Internships - Park and Recreation


NEW* Recreation Program Internship-Paid

Internship Title: Recreation Program Internship

Department Name: Parks and Recreation

Paid or Unpaid: Paid, $15 an hour, up to 300 hours

Date Posted: July 8, 2021

Internship duration: 300 hours

Internship description: How would you like to have a career that doesn’t feel like a job? Does a career in recreation that provides healthy, sustainable and enriching environments for all sound good? Work at a recreation center or swimming pool assisting with special events and youth programs for the community. Learn about parks and recreation maintenance and customer service. Connect to the City of San Diego’s world class parks and recreation centers by applying for this internship. This is your on-the-job training opportunity while you get paid! 

Important dates:

  • September 9, 2021: Job Fair/Meet and Greet (you will receive an invitation after you apply and if you are eligible)
  • October-November 2021: Leader Academy/Training
  • December 2021-June 2022: Internship (remainder of 300 hours)

Interns must reside in one of the following zip codes: 92102, 92104, 92105, 92111, 92113, 92114, 92115, 92139, 92154, 92173.  Interns must be currently enrolled in an academic program.  Please select school name in application.  Please personalize your cover letter for the application (there is the capability to post three different letters if you are applying for multiple opportunities).  You will need to provide proof of enrollment in an academic program if selected.  To expedite the process you may attach proof in your application.  Please allow for 6-8 weeks for the City of San Diego intern on-boarding process from posting date.  If you have not received a response 8 weeks after your application, please contact workreadiness@sandiego.gov.