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Parks Summer Intern Charleston County Park and Recreation

The Charleston County Park system features over 11,000 acres of property and includes four land parks, three beach parks, four seasonally-lifeguarded beach areas, three dog parks, two landmark fishing piers, three waterparks, a historic plantation site, 19 boat landings, a skate park, a climbing wall, a challenge course, an interpretive center, an equestrian center, cottages, a campground, a marina, as well as wedding, meeting and event facilities. The park system also offers a wide variety of recreational services – festivals, camps, classes, programs, volunteer opportunities, and more. The Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission mission is to improve the quality of life in Charleston County by offering a diverse system of park facilities, programs, and services.

An intern for the Parks Division will experience all the aspects of running, managing and maintaining a large scale revenue generating operation in a park and recreation setting. The intern will effectively serve as a working supervisor at their respective parks/facilities. They will be involved in park-wide and division-wide discussions, gain experience in a variety of issues, and take part in the decision making process and be expected to voice questions and provide input. The selected candidate will interact with customers, handle suggestions, solve problems and work with staff to ensure a unique experience for our customers.

Applicants must be a student currently enrolled in a college or university actively taking classes working towards a bachelor’s or upper level degree in Parks and Recreation, Tourism, Management, Business, Public Administration and/or any people oriented field will benefit from this program. We ask that candidates submit a CCPRC Intern Application, with Cover Letter, Resume, and a Reference Statement from their advisor. Other requirements include possess a valid driver’s license, have reliable transportation, be able to provide appropriate identification according to I-9 requirements, and a background check and drug testing.