Make an effective transition from the classroom to the professional world.
We've designed our internship program to give students the opportunity to explore the parks and recreation field and to gain practical experience under professional leadership.
City of Aurora Parks and Recreation offers seasonal internships in the following areas:
Aquatics and Facility Management – Indoor/Outdoor Operations Sports Management and Programming
Community Health and Wellness Exercise Science and Health Promotions Therapeutic Recreation
Youth Services Initiative Program
Recreation Centers and Facility Management
The purpose of the City of Aurora Parks and Recreation Internship Program is to provide students with the opportunity to apply their academic skills and knowledge to the practical experience daily operations. Under the assistance of supervisory staff, an intern will have exposure to several Divisions within the Department with a focus on the Division that meets their goals. (i.e. a Recreation Major will work primarily in the Recreation Division with some exposure to overall City and Department operation)
In selecting your internship location please keep in mind the goals you wish to obtain. The City of Aurora is a large city, while interning for our municipal parks and recreation department, you will experience and learn many facets of local government and how it functions. The goal of staff is to expose you to a meaningful and practical learning experience that will benefit both the intern and the Department.
BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION
Interns are hired with the City of City of Aurora for minimum wage $10.20/hour Interns may use the City of Aurora Centers on any working day
Interns are eligible for mileage reimbursement when using their own vehicles to transport themselves to and from work sites
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The City of Aurora Parks and Recreation Department takes pride in presenting itself to the public in a professional manner. We provide quality programs to our citizens and expect the same from our student interns. The City of Aurora Parks and Recreation Department expects an incoming intern to be enthusiastic and to present a professional attitude.
Expectations of the intern are as follows, but not limited to:
Attendance at required meetings
Assist as needed in the production of a brochure
As needed, create news releases, flyers, social media/web content Familiarization with office operating procedures
As needed, aide in construction of a budget Familiarization of all program/service area assigned Major written project if required
Completion of written requirements by university or college Regular meetings with Internship Coordinator
Evaluation of internship
Familiarization with some maintenance procedures Facility scheduling
Assistance with a Special Event Other areas as assigned.
Affiliation with a college or university
Ability to follow written, demonstrated, and oral directions Ability to instruct and lead individuals or groups
Knowledge of basic computer programs, use of office machines Ability to work independently
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, participants and the public
Ability to take initiative, ask questions, perform tasks and lead participants
Interns are expected to dress appropriately, conduct themselves in a professional manner, be punctual, and complete all given tasks within the required time period in a quality manner.
Interns should be prepared to work comparable hours to their professional colleagues. (Weekends, evenings). We are looking for interns who feel they can help improve our programs while experiencing a meaningful learning experience themselves. We are open to new ideas and welcome innovations.