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Staff Positions


We are now accepting applications for winter and spring 2022 internships. We can’t wait to meet you! To apply, please email your resume and a thoughtful cover letter outlining your skills, experience, and interest to

This intern will regularly interact with businesses, non-profits
and neighbors to advance Friends’ mission and involve all parties.
This is an exploratory internship with the ability to combine the interests of the student and the needs of the organization.

Read the full position description here.

If you have an interest in dendrology, GIS, or urban forest management and want an internship that will have you hauling trees instead of getting coffees, this is for you! This student will gain experience in not only urban forest management, but also in the inner workings of nonprofits and responsible community engagement.

Read the full position description here.


The Green Team focuses on the care and maintenance of young trees that Friends has planted in the Garfield and Burton Heights areas within the past two years.

If you’re between the ages of 16-24, and are interested in working in the fresh air this summer and exploring green careers (think forestry, landscaping, tree maintenance, civil and environmental engineering, and agriculture!) then this opportunity could be for you!

For the application, click here. 

Board Membership

Friends seeks to engage a wide cross-sector of our community to ensure that our organization is reflective of the diversity of the neighbors we serve. We are looking for neighbors to take a deeper step with us as committee members and potential board members.

If you have an interest in helping grow our tree canopy and park landscape, making the benefits of green spaces available to all, let us know here!

Please note: No person shall be excluded from Friends of Grand Rapids Parks’ services, employment, or volunteer participation because of ethnicity, race, national origin, age, height, weight, genetic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, economic circumstance, veteran status, physical and/or mental abilities/characteristics, philosophy/religion, or any other status that is protected by State of Michigan or federal law or by local ordinance.