Parks Holiday Festival of Lights 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 planning, implementing and evaluating a large scale revenue generating operation in a park and recreation setting as it directly relates to the Holiday Festival of Lights, a 53 night special event that draws over 200,000 visitors annually. The intern will effectively serve as a working supervisor throughout the duration of the Holiday Festival of Lights. They will be involved in park-wide and division-wide discussions, gain experience in a variety of issues, take part in the setup, planning and 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 magical experience for our customers. The selected intern will be based out of James Island County Park to effectively learn the complexity and variety of the Holiday Festival of Lights. The perspective and experience gained from what it takes to plan, coordinate, set up and implement this agency wide effort is invaluable. The student will gain experience in facility operations and maintenance, staff supervision, personnel matters, budgeting concepts and procedures, customer service, capital projects, special events, etc. Offered fall 2018 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 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, Special Event Management and/or any people oriented field will benefit from this program.

To Apply


By Email or Fax
Deadline:   May,01, 2018

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