UCLA Recreation is pleased to announce ten summer internship opportunities geared towards applicants interested in entering into the field of collegiate recreation and related fields. Selected interns will gain firsthand experience in a comprehensive recreation program at one of the most dynamic universities in the country. General responsibilities may include program development, administrative operations, and special projects for both the department and specific functional areas.
APPLICATION OPENS: January 17, 2020
APPLICATION CLOSES: February 28, 2020
INTERNSHIP START DATE: June 9, 2020
INTERNSHIP END DATE: July 31, 2020
*Youth Programs and Aquatics interns start earlier
The goal of our summer internship program is to foster the development of emerging professionals by immersing them in diverse and fast-paced programming. Ten interns will live together in university housing for a duration of eight weeks and will gain professional experience in a variety of areas both within and outside of UCLA Recreation.
10 Positions are available within the following areas of focus:
Facility and Special Event Management
Training, Development and Administration
Youth Programs/Summer Camps
Be at least 18 years of age
First Aid/CPR Certifications (Required by the first day of employment)
Submit to a criminal background check
Experience working in a recreation department and/or related field
Possess effective interpersonal skills and a strong desire to learn
Willingness to work variable and extended hours
Legally allowed to work in the United States
Each functional area may require additional certifications and/or specific skills
Currently working in recreation and/or related fields, and actively pursuing a career within that field
Entering the final year of completing an undergraduate degree or currently pursuing a graduate degree
Stipend/Benefits: Each intern will be paid $350 bi-weekly, plus a full University Housing and a University Dining meal plan. The housing and meal package is estimated at $3800 and is treated as taxable income by the IRS.Each intern will also have opportunities to pursue professional networking, comprehensive and experiential learning, and an increased understanding of how a large collegiate recreation program operates.
Application Process: You will need to submit a cover letter, resume, and list of references. Be sure to include in your cover letter the internship areas that you are interested in working (e.g. competitive sports, youth programs, etc.). PLEASE DO NOT APPLY THROUGH BLUEFISHJOBS.
UCLA Recreation is committed to providing high quality recreational experiences that benefit the campus community. It is the function of the department to provide such experiences in a manner which is fully supportive of, and integral to the fulfillment of the academic and public service mission of the University, and contribute to the health, wellness, development, and education of students. In adhering to this responsibility, the department is charged with providing extensive access to a broad range of recreational activities and services, which reflect the varied leisure needs of the University community.
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