Parks Intern

Company:   Charleston County Parks & Recreation Commission
Business Type:   Sports & Leisure
Location:   Charleston, SC
Required Major:   Parks and Recreation
Required Education:   Sophomore
Required GPA:  
Salary:   $10.00/hr.
Citizenship:   US Citizen
Employment Type:   Intern    
  Contact Information
Contact:   Karen Thompson
Employement Coordinator
  Phone:   843-762-2172
  Fax:   843-406-1015

Job Description

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, and interpretive center, 19 boat landings, multiple wedding/event venues, and 12 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. Offered summer 2018.


To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled and attending a college or university, taking classes towards earning either a bachelors or masters degree. Typically we are seeking students in their third year of school who have had some specific upper level course work completed related to their major. Students majoring in Parks and Recreation, Tourism, Management, Business, Public Administration and/or any people oriented field will benefit from this program. Apply online at Complete a cover letter, resume, CCPRC Internship Application (located online at, and the Advisor's reference statement on the CCPRC Internship Application completed by your advisor.

To Apply


By Email or Fax
Deadline:   March,15, 2018

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