Jobs, Internships & Fellowships


Urban Ecology Educator – Independent Contractor (Feb – June 2020)

Gowanus Canal Conservancy is seeking an Urban Ecology Educator to lead curriculum development and instruct in spring 2020 to support the pilot season of GCC’s new Urban Ecology program for elementary school students and teachers. See the full position description here.

Deadline to apply: January 15th, 2020

Gowanus Green Team Apprentice (May-August 2020)

Are you a high school sophomore looking to pursue an environmental career? Apply to be a Gowanus Green Team apprentice! The 2020 Gowanus Green Team will run from May through August 2020. Interviews will be conducted in April. See full position description.

Deadline to apply: March 20th 2020

Gowanus Green Team Senior Apprentice (May-August 2020)

Gowanus Canal Conservancy is hiring a part-time Senior Apprentice to help the Stewardship Coordinator lead and facilitate our 3 month environmental stewardship program, Gowanus Green Team. Ideally, we are looking to hire a Green Team apprentice alumni, however we are open to the right candidate. Activities will include working in outdoor urban green spaces including our Lowlands native plant nursery, tree beds, rain gardens, partner urban farms, and more. You must be passionate about working and learning in urban green spaces. This position is an opportunity to hone in your leadership, facilitation, organizational, interpersonal, community envisioning, time management, and horticulture skills. See full position description. Please send your resume and cover letter to

Deadline to apply: January 10th 2020



Nursery Fellow

Gowanus Canal Conservancy is looking for a Nursery Fellow to conduct propagation, stewardship, tracking, and research in our native plant nursery for the 2020 season. The flexible hours make this a good opportunity for a student, retiree, or someone looking to learn more about native plants, horticulture, or nursery production. See the full position description.

Environmental Education Intern or Volunteer  – Spring 2020


Gowanus Canal Conservancy is seeking 3 – 5 Environmental Education Interns or Volunteers to assist with our Urban Ecology Program for schools. Each intern/volunteer will work with small groups of K-5 students 1 – 2x per week from April – June and will be responsible for helping to prep, clean up, and facilitate each 90 minute program. See the full position description

Deadline to apply: Friday, January 10th, 2020