The University of Oregon Physical Education and Recreation Summer Internship Program facilitates the development of real-life industry skills for undergraduate students interested in pursuing graduate school or a career in university recreation.
Interns are immersed in a dynamic, challenging environment where they explore and participate in multiple recreation areas including facilities, operations, programming, and administration.
Multiple team projects that involve research, analysis, problem solving, and presentations, as well as receiving and implementing constructive feedback.
Interactive facility tours and career staff panel sessions at diverse institutions in the Pacific Northwest. This includes travel and potential overnight stays.
Various aspects of collegiate recreation including organizational charts, budgeting, leadership skills, career paths, and more.
Individual mentoring from University of Oregon recreational professionals.
Interns are expected to hold office hours, schedule project meetings, and complete other work between 25 and 35 hours a week including nights and weekends.
Current first aid and CPR certified, or the ability to obtain certifications before the internship
Must not be enrolled in summer classes during the internship, including online classes
Willingness to work variable and extended hours to meet program objectives
Effective interpersonal skills and a strong desire to learn
Work experience in campus recreation, physical education, therapeutic recreation, youth sports or camps, or other closely related fields.
Interest in exploring graduate school or a career in university recreation.
Undergraduate students from all colleges and universities are welcome to apply. Preference will be given to current students with sophomore and junior status that will be returning to their campus for at least one year after the summer internship.
Email Al Diaz and Amanda Deml at firstname.lastname@example.org with a single PDF document containing your résumé and a statement of interest that at a minimum addresses the following questions.
What core classes have you taken in school that would assist you in your experience with this internship?
What past experience do you have that will assist you with this internship?
What do you hope to gain from the internship experience?
Additional Salary Information: Compensation and Housing
•Interns live on campus during the internship. University Housing provides a housing and dining meal plan package estimated at $2000. Interns are responsible for their travel to and from Eugene.
•Interns receive a stipend of $1000
•Academic credit for internship hours may be approved on an individual basis.
About University of Oregon Physical Education & Recreation
The University of Oregon is the only Oregon University System member of the highly selective Association of American Universities (AAU) and is distinguished by the strength and breadth of its instructional and research programs as well as by its sense of community and diverse outreach activities. Located in Eugene, a vibrant city of about 140,000, UO enrolls 24,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The Student Recreation Center (SRC) is central to student life on campus. A major component of the SRC capital master plan was completed in 1999-2000 and most recently in January of 2015. The Department of Physical Education and Recreation is comprised of four primary areas, each headed by an Associate Director:
1. Recreation Programs (intramural sports, fitness, aquatics, rock wall, informal recreation, special programs & youth camps)
2. Physical Education (academic course curriculum)
3. Facilities, Operations and Services
4. Assessment, Development and Business Services
Physical Education & Recreation reports to the Associate Vice President for Student Life. Other units of Student LIfe include Dean of Students, Career Center, Counseling and Testing Center, Erb Memorial U...nion, Health Center, Holden Leadership Center, and Housing.
University of Oregon is one of the only large universities in the nation that administers a credit granting Physical Education curriculum within the administrative structure of campus recreation. Over 5,000 UO students take courses each term choosing from over 180 options. The Department of Physical Education and Recreation therefore provides a unique diversity of employment including both academic teaching and recreation leadership opportunities.
The University of Oregon has an institution-wide commitment to diversity and multicultural competency. We actively engage in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and student body that includes members of historically underrepresented groups.