and challenging outdoor programs 

To apply: Please e-mail your over letter (in the body of the email)l and resume to: with lastname_firstname and y our area of interest in the subject line (i.e. “Louv_Richard: Outdoor Educator”)



City Parks Foundation

City Parks Foundation’s (CPF) education department connects teachers, students and families to local parks by providing hands-on programs that meet specific community needs and public educational standards. We present classroom, after school and teacher-training programs in parks, schools and Recreation Centers across New York City. CPF uses parks as outdoor classrooms where students can learn core subjects and important life, critical-thinking and decision-making skills while discovering the natural world that exists right in their neighborhoods. Annually, our programs reach 6,000 students and community members and 600 teachers.

§ Coastal Classroom sparks learning through water-based lessons to students and community members along the Queens Waterfront and at Kaiser Park in Coney Island (Brooklyn) to introduce marine environments, support local estuary restoration efforts and reinforce key environmental concepts. Classes, sessions, and open family programs are offered between April and October.

Interested candidates should email cover letter and resume to: or send via regular mail to:

Education Search
City Parks Foundation
1234 Fifth Avenue, Room 232
New York, NY 10029

No calls or faxes, please. Only those individuals that are selected for interviews will be contacted.

Clearwater – Hudson River Sloop Clearwater

Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc. is a 501(c)3 tax exempt nonprofit, member-supported corporation whose mission is to preserve and protect the Hudson River, its tributaries and related bodies of water. Clearwater conducts innovative environmental programs, advocacy and celebrations to raise environmental awareness.



Earth Celebrations

Each year, Earth Celebrations launches in May it's annual Earth Celebrations' Hudson River Pageant: To restore the Hudson River and address climate change in New York City.

This ecological parade and performance art event features a magnificent parade of giant 15-foot river species puppets and spectacular costumes. Music, dance, performances, songs, and poetry, including an Oyster Garden Planting Ceremony, Live Fish Release, River Cleansing Ceremony, and a Boat Dance, highlighting the river, and its' species, habitats, and issues, are presented at the various piers and significant sites along the parade route, from the World Financial Center/ Marina to Gansevoort Street in the downtown portion of the Hudson River Park from 1-6pm.

Volunteers are always needed to help participate in the activities during the day, and to also help by working on the many costumes and puppets used during the event.

Contact: Earth Celebrations (212) 777-7969



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C.R.E.W. – East River CREW

East River C.R.E.W. is a nonprofit organization that promotes the stewardship of the East River waterways through educational and recreational activities. By engaging the community in on-going waterfront activities, East River C.R.E.W. aims to impart a love for and an understanding of the East River and its communities, preserving the river for generations to come.

Tori Gilbert, EdD
Community Recreation & Education on the Water



Entertainment Cruises

Entertainment Cruises offers a distinct portfolio of dining and sightseeing cruise experiences on New York Harbor. No other venue in New York can match our fantastic fusion of dining, entertainment, sightseeing and spectacular views of the famous Manhattan skyline.

Apply online at




Floating The Apple

Floating the Apple

Free to the Public, Floating the Apple offers traditional, wooden boat building year round and maintains a small fleet for 5 crew, sweep rowing for all ages, seasonally. Boats are launched from its boathouse dock into the cove flanked by the awesome Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.

A non-profit all volunteer organization serving community residents of New York
and New Jersey since 1992.

Call at: 212-564-5412



Governors Island Alliance

The Governors Island Alliance is a coalition of organizations and individuals working to celebrate the Island’s rich history, create memorable parks and public spaces, and ensure appropriate reuse of the Island and its historic structures. Since 1995, the Alliance has worked to return the Island to the people of New York.

To apply, please go tol At the same time please also send your resume, cover letter, a 1-2 page writing sample and any additional supporting materials to as PDF attachments with your name and “GIA Internship” in the subject line. Applications without all attachments will not be considered.




We are a team of certified green roof specialists. We design, engineer, install, and maintain green roof systems and green walls for our clients. We partner and collaborate with facilities managers, architecture & engineering firms, real estate owners & developers, and conventional roofing contractors serving the residential, commercial and industrial markets as well as public & private institutions. We love what we do, not just because our roofs are green and clean, but also because they make sound business sense.

For internship information, please send an email to



Harlem Community Development Corporation

Harlem Community Development Corporation (“Harlem CDC”), a New York State public benefit corporation, was created in 1995 to serve the greater Harlem community, including East Harlem, Central Harlem, West Harlem and Washington Heights, through planning and facilitating the development of a range of community development projects and revitalization initiatives and restore Upper Manhattan as an economically stable and culturally vibrant community.

To implement its mission, Harlem CDC targets the redevelopment of vacant or underutilized commercial and residential property and publicly-owned spaces. Its goal in this regard is to attract new businesses, retain and grow existing businesses, provide access to homeownership opportunities, create employment opportunities and improve the quality of life and the environment in partnership with Upper Manhattan residents, businesses and property owners and other agencies.

Harlem CDC also seeks to empower local Harlem businesses and entrepreneurs so that they can more fully participate in new and ongoing business opportunities.

Send resume to:

Ms Barbara Payos, Office Operations

When responding, please indicate “Urban Planning Internship (unpaid)” in the subject line.

Mail:  Harlem Community Development Corporation
         163 West 125th St., 17th Floor / New York, NY 10027



Harlem River Community Rowing - HRCR

Harlem River Community Rowing is committed to expanding waterfront access options for all New Yorkers and increasing the non-motorized boat presence—including traditional rowing and sculling, canoeing and kayaking—on the Harlem River. HRCR currently rows out of Roberto Clemente State Park, and we also operate as a "mobile boathouse", bringing our boats, equipment, and modular dock to on-water access points.




Lilac Preservation Project

The non-profit Lilac Preservation Project is restoring the 1933 steam-powered Lilac, a former Coast Guard lighthouse tender. She is New York's only historic steamship, is on the National Register of Historic Places, and eligible to be a National Historic Landmark. Lilac offers educational and cultural programs related to maritime history while looking forward to the day when she brings steam back to the Hudson.

Mary Habstritt, Museum Director   / 917-709-5291



Long Island City Community Boathouse - LICCBH

The LIC Community Boathouse is playing a critical part in revitalizing Long Island City, and is reconnecting residents and local business people with their estuary.

The mission of the all-volunteer Long Island Community Boathouse is to provide western Queens residents, employees, and visitors with educational and recreational paddling programs. Our programs raise awareness about estuary ecology with the goal of restoring the natural beauty and health of New York Harbor for today’s and future generations.

Express your interest by email to: Victoria Olson, Chair.



Long island Kayak Club - LIKC

The Most Active Kayaking Club on Long Island with OVER 100 Scheduled Trips per year ( more than all other clubs in the area combined!)

Scheduled Trips EVERY WEEKEND from April to October - (weather permitting). The most economical way to learn kayaking SAFELY AND EFFICIENTLY and progress from novice to expert. A great way to meet and socialize with other people who enjoy kayaking.

Nick DeNezzo   (631) 691-2396


Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance - MWA

Mission Statement
The Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance works to transform the New York and New Jersey Harbor and Waterways to make them cleaner and more accessible, a vibrant place to play, learn and work with great parks, great jobs and great transportation for all. 

Vision Statement 
The Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance envisions a New York and New Jersey harbor and waterways alive with commerce and recreation; where sailboats, kayaks and pleasure craft share the waterways with commuter ferries, barges and container ships; where beautiful, cared-for parks are connected by affordable waterborne transit; where there are dozens of exciting waterfront destinations that reflect the vitality and diversity of the great metropolis that surrounds it; a waterfront that is no longer walled off by highways and rails, or by private luxury residences; a waterfront that is a shared precious resource and is accessible to all. MWA is a leadership organization that will make this vision real for our region.

Please forward resumes and letters stating interests and experience to Please indicate your position interest in the subject line of your email (i.e.: Internship, Volunteer, Staff position).



MOS Collective

The MoS Collective: The Masters of Succession.

We are a group of citizens moving the global bottom line toward healthy water, air and soil.

It is possible that we can intentionally design and stimulate what lays in our wake to be successive. To leave a better trace. Instead of guiltily creating pollution with our every key stroke and step we can live so our by-products are building and creating abundance around us.

The MoS Collective at events provides playful experiential activities that seek to achieve this global bottom line.

Free to join! Free to collaborate! Free to participate!

Contact: Dee Dee Muacher, Director and Founder / 917-716-7726




Museum of the City of New York - MCNY

The Museum of the City of New York: Where the Past Informs the Future

The Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City. It serves the people of New York and visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections.

To apply, plese visit the Museum’s website, , click on Support on the top bar, then click on Volunteers and Interns in the column to the right



New York Aquarium

Connecting people to wild nature.

Head out to Coney Island to learn about the undersea world at the New York Aquarium. Check out the new Conservation Hall exhibit, featuring the aquatic life of coral reefs, freshwater lakes, and flooded forests. Watch penguins, walruses, and sea otters work with their trainers during daily feeding demonstrations, and enjoy our Sea Lion Celebration enrichment and training sessions at the Aquatheater.

To apply send application, cover letter and resume to:
Richard Blankfein
Dive & Animal Volunteer Coordinator
New York Aquarium
Surf Ave at West 8th St. / Brooklyn, NY 11224

Or email to:
Subject in email: AHT Internship Program



New York Harbor School

New York Harbor School provides a college-preparatory education built upon New York City's maritime experience.

Educational Principles:

1. The marine world provides an ideal forum for an education based on excellence, discipline and interdependence.
2. Hands-on, inquiry-based learning in a natural environment stimulates curiosity, critical thinking, and vision, all of which lead to improved academic performance.
3. All students have the desire and intellect to reach their highest academic standards when given the right opportunities and clear expectations.

Small schools allow students a larger stake in decision making, as well as increased personal attention, alternative assessments, and easier access to the staff.

Email:   Tel: 212-458-0848


New York League of Conservation Voters - NYLCV

NYLCV: Elect for the Environment

Recycling newspapers and buying energy efficient light bulbs are good steps to help our environment. But big problems like unhealthy air, water pollution and habitat destruction cannot be solved by individuals alone. We need effective government at the local, state and federal levels – and that’s why the best way to protect the environment is to elect leaders of both parties who will fight for it.

At this intersection of politics and the environment, the signpost reads: the New York League of Conservation Voters. For more than two decades, NYLCV has been on the front lines in Albany, Washington and in towns and counties across New York, fighting for environmental laws and leaders. We help shape legislation, mobilize advocates, hold elected officials accountable and wage campaigns to elect allies of the environment.

To apply: 
Please send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to



NY-NJ Harbor Coalition

NY-NJ Harbor Coalition

The NY-NJ Harbor Coalition is a campaign of local and national advocacy organizations focused on transforming our region's waterways into a truly world-class harbor and estuary with waterfront parks, ecological health and critical infrastructure to meet the economic, environmental and recreational needs of the 22 million residents of the nation’s largest, most diverse urban area.

We are always in need of volunteers to with our many advocacy programs and we would welcome your application.

To apply:
Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample to



New York Rowing Association - NYRA


The New York Rowing Association, (NY Rowing) is dedicated to bringing the benefits of rowing to young people through community and school based programs. We believe that rowing is a powerful tool for building self-confidence, inner strength, and a solid path to pursuing higher education.

Since 2004 NYRA has introduced rowing to:

• Youth (boys and girls) from local high schools
• Individuals with special needs such as sensory and physically challenged
• Adults of all levels of ability through recreational and competitive programs

NYRA is also committed to the Greater New York Community and provides rowing programs for youth and adults, novice to elite skill levels. NYRA is rapidly becoming one of the largest rowing organizations in the United States with three sites currently under its management in New York City, Bergen County, NJ and Westchester County.

Please forward your resume and reference to Rebecca Lam at for consideration.

For more information please contact the office at 212-277-8018



New York Restoration Project - NYRP

New York Restoration Project (NYRP) carries out Founder Bette Midler’s dream of a cleaner, greener New York City. To that end, NYRP restores, revitalizes and develops under-resourced parks and community gardens throughout the city’s five boroughs, working to ensure that every New York City resident, family and neighborhood has access to vibrant, green spaces. By providing enriching educational and community programming, NYRP also works to instill both individual and civic respect for nature and responsibility for contributing to New York City’s environmental sustainability.

For information contact: 212-333-2552   E-Mail:




Poop Project

The People's Own Organic Power Project (The POOP Project) uses art, education and humor to heal the cultural shame that makes potty talk taboo, promoting critical conversations about sustainable sanitation for the person, planet, and world community.

For information contact:
Shawn “The Puru” Shafner (Founder and Artistic Director)   1-855 WE ALL GO (932-5546)



Randall’s Island Park Alliance - RIPA

The Randall's Island Park Alliance - RIPA, (Originally - The Randall’s Island Sports Foundation), was founded in 1992 to act as stewards of Randall’s Island Park, in public-private partnership with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. The Foundation, in conjunction with City leadership and the local community, works to realize the Island’s unique potential by developing sports and recreational facilities, restoring its vast natural environment, reclaiming and maintaining parkland, and sponsoring free programs for the children of New York City.

Email cover letter & resume to




River Project

The River Project is a marine science field station founded in 1986 at Pier 26 in Tribeca, on the lower west side of Manhattan, in New York City. The River Project works to protect and restore the ecosystem of the Hudson River estuary through scientific research, hands-on environmental education, and urban habitat improvement.

The River Project's programs and interactive exhibits expand public understanding of the estuary and inspire people to appreciate the ecosystem they live in. An intimate view of what is at the waterfront and beneath the surface contributes to a sense of well-being for urban residents and to the perception of New York City as a viable place to live and work.

Contact: 212-233-3030  email:


Row New York

Row New York empowers young people from New York City’s under-resourced communities to build strength, gain confidence, and pursue excellence through the unique sport of rowing.

Contact: for a full job description and details on how to apply.

For information telephone: 212-330-7686


South Street Seaport Museum

The Seaport Museum New York is an unconventional history museum that celebrates the extraordinary intersection of land and water that caused our great city to take root in lower Manhattan. Experience history first-hand and discover the ongoing story of New York City – its boldness, creativity and diversity – through exhibits, landmark buildings and historic ships on the site of the city’s original port.

Designated by Congress as America’s National Maritime Museum in 1998, the Seaport Museum New York is located in a 12 square-block historic district on the East River in Lower Manhattan, the site of the original port of New York City.

The Museum is comprised of over 30,000 square feet of exhibition space and educational facilities in New York City’s largest concentration of restored early 19th-century commercial buildings. The Museum houses exhibition galleries, a working 19th-century print shop, an archaeology center, a maritime library, a craft center, a marine life conservation lab, and the largest privately-owned fleet of historic ships in the country.

In addition to an array of permanent and temporary exhibitions, the Museum provides curriculum-based educational, youth, social service, family and public programs that bring the history and culture of the seaport to life. 

Contact:   212-748-8600

SS United States Conservancy

The SS United States Conservancy is a national nonprofit organization founded in 2004. The Conservancy seeks to preserve and revitalize the SS United States, the largest and fastest ocean liner ever built in her namesake's country. The Conservancy works to ensure that the nation’s flagship will endure for future generations as the ultimate expression of the United States Merchant Marine and American transatlantic passenger shipping. The organization is developing plans to re-purpose the vessel as a multi-purpose stationary attraction in a large metropolitan waterfront.

Empoyment page link:

Internship opportunitities are available on an ongoing basis.
Please e-mail resume and cover letter to

You may also contact: Sarah at




Staten Island Museum

It is the mission of the Staten Island Museum to document, research, preserve, collect, interpret and exhibit significant objects and themes in the areas of natural science, art and local history, with the goal of educating, celebrating and enriching the community of Staten Island in particular, and the New York Metropolitan region in general.

Please submit a letter of interest and a resume to:
Renee Bushelle, Internship and Volunteer Coordinator
75 Stuyvesant Place
Staten Island, NY 10301    Tel: 718-727-1135



Waterfront Museum

The Waterfront Museum - a floating classroom and showboat barge pioneering quality programs on the water highway in your own backyard

The Mission of the Hudson Waterfront Museum is to:
• Provide public access to the New York Harbor for use and enjoyment by the general public.
• Provide free and low-cost opportunities for education, exhibition, and the performance arts.
• Provide a unique facility capable of showcasing Red Hook’s positive aspects and creating a cultural destination.
• Provide an educational curriculum and maritime/environmental education program for schools and organizations.
• Collaborate with businesses and community groups to strengthen the quality of Red Hook’s revitalization.
• Promote our rich maritime heritage via the historic preservation of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Barge #79 and advocate for developing additional docking facilities for historic vessels at town docks along our water highway.

Send letter of interest with resume and/or reference to   Tel: 718-624-2719 ext 11



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