An intern for the Parks Division will experience all the aspects of running, managing and maintaining a large scale revenue generating operation in a park and recreation setting. The intern will effectively serve as a working supervisor at their respective parks/facilities. They will be involved in park-wide and division-wide discussions, gain experience in a variety of issues, take part in the decision making process and be expected to voice questions and provide input. The selected candidate will interact with customers, handle suggestions, solve problems and work with staff to ensure a unique experience for our customers.
The selected intern will rotate throughout the parks and facilities within the Parks Division in order to gain a thorough understanding of the complexity and variety of CCPRC. Our facilities include three waterparks, four regional dayparks, three beach parks, campground and cottages, two fishing piers, a marina, an equestrian center, a skate park, an interpretive center, an historic site, aquatic center, 19 boat landings, multiple wedding/event venues, and several undeveloped properties. The student will gain experience in all aspects of management to include facility operations and maintenance, staff supervision, personnel matters, budgeting concepts and procedures, customer service, capital projects, special events, etc.
Students majoring in Parks and Recreation, Tourism, Management, Business, Public Administration and/or any people oriented field will benefit from this program.