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Parks & Recreation Internships

Get Paid to PLAY!

Gain professional experience with a special recreation and park district in Northern California. There are two intern positions available - one working primarily in Recreation Programming and one in primarily Parks and Facilities Management.

Recreation Internship

A well rounded opportunity with exposure to Administration, Adult and Youth Sports, Special Events, Mature Adults, Leisure Interest Classes, After School Programs, Aquatics (seasonally), and Camps. Opportunity to work in a culturally diverse area assisting with Community Development including grant partnerships, multi-agency collaborations, food programs and nutrition, budgeting, scheduling and other community support services. Intern projects are mutually agreed upon.

Parks Internship

A well rounded opportunity with exposure to parks administration, budgeting, scheduling, hands-on parks and facilities maintenance and operations, special event planning and set-up, grant work, and capital projects. Possible projects include park installations, interpretation guides, Park Bike Rally coordination and/or other Intern projects mutually agreed upon.

CARD has internships available during Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters. Below are the application due dates for each duration.

Fall Semester: Due July 1st

Spring Semester: Due February 1st 

Summer Semester: Due May 1st 

​Click Here to Apply for the Upcoming Semester

Please note that if the Recreation & Parks Internship position is not listed then we are not actively accepting applicants.

Internship Application Requirements: 

  • Cover letter indicating your preference of the Recreation or Parks Intern position
  • Resume
  • CARD Employment Application
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Three references
  • Please include a list of your top (5) goals you would like to accomplish during your internship

Contact Information

Recreation Applicants:
Anjie Goulding
Recreation Director

Parks Applicants:
Dr. Scott Schumann
Parks & Facilities Director