- August 27, 2023
The goal of a Recreation and Adventure Service Internship is to provide an intern with the opportunity to apply information and skills obtained in the classroom to real-life working situations. The internship also offers a robust opportunity to gain experience in planning, organizing, leading and evaluating various recreational programs. Furthermore, it provides the intern with a constructive review and evaluation of their skills and competencies; thus, allowing realistic direction to further professional development. Job descriptions for each intern will be tailored to their interests. Recreation internships are available throughout the year during the Summer, Fall and Spring semesters.
Internship opportunities are available in:
- Adventure Education
- Facility Management
- Fitness and Wellness
- Adult/Senior Activities and Events
- Youth/Teen Camps, Programs, and Events
Interns are not restricted to one area of interest and are encouraged to gain experience in multiple areas of expertise.
- Each eligible candidate shall complete an application
- Each eligible candidate shall include a current transcript of university course work. A minimum overall GPA of 2.0 is required
- Excellent organization, time management, and planning skills
- Willingness to adapt and work in high-energy environment
- Excellent interpersonal skills
Interns are representatives of Recreation and Adventure Services, their college/university and their community. The department is committed to providing each Intern with the highest on-the-job-training possible. In turn, each intern is responsible for making the most of this opportunity. Below is a list of required assignments each Intern must commit to, prior to and during an internship:
- Orientation - Learn departmental and property policies and operations.
- Special Project- The intern and intern supervisor will determine the type and scope of project. The intern will plan, organize, promote, implement, purchase supplies (if necessary) and present the project for evaluation.
- Class/Program Administration - The intern will program at least two different activities for the duration of the internship specific to their area of interest.
- Center/Program Observation - The intern will visit three recreation centers or programs and write a one-page report focusing on program variety, facility features and type of community addressed by the center or program.
- Special Events – The intern will be required to volunteer at a minimum of one property-wide Special Event.
- Additional Assignments - Throughout the internship, staff members will delegate assignments that are important to the success of operations and programs. Therefore, successful completion of all assigned tasks by the intern is required.
Education and Experience
Eligible candidates shall have taken university course work related to the internship opportunity
•Each eligible candidate shall complete an application
•Each eligible candidate shall include a current transcript of university course work. A minimum overall GPA of 2.0 is required
•Excellent organization, time management, and planning skills
•Willingness to adapt and work in high-energy environment
•Excellent interpersonal skills