Internships

Agencies that offer internships to park and recreation students can post information on this page for free. Please e-mail announcements to john@cprs.org.

  • The Ranch (Belvedere-Tiburon Recreation), located in the San Francisco Bay Area has internship opportunities available for interested students in recreation programs and services, facilities, special events, general office administration and operations. The Ranch is a small recreation agency with less than 25 employees offering programs for children, adults, and seniors. Interns will receive one-on-one professional counseling, practical experience, gain valuable leadership and service skills. Interns are paid $14/hour. For more information, please contact the Assistant Recreation Director, Sherry Burchert at sburchert@theranchtoday.org.  

  • Parks Internship at Chico Area Recreation and Park District-One parks internship each spring, summer, and fall. Well rounded program with exposure to parks administration, budgeting, scheduling, hands-on parks and facilities maintenance and operations, special event planning and set-up, and capital projects. Click here to download application. For information, email Steve Visconti at: svisconti@chicorec.com

  • The City of Cotati, located in the Northern Bay Area has internship opportunities available for interested students in recreation programs and services, facilities, special events, general office administration and operations. Interns are paid $12/hour, up to 20 hours per week and the term is three to six months, generally coinciding with a college semester and summer schedule but can be modified with approval. For more information, please visit www.cotaticity.org/sections/employment

  • Located in beautiful North Lake Tahoe, Disabled Sports USA Far West has internship opportunities for both Recreation Therapy and Community Recreation internships for the 2015-2016 winter season. DSUSAFW provides adaptive snowsports instruction for individuals of all ages and disabilities. For more information on or inquiries about our internship opportunities visit us at www.disabledsports.net or contact Allison@disabledsports.net.

  • Each year the East Bay Regional Park District employs approximately two-dozen student interns. Under directionof a project supervisor, an intern is assigned to work on a specific project approximately 40 hours a week for a short term period of 10-12 weeks. Application materials may be downloaded from the District’s website at www.ebparks.org/job

  • City of Fremont Parks & Recreation - ongoing option - internships available for the Fall and Spring semesters. Some positions are paid, many are volunteer. Please e-mail Rena Dein, rdein@ci.fremont.ca.us to discuss the details.

  • The Isla Vista Recreation & Park District (next to UCSB campus)  has non-paid internship opportunities available that offer exposure to recreation and parks administration. Learn how each department of the District works, and how each department fits into the big picture of the Park District. Credits may be available through some schools. For more information, please email Internship Supervisor, Angela Kamm at akamm@ivparks.org

  • Richmond Police Activities League has several non-paid Internship opportunities available for students interested in developing their knowledge and skills in sports through working in our 8 weeks Junior Giants Program. Working closely with the RPAL Junior Giants Commissioner, Interns will gain valuable experience through planning and organizing our 2016 Junior Giants Program. Contact Jerry Anderson, Program Coordinator, janderson@rpal.org

  • Sacramento Children's Home has TR internship opportunities each semester and summer. $1500 stipend and certified RTC preceptor will supervise. Supervised by CTRS. E-mail John Glass at john.glass@kidshome.org

  • The City of San Leandro Recreation and Human Services Department has ongoing internship opportunities available to meet your recreation degree requirements or personal career enhancement goals. Interns will work closely with one or more Recreation Supervisors and may gain valuable experience in youth programs, summer camps, aquatics, sports, contract classes, special events, customer service, CLASS software, facility management, parks, program development, budgeting, marketing, commissions, and more. Please email sanleandrorec@sanleandro.org with a letter of interest, resume, references, and your internship and/or career goals. Some hours may be available for compensation.

  • The City of San Ramon Parks and Community Services Department is certified through the California Board of Recreation and Park Certification, Inc. as a site qualified to accept Therapeutic Recreation Interns who are prepared to complete 600 hours of internship work.  Under supervision of National and State certified Recreation Therapists, the program is designed to provide challenging work experiences in a municipal/community recreation setting while promoting an understanding of working in local government. The program is structured so that therapeutic interns will be exposed to active senior citizens, Alzheimer’s/dementia, blindness/visual impairments, deafness/hearing impairments, public school students, youth at risk, developmental disabilities, and the Department’s Inclusion program.  Learn more and apply online at https://www.calopps.org/ViewAgencyJob.cfm?ID=27360.