Columbia Parks and Recreation
Creating Community through People, Parks and Programs
Columbia Parks and Recreation has two divisions - Recreation Services and Park Services. Each division offers an internship program.
The Internship Position will be posted as a position on the City's Human Resources (HR) web site for ten days in the months of February, April and October. The opportunity to apply will only be available for 10 days. Applicants will need to go to www.gocomojobs.com to apply. Also, each applicant will be required to attach a cover letter and resume. HR staff are happy to assist applicants with the application process. RS division will NOT accept applications or resumes that are not submitted through the city's on-line system. If you are interested in Parks and Rec work experience but not receiving credit, please go to www.gocomojobs.com and submit an application for any position that is of interest.
RS staff will review all the applications after the 10 day posting period and determine who will be interviewed. RS staff will be interviewing up to 10 candidates for each position. Interviews will be conducted within 10-15 days of the position closing.
Summer 2015 Internship
Posting dates: February 2-February 13, 2015
Interview week of February 23
Fall 2015 Internship
Posting dates: March 30-April 10, 2015
Interview week of April 20
Winter 2015 Internship
Posting Dates: October 5-October 16, 2015
Interview week of October 26
For more information contact:
Karen Chandler, Superintendent of Recreation and Community Programs
Columbia Parks & Recreation Department
P. O. Box 6015
Columbia, MO 65205-6015
Applicants should submit a cover letter and a resume. If intern positions are available, qualifying candidates will go through an interview process. Preference will be given to students in an MPRA approved or NRPA accredited leisure service curriculum.
The Park Services Division of the Columbia Parks & Recreation Department offers an internship opportunity each summer for senior students majoring in Parks and Recreation or Sports Management. The internship dates and program design is focused on providing students with the necessary internship to complete the graduation requirements and improve their level of experience working within the field of parks and recreation.
The internship opportunity with the Park Services Division is a 12-week program focusing on park management, maintenance, natural resources and sports turf. The internship will focus on providing the student with a broad understanding of parks management, and students will gain valuable hands-on experience working with the Natural Resources, Maintenance, Planning and Sports Turf divisions. Students will be introduced to park design, GIS, aquatics, sports turf and general park maintenance. The internship will begin on an agreed upon date at the end of the spring 2015 semester and conclude at the end of 12 weeks or when the student has completed the necessary amount of hours required for the internship. The position will be posted on the City of Columbia employment webpage - www.gocomojobs.com - for 12 consecutive days. Students are required to apply for the position through this web posting and will have the opportunity to attach their cover letter and resume when applying for the position.
The Park Services Manager will review all applications after the job posting has been closed and selected candidates will interview with a panel of Parks and Recreation employees for the internship position. Interviews will be conducted approximately 7 to 14 days after the closing of the position.
Park Services Manager
Columbia Parks and Recreation Department
1507 Business Loop 70 West
Columbia, MO 65202