The University of Denver is currently seeking intern candidates who are interested in pursuing a career in the field of campus recreation. Interns will gain experience in their chosen area of focus during a 10-month internship period.
The University of Denver has five available internship positions for the 2018-19 academic year. Areas of focus include competitive sports, club sports and outdoor adventures and facilities.
Competitive Sports Internship (1 position available) The Competitive Sports intern will assist with the overall administration of the University of Denver's Club Sports and Intramural Sports programs. This intern will focus primarily on Club Sports travel/team management/event administration and Intramural Sports administrative duties, officiating, and officials’ trainings.
Responsibilities to include: • Immediate oversight of the daily operations of 50% of the club sports teams. • Managing team travel arrangements, competition scheduling and other needs related to Club Sports competitive travel. • Assisting with Club Sports game supervision including on-site event management and special event planning/execution. • Managing daily Club Sports cash deposits and club/program purchasing. • Promoting Club Sports events and programs through social media and on-campus events. • Leading the bi-weekly club sports advisory board meetings • Participating in quarterly club sport officer meetings, bi-weekly club sports advisory board meetings, executive council meetings, and the annual allocation process. • Assisting with in-office intramural sports administrative duties. • Providing on-site guidance to program officials through trainings, officiating and evaluations. • Executing intramural sports one-day tournaments & special events • Providing excellent customer service to program participants, parents, and alumni This position’s duties are approximately 80% club sports/20% intramural sports and will work closely with the Club Sports & Outdoor Adventures Intern.
Club Sports & Outdoor Adventures Internship (1 position available) The Club Sports & Outdoor Adventures intern will assist with the overall administration of the University of Denver's Club Sports and Alpine Club programs. The Alpine Club is the university’s largest individual club, consisting of 13-15 club officers, 200+ student members, and provides 20-25 outdoor trips throughout the academic year. This intern will focus primarily on Club Sports travel/team management/event administration and Alpine Club trip planning/officer guidance/equipment inventory.
Responsibilities to include: • Immediate oversight of the daily operations of 50% of the club sports teams. • Managing team travel arrangements, competition scheduling and other needs related to Club Sports competitive travel. • Assisting with Club Sports game supervision including on-site event management and special event planning/execution. • Managing daily Club Sports cash deposits and club/program purchasing. • Promoting Club Sports events and programs through social media and on-campus events. • Leading the bi-weekly club sports advisory board meetings. • Participating in quarterly club sport officer meetings, bi-weekly club sports advisory board meetings, executive council meetings, and the annual allocation process. • Overseeing participant trip registration for all Alpine Club trips • Assisting Alpine Club officers with trip leader logistics and risk management procedures • Working with Alpine Club officers on equipment inventory and purchasing of essential equipment • Providing excellent customer service to program participants, parents, and alumni This position’s duties are approximately 80% club sports/20% outdoor adventures and will work closely with the Competitive Sports Intern.
Facilities Internship (3 positions available) Facility interns will assist with supervising the overall operations of the 440,000+ square foot Daniel L. Ritchie Center for Sports & Wellness. This position’s duties are approximately 70% facility supervision/daily operations and 30% project-based office work.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to: • Supervising weekday opening/closing and weekend building operations. • Coordinating the daily shift tasks and productivity of all facility operations staff using Connect2 software. • Serving as the supervisor-on-duty during scheduled intern hours. • Assisting with Ritchie Center part-time staff hiring and scheduling using SubItUp. • Assisting with the on-shift training of Ritchie Center facility operations staff. • Providing front-line customer service, problem solving and handling sensitive issues for all Ritchie Center guests, members, participants and University of Denver students. • Managing equipment inventory within the Coors Fitness Center and Joy Burns Arena venues using FitnessEMS. • Utilizing RecTrac software for cash handling, reporting, and membership and program sales. • Special projects as assigned within one or more of the following program areas: aquatics, youth programming, ice programming, fitness center programming and special events.
Aquatics Internship (1 position available)
The Aquatics Intern will assist with overall operations and programming of the El Pomar Natatorium (50mx25yd lap pool) within the Daniel L. Ritchie Center for Sports & Wellness. This position’s duties are approximately 70% program management and 30% overall aquatic operations.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Oversee the Learn to Swim Program, including scheduling instructors, communicating with parents, and managing a departmental email account.
Assist the Assistant Director of Aquatics in achieving the Learn to Swim annual budget, program marketing, and quarterly registration periods.
Assist with on-shift training of Aquatic Staff.
Utilize Rec Trac software for cash handling, reporting, and program sales/management.
Managing large scale swim meets for Denver Hilltoppers (USA Swimming Silver Medal Club) Swim Meets.
Aid in the planning and implementation of monthly lifeguard inservices.
Assist in coordination and management of Certifications (Lifeguard Training and Babysitting) program.
Required: Lifeguard/CPR/AED/First Aid Certified, experience teaching swim lessons
Preferred: Lifeguard Instructor, youth and adult swim lesson experience
*Competitive swimming or coaching experience a plus.
Overall Internship Program Details University of Denver interns will receive experience in their chosen area of focus throughout the academic year. Internships are a 10-month position with an anticipated start date of Monday, August 6, 2018. Interns are expected to work 20-25 internship hours per week with opportunities for additional hours in other areas as interested/available.
How to Apply Interested candidates should email their resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to the appropriate individual as listed below. Preference will be given to applications received on or before the "preferred deadline", but applications will be accepted until each position is filled. We anticipate conducting interviews prior to and/or at the NIRSA Annual Conference in Denver, CO.
Facilities – Lindsay Machado, Customer Service Manager - Events and Operations (Lindsay.Machado@du.edu)
Preferred Deadline: Monday, February 5, 2018
Aquatics – Rachel Cook, Assistant Director of Aquatics (Rachel.J.Cook@du.edu)
Preferred Deadline: Monday, February 26, 2018
Candidates must be interested in pursuing a career in the field of recreation and commit to a 10-month position. A minimum of three years of college experience is required. A Bachelor's degree is preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Interns are paid as hourly employees by the University of Denver.
About University of Denver
The University of Denver is the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region. We enroll about 11,600 students in our undergraduate and graduate programs. The Carnegie Foundation classifies DU as a doctoral/research University with high research activity.
Vision: The University of Denver will be a great private university dedicated to the public good.
Values: In all that we do, we strive for excellence, innovation, engagement, integrity and inclusiveness.
Mission: The mission of the University of Denver is to promote learning by engaging with students in advancing scholarly inquiry, cultivating critical and creative thought and generating knowledge. Our active partnerships with local and global communities contribute to a sustainable common good.
Goals: Community - We will create a diverse, ethical and intellectually vibrant campus community to provide a challenging and liberating learning environment.
Learning - We will provide an outstanding educational experience that empowers students to integrate and apply knowledge from across the disciplines and imagine new possibilities for themselves, their communities and the world.
Scholarship - We will i...nvigorate research and scholarship across the university to address the important scientific, sociopolitical and cultural questions of the new century.
The University of Denver has a proud athletic tradition that compliments the school’s academic endeavors. In its history, DU has won 28 national championships and enables student athletes to compete on 17 Division I teams. The Pioneers pursue championships, excel academically and represent both the University and their respective conferences to the best of their abilities.