Cornell Recreational Services offers a wide variety of fitness, wellness, sports and open recreation activities for Cornell students, staff, faculty, retirees and their spouses/partners. Through our broad-based programs, we try to promote a healthy and holistic lifestyle throughout the campus community.
The mission of Intramural Sports is to establish fun and inviting playing environments for all skill levels. More than 30 leagues and tournaments are offered to the entire University community each school year. Participation opportunities for men’s, women’s, and co-recreational play are provided. Contests, meets, leagues, and tournaments will be offered in various formats. Reporting to the Director of Intramural Sports, the goal of the internship is to receive continuing education in campus recreation through immersive, on-site training and application. This position will provide a more comprehensive knowledge base and is aligned toward the preparation for the field of collegiate campus recreation.
As a member of the Recreational Services Profession staff will participate and assist with daily operation of the Intramural Sports program (80%) and with Recreational Services activities (20%).
Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Management, Sports Management, Fitness or related field and assurance that this experience will meet internship requirements.
Demonstrated experience and success in the management of personnel, intramural sports, and/or officiating experience with the ability to work well in a diverse population.
Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
Current First Aid, AED and CPR Certifications
Must be able to work evenings, weekends, university breaks and special events as needed.
Proficiency in basic computer application on the PC with experience in Microsoft Office programs, Web design and experience with IMLeagues is preferred.
Strong leadership, customer service, and decision making skills.
Interest in a career in campus recreation with Undergraduate experience in Recreational Sports.
Knowledge of fitness equipment and an understanding the proper use.
Background in computer programming and website design, maintenance and development.
CPR/First Aid Instructor Trainer Certification
Familiarity with the NIRSA organization and the NIRSA Championship Series
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.
Additional Salary Information: The internship is a full-time, ten-month appointment (August 1st - May 31st) with an allowance of $1,550/month. Professional development opportunities will be provided as budget allows.
NOTE: All applicants must apply via the Cornell Human Resources website in order to be considered.
About Cornell University
Cornell is a privately endowed research university and a partner of the State University of New York. As the federal land-grant institution in New York State, we have a responsibility—unique within the Ivy League—to make contributions in all fields of knowledge in a manner that prioritizes public engagement to help improve the quality of life in our state, the nation, the world.