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Spring Semester Internship

(posted November 7, 2017)
PRPS Office, State College, PA
The PRPS Internship Program assists students in making an effective transition from the classroom to the professional world. It is designed to give students the opportunity to explore the parks and recreation field and develop their professional interests. The intern serves one academic semester fulfilling the following responsibilities within the PRPS Office.

Responsibilities and Relations
• Complete sufficient education, practical work experience and observation experience to fulfill his or her university’s requirements for internship eligibility
• Work a 40 hour-week with some nights and weekends as needed
• Know and adhere to PRPS’s policies and procedures. Learn the organizational structure of PRPS
• Complete written mid- and post-internship evaluations
• Assist office staff with day to day operations
• Job shadow each full time office position for at least one day
• Complete and report on at least two site visits to different recreation departments and one local or state park facility. Interview at least one staff member at each location on best practices in the field
• Develop one major and one minor project to be completed before the end of the internship

• Academic major in recreation, parks, tourism or related studies

Knowledge and Abilities
• Dedication to advancing recreation and parks
• Excellent customer service skills
• Possess a high degree of personal integrity,  honesty, equity, excellence and innovation
• Ability to work effectively in  collaboration with diverse groups
• Ability to work as part of a team for the betterment of the organization and membership
• Ability to exercise good judgment in evaluating situations and making sound decisions
• Handle suggestions and complaints in a professional manner
• Excellent time management skills
• Ability to participate when required at  PRPS events
• Excellent written and communication skills

To apply, contact Niki Tourscher, CPRP, CPSI, Director of Training & Get Outdoors PA.

Spring Internship

(posted July 26, 2017) Lower Providence Township, Eagleville, PA Lower Providence Township Parks & Recreation Department is offering Spring internship opportunities for any student working towards a degree in recreation and parks or equivalent. Hands-on experience in various aspects of community recreation including planning, programing, special events, as well as day-to-day administrative office duties. Interns will gain a wide range of recreation and parks experience through this internship. Contact Karl Lukens at

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