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Recreation & Park Internships

GET PAID TO PLAY!  Chico Area Recreation & Park District is accepting applications for both our Recreation & Parks Internships!

Gain professional experience with a special recreation and park district in Northern California. There are two intern positions available - one working primarily in Recreation Programming and one in primarily Parks and Facilities Management:

Recreation Internship:
A well rounded opportunity with exposure to Administration, Adult and Youth Sports, Special Events, Mature Adults, Leisure Interest Classes, After School Programs, Aquatics (seasonally), and Camps. Opportunity to work in a culturally diverse area assisting with Community Development including grant partnerships, multi-agency collaborations, food programs and nutrition, budgeting, scheduling and other community support services. Intern projects are mutually agreed upon.

Parks Internship: 
A well rounded opportunity with exposure to parks administration, budgeting, scheduling, hands-on parks and facilities maintenance and operations, special event planning and set-up, grant work, and capital projects. Possible projects include park installations, interpretation guides, Park Bike Rally coordination and/or other Intern projects mutually agreed upon.


CARD has internships available during the Fall Semester, the Spring Semester, and Summer. Below are the application due dates for each duration.

Fall Semester: Due July 1st

Spring Semester: Due November 15th

Summer Semester: Due April 15th


Click Here to Apply for the Upcoming Semester

Please note that if the Recreation & Parks Internship position is not listed then we are not actively accepting applicants.


Required in Internship Application: cover letter indicating your preference of the Recreation or Parks Intern position, resume, district application, and two letters of recommendation. Please include a list of your top (5) goals you would like to accomplish during your internship.


Contact Info: 

Recreation Applicants: Anjie Goulding Recreation Manager;
Parks Applicants: Dr. Scott Schumann Parks & Facilities Manager;
Chico Area Recreation and Park District
545 Vallombrosa Avenue
Chico, CA 95926
Phone: (530) 895-4711