Recreation and Sport Operations at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire offers an internship each semester during the academic year for students completing an undergraduate or graduate degree in recreation or a related field. This full-time (40 hours per week), undergraduate internship will report to the Assistant Director of Recreation and Sport Operations, is paid, and housing is included for undergraduate interns. Interns gain leadership and supervisory experiences in all aspects of our comprehensive programs, including:
Outdoor Recreation Fitness Centers
Communication: Develop and maintain employee manuals and provide clear and concise instruction to staff and participants.
Program Development/Implementation/Evaluation: Assist in program development, implementation, and evaluation of programs and operations. Identify new activities to enhance the overall program and encourage participation. Assist in the oversight of facility operations.
Collaboration: Serve on department, divisional or campus-wide committees, as assigned or desired.
Teamwork/Building: Attend and participate in regular meetings such as full- staff meetings, student staff meetings, and Student Leadership Team meetings.
Leadership: Provide leadership within Recreation by providing support to student and full-time staff. Participate in professional conferences and workshops.
Creativity: Assist in development and implementation of marketing and promotion strategies to promote Recreation.
Group Facilitation: Provide on-site supervision and coordination of special events/conferences.
Assessment/Evaluation: Assist in the assessment of participant satisfaction and student employee learning outcomes.
Supervision: Assist in recruiting, hiring, training, supervising, scheduling, and evaluating of student staff members.
Budgeting: Assist in budget development (personnel, equipment purchasing and maintenance, and marketing).
Research: Assist in conducting research (i.e., benchmarking, surveys, focus groups etc.) to further develop programs, policies, and procedures and make recommendations for improvements.
Problem Solving/Critical Thinking: Assist in employee management, scheduling, and event coordination.
Other: Assist in other departmental activities and perform other duties as assigned.
Go on and EAC trip, help with trip planning and preparation
Become familiar with the operations of the EAC: memberships, rentals, trips, and bouldering wall
Spend 2-3 days learning about assisting with field maintenance (measuring and painting)
Participate in a Climbing Wall Orientation and observe at a Ropes Course event
Participate in Group Ex tryouts and evaluations
Teach a Group Ex class to the staff
Work 2-3 desk shifts at each fitness center
Assist with event set ups in McPhee and shadow Building Managers as available
Assist with redshirt reviews for McPhee facility staff
Attend at least one lifeguard in-service
Attend open rec and building manager meetings
Spend 3-5 evenings supervising intramural play
Plan and carry out a major project or program (proposal, approval, marketing, execution, evaluation, final report)
Set up time to visit and learn about other departments (Housing, Dean of Students, Centers, Blugold Central, and Park/Rec)
Assist in promoting, interviewing, hiring, and training of Recreation student employees
Meet weekly with supervisor
To apply, send cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references to Sheryl Poirier, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall Semester 2020
Additional Salary Information: Current student (must be enrolled for credit before beginning the internship) $7.75/hour with housing included.
If not a current student, employment will be LTE (Limited Term Employee) and housing is not included. Arrangements must be made in advance with internship supervisor.
About UW-Eau Claire
Recreation and Sport Operations provides a variety of programs and services to meet the needs and interests of the University community. Specific programs include Group Exercise, Fitness, Adventure Trips, Archery, Climbing Programs, Open Recreation, Massage Therapy, Intramurals, Sport Clubs, Special Events, Wellness Education, and an Internship Program.
All upper campus indoor and outdoor sport recreation facilities are managed by Recreation and Sport Facilities. These facilities include McPhee Center/Ade Olson Addition, Hilltop Recreation Center Office, Crest Fitness Center, Eagle’s View Challenge Ropes Course, Simpson Fields, Towers Field, Hilltop basketball and tennis courts, Bridgman basketball courts, and Bollinger Fields.
Recreation and Sport Facilities provides experiences that connect academic learning with self-discovery.
Recreation and Sport Facilities will work in partnership with university faculty, staff, and community to develop citizenship and well-being for all students by creating comprehensive student-centered opportunities that foster success, connectedness and social development.
EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSIVENESS
We respect and appreciate all people. We value the individual differences that make us unique and the similarities that bring us together. Come as you are and EXPERIENCE RECREATION!
Recreation and Sport Operations is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.