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, 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.
The selected intern will rotate throughout the parks and facilities within the Parks Division in order to gain a thorough understanding of the complexity and variety of CCPRC. Our facilities include three waterparks, four regional dayparks, three beach parks, campground and cottages, two fishing piers, a marina, an equestrian center, and interpretive center, 19 boat landings, multiple wedding/event venues, and 12 undeveloped properties. The student will gain experience in all aspects of management to include facility operations and maintenance, staff supervision, personnel matters, budgeting concepts and procedures, customer service, capital projects, special events, etc.
Students majoring in Parks and Recreation, Tourism, Management, Business, Public Administration and/or any people oriented field will benefit from this program.
Must be a student at a college or university, currently enrolled and taking classes towards a degree. Traditionally some course work towards the degree is preferable.
About Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission
CCPRC is a large local county government agency with just over 10,000 acres of park lands managed in large scale parks. We currently have large regional day parks, beach parks, a marina, fishing piers, an equestrian center, an environmental education facility, a campground and 19 boat landings. We provide excellent recreation programming within these park settings and beyond including kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddle boarding, a 50 foot alpine climbing tower, challenge course with high and low ropes, summer camps, festivals, special events, concerts, dances, archery, slack lining, runs and races, and much more. Our mission is to improve the life in Charleston County by offering a diverse system of park facilities, programs and services.