Columbia Parks and Recreation
Creating Community through People, Parks and Programs
Recreation Services (RS) Division of Columbia Parks & Recreation Department offers three internship opportunities each year for senior students majoring in Parks and Recreation or Sports Management; one position for each semester. The RS Intern position is for students earning college credit for the work completed during this internship. The RS Intern will spend 30 hours/week for 16 weeks or 40 hrs per week for 12 weeks with all program areas of the division; 2-3 weeks per area. Program areas are: Activity & Recreation Center, Adapted Community Recreation, Aquatics, Community Recreation/CARE, GetAbout Columbia, Golf, and Life Enrichment (Classes/Special Events). Intern will: work directly with the public; plan/develop program and/or events; implement programs and events; and attend department meetings. Interns will get paid minimum wage for half the number of hours worked. There may be opportunities for interns to work for the division outside of their internship. This is all based on intern's availability and division needs.
The Internship Position will be posted as a position on the City's Human Resources (HR) web site for ten days in the months of February, April and October. The opportunity to apply will only be available for 10 days. Applicants will need to go to www.gocomojobs.com to apply. Also, each applicant will be required to attach a cover letter and resume. HR staff are happy to assist applicants with the application process. RS division will NOT accept applications or resumes that are not submitted through the city's on-line system. If you are interested in Parks and Rec work experience but not receiving credit, please go to www.gocomojobs.com and submit an application for any position that is of interest.
RS staff will review all the applications after the 10 day posting period and determine who will be interviewed. RS staff will be interviewing up to 10 candidates for each position. Interviews will be conducted within 10-15 days of the position closing.
Summer 2014 Internship
Posting dates: February 3-February 14, 2014
Interview week of February 24
Fall 2014 Internship
Posting dates: March 31-April 11, 2014
Interview week of April 21
Winter 2015 Internship
Posting Dates: October 6-October 17, 2014
Interview week of October 27
For more information contact:
Karen Chandler, Superintendent of Recreation and Community Programs
Columbia Parks & Recreation Department
P. O. Box 6015
Columbia, MO 65205-6015
Applicants should submit a cover letter and a resume.
If intern positions are available, qualifying candidates will go through an interview process. Preference will be given
to students in an MPRA approved or NRPA accredited
leisure service curriculum.