The Crystal Lake Park District offers two internships per year for university students in their senior year majoring in Parks, Recreation and Tourism. The selected interns will be expected to commit to 40 hours per week for 14 weeks. This program is designed to provide the intern with firsthand knowledge and understanding of public recreation agencies. Students will be provided the opportunity to integrate and apply knowledge, theory and understanding from the academic setting to the working environment.
Interns are allowed to witness and assist in many of the different job aspects that public recreation agencies provide and will work with and for different supervisory staff during their internship. •Program planning as it relates to starting new programs, supervising current programs and evaluating past programs. Direct leadership skills will be emphasized as students actually conduct programs and special events. •Facility management that includes programming, staff scheduling, supervision, maintenance, marketing and public relations. •Customer relations as intern become involved with countless number of patrons and guests. •Park administration, which includes budgeting, finance, policy formation, and public and professional meetings.
Are you studying to be a recreation professional and hoping to complete an internship in winter or spring? Are you an organized, upbeat self-starter who succeeds in individual and group work settings? Are you known for being helpful, friendly and a quick learner?
If yes, consider applying to work with our fast-paced, fun-loving team of rec professionals. We are looking forward to a busy winter/spring of special events, programs for all ages and prepping our fabulous summer facilities. Along the way, our intern will experience registration software, financial reports, brochure proofing, special event preparations and analysis, seasonal hiring, networking events and more.
Attach resume and cover letter to your online application at stcparks.org/jobs. Include in your cover letter a description of what you are most excited to learn during your internship.
Qualifications: Must be a student of an accredited university pursuing a bachelors or masters degree in Recreation, Leisure Services or a related field. All the necessary requirements must be met with respective college or university to be eligible. Must have a valid drivers license. First-Aid/CPR/AED certification is preferred, but will train.
Duties: The Winfield Park District is offering a professional internship to students working towards a degree within the field of parks and recreation. The internship will provide a well rounded experience in park district operations, administration, public recreation, safety, facility management, special events, fiscal management, marketing, maintenance and program management.
Internship opportunities are available in the spring, summer and fall.