An intern assumes the role of a Recreation Leader, which involves performing duties and responsibilities commonly assigned to an entry-level recreation professional. The intern will investigate and learn about the business operations outside the immediate work assignment through orientation, training, staff meetings and visitations.
Throughout your internship you will experience many different areas of the recreation world. You will have the opportunity to learn, step by step, all of the requirements to implement a variety of exciting programs. Of course, each internship varies according to the individual strengths and weaknesses of the candidate. We promise to maximize your talents and to strengthen the skills you will need to be successful in the workplace.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Orientation: Overview of office and administrative procedures, customer service, and review basic intern responsibilities.
- Learn agency’s proper procedures for office management, phone etiquette, record keeping, and various paperwork.
- Exhibit professionalism and a strong work ethic at all times.
- Plan, organize, and create new program ideas and special events that will contribute to existing services.
- Help meet event needs of client with maximum effectiveness and minimum expense.
- Assume responsibility for a major project, which will enhance the agency’s service to clients.
- Accept responsibility for minor projects that provide hands-on learning experiences.
- Exhibit a friendly and inviting disposition that shows respect and concern for others.
- Apply basic academic knowledge learned in school to assigned responsibilities.
- Assist in the execution of day to day operations/services.
- Enrolled at the Senior Level in a curriculum related to Recreation, Travel and Tourism or Hospitality Management.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
- Demonstrated desire to learn and advance your career within the recreation field.
- Must be available for flexible scheduling and out-of-town assignments.
- Previous experience in recreation programming and membership in RCRA are preferred.