Recreation Internships
Resort & Hotel Internships

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Internship Name:
Family Programming
April 28, 2014
Organization:
Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA

PO Box 169
Winter Park, Colorado 80482
snowmountainranch.org/internships/
Contact Information:
Call for more information,
970-887-2152 x4013
Stipend: Yes
Housing: Yes
Available:
Year Round
Continuous
Description: Resort
Gain experience while learning recreational operations (in a hospitality setting) in the Family Programs department at the YMCA of the Rockies, Snow Mountain Ranch. Work, live, and play on property while you plan, implement, and evaluate a variety of family programs for guests. Prepare weekly sign-up sheets for activities Learn to facilitate the recreation areas including canoeing, archery, and climbing wall. Learn to facilitate high and low ropes courses. Publish weekly program bulletin from start to finish for one week. Organize the staff schedule for one week Balance the cash register and prepare cash report at shift end Complete one major project Provide excellent customer service by providing knowledgeable answers regarding programming and the surrounding area. Full description, benefits, and application process are at snowmountainranch.org/internships/ Drug/Alcohol Policy Please note, in accordance with our healthy spirit/mind/body mission and federal law, we have a zero tolerance policy for alcohol or drugs on property; in addition, no drugs are tolerated (including marijuana) during your employment with us.
Internship Name:
Family Programming
April 28, 2014
Organization:
YMCA of the Rockies

2515 Tunnel Road
Estes Park, Colorado 80511
www.ymcarockies.org/internships/
Contact Information:
Jacie Ullrich,
970-586-3341 ext. 1047
Stipend: Yes
Housing: Yes
Available:
Year Round
Continuous
Description: Resort
Gain experience while learning recreational operations (in a hospitality setting) in the Family Programs department at the YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park Center. Work, live, and play on property while you plan, implement, and evaluate a variety of family programs for guests. Plan, implement, and evaluate a variety of family programs for guests. Prepare weekly sign-up sheets for activities Learn to facilitate the recreation areas including archery and climbing wall. Learn to facilitate high and low ropes courses. Publish weekly program bulletin from start to finish for one week. Organize the staff schedule for one week Balance the cash register and prepare cash report at shift end Complete one major project Provide excellent customer service by providing knowledgeable answers regarding programming and the surrounding area. Full description, benefits, and application process are at ymcarockies.org/internships/ Drug/Alcohol Policy Please note, in accordance with our healthy spirit/mind/body mission and federal law, we have a zero tolerance policy for alcohol or drugs on property; in addition, no drugs are tolerated (including marijuana) during your employment with us.
Internship Name:
Recreation Intern
November 5, 2013
Organization:
Grand Beach Diamond Resorts International

8317 Lake Bryan Beach Blvd.
Orlando, Florida 32821
www.diamondresorts.com
Contact Information:
Lisa Jenkins, Activities Department
407-238-1825
lisa.jenkins@diamondresorts.com
Stipend: Yes
Housing: Possible
Available: 1
Spring
2014
Description: Resort
General Work Information Working Hours An intern will work a minimum of 40 hours per week at $9.00 an hour and time and half for any time worked over 40 hours. The Activities Director will schedule these hours. Assignments may be worked on during scheduled free time or may be done outside of scheduled time. An Intern will work the hours necessary to get his/her job done. Meals Interns are allowed to use free time between activities for meals. The intern is to notify the supervisor if he/she wishes to leave the resort for his/her meal . Attire During warm periods, khaki shorts and navy shirt (to be provided), and nametag are to be worn everyday the intern is scheduled to work. During cool periods, a jacket will be provided. Interns are asked to provide their own conservative swimwear, pants and white sneakers. Also a close toe type water shoe can be used when working water sports. Illness The intern’s supervisor should be notified as soon as possible when the intern will not be able to work due to illness. Compensation You will be paid an hourly rate of $9.00 an hour, plus time and ˝ for over 40 hours. Housing All housing is through OASIS housing in Orlando. Contact www.orlandointerns.com to apply for housing. There is a $200 refundable security deposit and $100 processing fee. Double occupancy rooms are $450 a month. The apartments are fully furnished, local phone service, cable TV, wireless internet access, all dishware, washer and dryer, and a monthly cleaning service. 1st and last month rent is due 30 days prior to your semester start date. Available Resources Each intern will have available to them the use of the office computer, fax machine, telephone and all company books and resources. Problems and Grievances Problems should first be discussed with the immediate supervisor. Together a plan of action can be developed to alleviate the situation. If there is a question of policy or proper action, discuss it with the supervisor first. She/he will discuss with you the best course of action to take. Use of Facilities Resort facilities are not to be used by employees on non-working days. Responsibility of the Student Familiarize yourself with the regulations and policies pertaining to the department. Plan thoroughly and in advance of all assignments. Report to all activities at least 15 minutes prior to the time due and stay to clean afterwards. Perform all work assignments to the best of your ability. Work the times and days assigned to you, including evenings and weekends. Be well groomed and appropriately dressed for all assignments. Notify your supervisor well in advance for specific days off. Be tactful, friendly, courteous and respectful to all. Remember, other staff members have jobs to do. They will be happy to help you if you use good judgment in what you ask of them (this is a give and take job). Attend assigned meetings unless specifically told otherwise. Become involved in anything that may arise. Show initiative and creativeness and make constructive suggestions or proposals if you have them. Evaluate each meeting or activity that has been planned and conducted. To abide by all rules and regulations of the University or College.
Internship Name:
Resort Recreation
October 4, 2013
Organization:
Sterling Resorts

1751 Scenic Hwy 98E
Destin, Florida 32541
sterlingresorts.com
Contact Information:
Ashley Clark/Tessa Alber, Recreation Supervisor
603-312-1693
aclark@sterlingresorts.com
Stipend: Yes
Housing: No
Available: 6
Summer
2014
Description: Resort
Sterling Resorts Recreation Department is currently accepting applications for resort recreation interns for the summer of 2014. Intern duties will include programming and implementing events and activities for the resorts guests, scheduling, marketing, budgeting and financial management, and program evaluation. As an intern you will be given the opportunity to increase leadership skills in our supervised children, teen and family programs. This internship will allow the students to have creative freedom in the areas of programming and developing new & appropriate crafts and revenue strategies for guests to participate in. In addition to the programs, interns will focus on generating income for the department via craft sales. Interns will be assigned to Panama City Beach, FL or Destin, FL and will receive an hourly stipend. Please note housing is not included and will be the responsibility of the intern. The internship will run for 12 weeks. Interns must be completing internship for college credit.
Internship Name:
Recreation Intern
October 1, 2013
Organization:
Omni Resorts: Championsgate

1500 Masters Blvd,
ChampionsGate, Florida 33896
omni.hospitalityonline.com/jobs/453360-recreation-intern-spring-2014
Contact Information:
Jamie Villella, HR Manager
407-390-6657
jvillella@omnihotels.com
Stipend: Yes
Housing: No
Available: 1
Spring
2014
Description: Resort
Carry out daily tasks and assignments to provide a positive guest experience. Complete special projects and assignments to improve the Recreation Program. Job Requirements Provide exceptional guest service on a daily basis through our MOS. Daily cleaning and upkeep of Recreation facility. Supervision of the waterslide, cabanas and towel hut operations. Ensure guest safety by enforcing all rules. Facilitate daily activities. Assist with planning of teambuilding, holiday and monthly activities. Shadow other departments to learn more about overall hotel operations. Work with supervisors to complete a Special Project during internship, designed to enhance guest experience and/or improve overall Recreation Program. Should be earning college credit for the internship.
Internship Name:
Leisure Internship
February 11, 2013
Organization:
Sonesta Resort

130 Shipyard Drive
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928
www.sonesta.com\hiltonhead
Contact Information:
Susan Edwards, Director of Human Resources
843-842-2400
sedwards@sonesta.com
Stipend: Yes
Housing: No
Available: 4
Summer
Continuous
Description: Resort
Lead the activities of the Leisure Services programs for hotel guests. Ensure the security of the guests by verifying guest registration. Assist with supervising the Swimming Pool and Fitness areas. Essential Duties & Responsibilities: o Explain and demonstrate use of apparatus and equipment. o Lead activities for children, teen, and adult programs, and business groups within the hotel, e.g., Group Beach Olympics. o Participate in the Children’s Camp Program. o Maintain all Fitness area standards including safety standards in accordance with established policies and procedures. Monitor pool area and pool deck for cleanliness and safety issues. o Routinely conduct inspections of the Fitness areas and report any maintenance and repair needs to Engineering and Housekeeping as needed. o Promote teamwork and quality service through daily communications and coordination with other departments. o Perform other duties as assigned.
Internship Name:
Recreation Intern
January 28, 2013
Organization:
Quechee Lakes

PO Box 1301
Quechee, Vermont 05059
www.quecheeclub.com
Contact Information:
Dan Preston, Recreation Director
802-299-2135
dan.preston@quecheeclub.com
Stipend: Yes
Housing: Yes
Available: 3
Summer
2013
Description: Resort
Objective: The purpose of this position is to provide practical experience for college students who are fulfilling their degree requirements in Recreation Management or other related fields. The internship consists of a time period of three to six months, within the Recreation Program. Responsibilities: Recreation Program Responsibilities The Recreation Program will assume the following responsibilities associated with the student internship. 1. The student will be placed under the direct supervision of the Recreation Director. The Director may detail the student to any activity in Recreation based on the mutual agreement between the student and Recreation needs and desires. 2. The Director or supervisor will conduct in-service training in the following areas specific to the Recreation Program: A. Fiscal Controls B. Budget development C. Personnel Management D. Maintenance E. Facility Planning F. Programming- Assessment, Development, Implementation and Evaluation G. Public Relations H. Policy and Standards Development I. Administration Procedures 3. The Director will provide the university supervisor with an evaluation at the middle and end of the student’s experience, or as outlined by the university. 4. The student will be considered as part of the regular staff. He/she will be encouraged to display high work standards and enthusiasm for the job. 5. The Director will confer with the student as necessary, and at the minimum weekly, to arrange schedules, discuss work performed and analyze problems. 6. The director reserves the right to terminate an internship due to unforeseen circumstances such as immediate budget constraints, poor intern performance, or illegal intern activity. Student Intern Duties and Responsibilities 1. To assist in the planning, promoting and implementation of recreation special and regularly scheduled events. 2. To assist in activity logistical support such as vehicles, food and equipment preparation. 3. To assist in issuing, inspecting, collecting, and maintaining outdoor recreation equipment and supplies. 4. To assist in the performance of administrative functions associated with day to day and long range recreation operations. Example: budget preparation, supply and equipment procurement, training programs, activity sign ups and office duties. 5. To assist in instructing, leading and supervising activities commensurate with and to them level of skill of the intern based upon knowledge, skills and abilities, and observed performance following local and professional standards, operating instructions and procedures. 6. To assist in collecting and depositing funds for activities, equipment rentals, resale items, etc. within fiscal guidelines. 7. Complies with all QLLA policies as outlined in the Core Policy Guide and maintains a professional demeanor at all times while representing the club. 8. To assist and perform in other related duties as assigned. Position Requirements: • Junior/Senior standing in a recreation related major. • Leadership and public relation skills • Decision-making skills • Ability to react well under pressure and to handle potentially hazardous conditions. Special Qualifications: • Previous camp counselor experience preferred. • One year supervisory experience preferred. • Community First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer • Lifeguard training Physical Requirements: This is a physically demanding position. Requiring the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. May require balancing, stooping, reaching, standing, walking, lifting, grasping, talking, and hearing. Subject to both environmental conditions: activities occur both inside and outside including, but not limited to indoors, outdoors, service areas, and in a variety of weathers. Indoor office work may compromise less than 50% of work-time. Schedule: Available to work varied hours; days, evenings, weekends and holidays are required. Time off is limited.
Internship Name:
Recreation
January 9, 2013
Organization:
ResortQuest By Wyndham Vacation Rentals

546 Mary Esther Cutoff
Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548
www.WyndhamVacationRentals.com
Contact Information:
Laura Wehe, Recruiting Manager
850-986-7662
Laura.wehe@resortquest.com
Stipend: No
Housing: Yes
Available: 8
Summer
2013
Description: Resort
Summer 2013 Internship! May 20, 2013- August 11, 2013 (12 weeks) Check us out on FB at facebook.com/ResortQuestNWFL.Internships Come have fun on the beach this summer with ResortQuest By Wyndham Vacation Rentals in Northwest Florida, while working for school credit! ResortQuest Northwest Florida is a large real estate and vacation rental management company. Our territory in Northwest Florida runs along the Emerald Coast from Gulf Shores, Alabama to Panama City Beach, Florida where we manage approximately 3000 vacation rental units. The vacation rental units that we manage are primarily beach houses and condominiums, with the majority of those units actually located on the beach. Our busy season is from Memorial Day to Labor Day and our internship program runs for 12 weeks in the summer and is flexible to accommodate your school schedule. Internship Objectives: We want your internship experience with ResortQuest Northwest Florida to be a beneficial, educational experience! We will support you in attaining school credit for your time with us. Our goal is to share with you an overall operational understanding of our property management business, with an emphasis on commercial recreation, in a resort setting; specifically with recreational programming for our guests and their children with an emphasis on our KIDS CLUB! Qualifications FAQ'S Do I have what it takes? We are seeking enthusiastic, energetic, customer service driven, college students, majoring in hospitality, to join ResortQuest Northwest Florida for an exciting and educational summer internship! We will first consider seniors and then juniors, who are currently enrolled in a college or university hospitality program. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and previous customer service experience is preferred. Is this a paid internship? YES. We pay $10/hr! This is a paid internship opportunity. Expect to work at least 40 hours a week. The ability to work a flexible schedule is required. In the hospitality industry evenings, weekends and holiday work is required. Any school coursework is expected to be completed on your own time. Paychecks are issued bi-weekly, however, your first paycheck my take three weeks to be issued, please plan your finances accordingly. Will ResortQuest Northwest Florida help to secure housing? YES. For non-local interns, we understand that affordable housing is often difficult or impossible to obtain if you were to try to secure it yourself. We will assist in securing student paid, shared, furnished accommodations. Each student will pay per month for housing, which will be automatically deducted from your paycheck. A housing agreement will be in place which will require a deposit which is refundable unless the housing agreement is breached. Will I need to provide my own transportation? YES. All housing options will be offsite and transportation is NOT provided by ResortQuest Northwest Florida and will be the responsibility of the student. Your work location may not be within walking or riding distance from your housing location. Additional Requirements: •Registered for college credit for internship •Seeking a degree in Recreation or related field •CPR Certification (must be valid for the entire internship) •Mandatory start date of May 20 •Earliest end date is August 12th (extensions may be provided. NOTE: You will have to arrange your own housing as ResortQuest sponsored housing will end August 12th.) •Students are required to work +/- 40 hrs/wk and must be able to work a flexible schedule which may include: nights, weekends, holidays, overtime and on-call. Thusly, no time off will be allowed for trips/travel, weddings, family reunions, etc. In order to be considered, you MUST apply online at www.WyndhamVacationRentals.com
Internship Name:
Recreation Intern
November 13, 2012
Organization:
Go Play, Inc.

P.O. Box 1488
Destin, Florida 32540
www.goplayinc.com
Contact Information:
Kate Price-Howard, Chief Play Officer
850-368-3526
kate@goplayinc.com
Stipend: Yes
Housing: Yes
Available: 17
Summer
2013
Description: Resort
Go Play, Inc. is a recreation consulting company that has resort clients along the beaches of the Florida/Alabama Gulf Coast. Our clients include resort and property management companies who want to add a recreation component to their overall product. The other side of our client roster are Parks, Recreation, and Tourism majors seeking internship opportunities in resort and commercial recreation settings. The premise of Go Play, Inc. is to highlight the education component of the students’ internship experience. We act as a liaison between the university and the agency to provide each student with a unique opportunity to learn, work, and play in resort and commercial recreation settings. During the internship the student will become proficient in the following areas: Conflict Resolution & Professionalism, Scheduling, Implementation & Presentation of events/programs, Program Evaluation, Programming & Program Format, Marketing of Program/Events, and Budgeting & Financial Management. This internship provides the students with the opportunity to plan and implement their own ideas and events on a daily basis. Please note that most of these events are outdoors (in the heat of Florida beaches during the summer) and we do not spend a lot of time in the A/C. Also, families are our typical demographic population, so programs will be geared toward all age groups and focus on kids and families. Housing is provided and deducted from pay. Housing is not located at the resort itself. Qualifications: *Seeking Juniors/Seniors in Recreation and Tourism or similar *All internships MUST be for college credit! *CPR/1st Aid Required before arrival at site. Go Play, Inc. is honored to be a RCRA (Resort and Commercial Recreation Association) Appoved Internship Site!
Internship Name:
Lodge Manager
November 9, 2012
Organization:
High Banks Resort

17645 N. High Banks Rd NE
Deer River, Minnesota 56636
www.highbanks.com
Contact Information:
Rick and Kim Leonhardt, Owners
800-365-2560
highbnks@paulbunyan.net
Stipend: Yes
Housing: Yes
Available:
Year Round
Continuous
Description: Resort
High Banks Resort is seeking a hard working individual with initiative, responsibility and friendly personality. Must possess positive attitude and enjoy working with the public. We are offering an internship to students currently enrolled in the RPTA program. Duties: Lodge Manager duties will include by not limited to: guest registration, mailings, marketing management, ordering promotional pieces, inventory control, supervise cleaning staff, database control, website updates, Facebook and fishing forum updates, invoicing, restaurant and bartending duties, event planning, children's activity coordinator and customer service.
Internship Name:
Recreation/Activities
10/5/12
Organization:
Shores of Panama

9900 S Thomas Dr
Panama City Beach, Florida 32408
shoresofpcb.com
Contact Information:
Jennifer Funk, Activity Director
850-636-8549
jenniferleighfunk@gmail.com
Stipend: Yes
Housing: Yes
Available: 5
Summer
Continuous
Description: Resort
Job Title: Recreation and Activities Intern Location: Shores of Panama Resort - Panama City Beach, Florida Stipend: $10 an hour/ full time employee Dates of Position: May 13th, 2013 - August 12th, 2013 Manager: Jennifer Funk (jenniferleighfunk@gmail.com) Purpose: Provide our guests with excellent and unique recreational activities and services. Examples of Work Tasks: As a Recreation Intern you will be required to complete the following with professionalism: •Plan, budget, and implement diverse recreation activities and events at multiple resorts. •Develop promotional collateral for all recreation programs effectively within the resorts. •Actively maintain risk management applications to the activities. •Follow guidance and assignments of recreation manager to ensure proper implementation. •Developing a Special Project that is beneficial to the resort’s customers and recreational programs. •Supervise and coordinate nightly programs for kids of 4-12 years of age. •Maintain a presentable work area and kids recreation facility. •Create activities that are appealing to kids of all demographics and families. •Track daily administrative paperwork for events conducted within the resorts. •Construct and present a proficient budget analysis and expense report to corporate management upon completion of the summer internship. Qualifications •Must be completing junior/senior internship for a Bachelor Degree in Recreation Management •One to two years experience in the field or related area. •CPR/First Aid certified •Strong communication & computer skills. •Desire to learn and succeed in commercial recreation field. •Willing to work consecutive hours, weekends, and holidays. •Ability to work successfully in coordination with other interns. •Ability to bring sincere enthusiasm into the work environment to establish a well-rounded family, business to customer atmosphere. Physical Requirement •The ability to lift up to 50 pounds. •Excellent stamina to walk and stand for long periods of time and the ability to participate in activities. •Withstand working in hot temperatures and high humidity. How to Apply: Email cover letter and resume to jfunk@shoresofpcb.com
Internship Name:
Assistant Activities Director
October 5, 2012
Organization:
Sunset Lakes Resort

2700 290th St. North
Hillsdale, Illinois 61257
sunsetlakesresort.com
Contact Information:
Jay Maier, Operations Manager/Marketing Director
800-747-5253
jay@sunsetlakesresort.com
Stipend: Yes
Housing: No
Available: 1
Summer
2013
Description: Resort
Activities Director: Sunset Lakes Resort is a 200-acre property with over 275 campsites located just outside of the Quad Cities, only 15 minutes from the WIU Moline Campus. We are Illinois' #1 rated campground by Woodall's, ranking us in the top 3% out of over 8,000 private campgrounds rated nationwide! Offering planned activities, free amenities, and a clean and safe atmosphere; hundreds of families call this a true getaway each and every year. Sunset Lakes Resort offers regular planned activities from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend, and is hoping to expand this service a few additional weeks. Our facility is a true camping Resort, attracting people of all ages, and groups of all types. Versatility in planning activities is the key to success! New ideas and never tried before activities is what we want to see on our new schedule. Our Assistant Activity Director must create a new sense of enthusiasm and get the kids, and the kids at heart, involved. This will require a little 'recruiting of the troops' and relationship building to make those kids join the activity scheduled. Please brainstorm with us while we still fit in some of our old favorites we have here at our park. Preference may be shown to candidates who have experience life guarding, minor experience with websites (you do not have to know code), customer service or activities experience, and those who will commit to a regular weekend schedule next summer. Candidates must manage their time wisely by planning and prepping days, if not weeks in advance. We will begin planning this fall, so get on board now and we will work remotely with you while your taking classes. Summer starts just as soon as you're available in May. Job Function: Administrative/Support Services, Childcare, Creative/Design/Multimedia, Curriculum Development, Customer Service, Event Planning, Hotel/Restaurant/Hospitality, Other, Performing, Teaching/Education
Internship Name:
Recreation Internship
April 16, 2012
Organization:
Fripp Island Resort

8 Veranda Beach Dr.
FRIPP ISLAND, South Carolina 29920
www.frippislandresort.com
Contact Information:
Collins Strickland, Recreation Director
843.838.1516
Collins@frippislandresort.com
Stipend: Yes
Housing: Yes
Available: 16
Summer
2012
Description: Resort
As a recreation intern you will be working with kids, teens and adults. You will be in charge of facilitating and implementing programs that range from Camp Fripp, arts and crafts projects, sports tournaments and a great deal number of other programs. You will work with up to 20 other college age young adults from all over the country. All of you brought together for one common goal, to have fun! Fripp Island is a private resort island off the coast of South Carolina. The stipend you will recieve is $375 biweekly. The housing will have a full kitchen, bathroom, shared bedrooms, basic cable, wireless internet and AC! This will be taken directly out of your pay check ($50 biweekly).
Internship Name:
Recreation Intern
October 20, 2011
Organization:
Go Play, Inc.

P.O. Box 1488
Destin, Florida 32540
www.goplayinc.com
Contact Information:
Kate Price-Howard, Chief Play Officer/Owner
850 368-3526
kate@goplayinc.com
Stipend: Yes
Housing: Yes
Available: 22
Summer
2012
Description: Resort
Go Play, Inc. is a recreation consulting company that has resort clients along the beaches of the Florida/Alabama Gulf Coast. Our clients include resort and property management companies who want to add a recreation component to their overall product. The other side of our client roster are Parks, Recreation, and Tourism majors seeking internship opportunities in resort and commercial recreation settings. The premise of Go Play, Inc. is to highlight the education component of the students’ internship experience. We act as a liaison between the university and the agency to provide each student with a unique opportunity to learn, work, and play in resort and commercial recreation settings. During the internship the student will become proficient in the following areas: Conflict Resolution & Professionalism, Scheduling, Implementation & Presentation of events/programs, Program Evaluation, Programming & Program Format, Marketing of Program/Events, and Budgeting & Financial Management. This internship provides the students with the opportunity to plan and implement their own ideas and events on a daily basis. Please note that most of these events are outdoors (in the heat of Florida beaches during the summer) and we do not spend a lot of time in the A/C. Also, families are our typical demographic population, so programs will be geared toward all age groups and focus on kids and families. Housing is provided and deducted from pay. Housing is not located at the resort itself. Qualifications: *Seeking Juniors/Seniors in Recreation and Tourism or similar *All internships MUST be for college credit! *CPR/1st Aid Required before arrival at site. Go Play, Inc. is honored to be a RCRA (Resort and Commercial Recreation Association) Appoved Internship Site!
Internship Name:
2012 Best Summer Internship
September 26, 2011
Organization:
Shores of Panama - Oaseas Resorts

9900 S Thomas Dr
Panama City Beach, Florida 32408
http://www.oaseasresorts.com/
Contact Information:
Jennifer Funk, Recreation & Events Manager
850-636-8549
jennifer_funk@oaseasresorts.com
Stipend: Yes
Housing: Yes
Available: 5
Summer
2012
Description: Resort
Stipend: $10/hr - 40 hrs/wk Dates of Position: May 14th, 2012 - August 19th, 2012 Purpose: Provide our guests with excellent and unique recreational activities and services. Examples of Work Tasks: As a Recreation Intern you will be required to complete the following with professionalism: •Plan, budget, and implement diverse recreation activities and events at the resort. •Develop promotional collateral for all recreation programs effectively within the resort. •Actively maintain risk management applications to the activities. •Follow guidance and assignments of recreation manager to ensure proper implementation. •Developing a Special Project that is beneficial to the resort’s customers and recreational programs. •Supervise and coordinate nightly programs for kids of 2-12 years of age. •Maintain a presentable work area and kids recreation facility. •Create activities that are appealing to kids of all demographics and families. •Track daily administrative paperwork for events conducted within the resort. •Construct and present a proficient budget analysis and expense report to corporate management upon completion of the summer internship. Qualifications •Must be completing junior/senior internship for a Bachelor Degree in Recreation Management •One to two years experience in the field or related area. •CPR/First Aid certified •Strong communication & computer skills. •Desire to learn and succeed in commercial recreation field. •Willing to work consecutive hours, weekends, and holidays. •Ability to work successfully in coordination with other interns. •Ability to bring sincere enthusiasm into the work environment to establish a well-rounded family business to customer atmosphere. Physical Requirement •The ability to lift up to 50 pounds. •Excellent stamina to walk and stand for long periods of time and the ability to participate in activities. •Withstand working in hot temperatures and high humidity. How to Apply: Email cover letter and resume to Jennifer_funk@oaseasresorts.com
Internship Name:
2012 Winter Internship
September 26, 2011
Organization:
Shores of Panama - Oaseas Resorts

9900 S Thomas Dr
Panama City Beach, Florida 32408
http://www.oaseasresorts.com/
Contact Information:
Jennifer Funk, Recreation & Events Manager
850-636-8549
jennifer_funk@oaseasresorts.com
Stipend: Yes
Housing: Yes
Available: 1
Winter
2012
Description: Resort
Job Title: Recreation Intern Location: Shores of Panama Resort - Panama City Beach, Florida Stipend: $10/hr - 40 hrs/wk Dates of Position: January 2, 2012 – March 11, 2012 Purpose: Provide our older snowbird guests with excellent and unique recreational activities and services. Examples of Work Tasks: As a Recreation Intern you will be required to complete the following with professionalism: •Plan, budget, and implement diverse recreation activities and events at the resort. •Develop promotional collateral for all recreation programs effectively within the resort. •Actively maintain risk management applications to the activities. •Follow guidance and assignments of recreation manager to ensure proper implementation. •Developing a Special Project that is beneficial to the resort’s customers and recreational programs. •Supervise and coordinate daily/nightly programs for adults 50-70 years of age. •Maintain a presentable work area and adult recreation facility. •Create activities that are appealing to adults of all demographic. •Track daily administrative paperwork for events conducted within the resort. Qualifications •Must be completing junior/senior internship for a Bachelor Degree in Recreation Management •One to two years experience in the field or related area. •CPR/First Aid certified •Strong communication & computer skills. •Desire to learn and succeed in commercial recreation field. •Willing to work consecutive hours, weekends, and holidays. •Ability to bring sincere enthusiasm into the work environment to establish a well-rounded professional business atmosphere. Physical Requirement •The ability to lift up to 50 pounds. •Excellent stamina to walk and stand for long periods of time and the ability to participate in activities. •Set up and break down tables and chairs for each activity. How to Apply: Email cover letter and resume to jennifer_funk@oaseasresorts.com
Internship Name:
Recreation Intern 2011
April 13, 2011
Organization:
Oaseas Resorts-Shores of Panama

9900 S Thomas Dr.
Panama City Beach, Florida 32408
shoresofpanamacitybeach.com
Contact Information:
Jen Funk, Recreation Manager
850-636-8549
jenifer_funk@oaseasresorts.com
Stipend: Yes
Housing: Yes
Available: 5
Summer
2011
Description: Resort
Stipend: $10 an hour/ 40 hrs/wk Dates of Position: May 16th, 2011 - August 21st, 2011 Manager: Jennifer Funk Examples of Work Tasks: As a Recreation Intern you will be required to complete the following with professionalism: • Plan, budget, and implement diverse recreation activities and events at the resort. • Develop promotional collateral for all recreation programs effectively within the resort. • Actively maintain risk management applications to the activities. • Follow guidance and assignments of recreation manager to ensure proper implementation. • Developing a Special Project that is beneficial to the resort’s customers and recreational programs. • Supervise and coordinate nightly programs for kids of 2-12 years of age. • Maintain a presentable work area and kids recreation facility. • Create activities that are appealing to kids of all demographics and families. • Track daily administrative paperwork for events conducted within the resort. • Construct and present a proficient budget analysis and expense report to corporate management upon completion of the summer internship. Qualifications • Must be completing junior/senior internship for a Bachelor Degree in Recreation Management • One to two years experience in the field or related area. • CPR/First Aid certified • Strong communication & computer skills. • Desire to learn and succeed in commercial recreation field. • Willing to work consecutive hours, weekends, and holidays. • Ability to work successfully in coordination with other interns. • Ability to bring sincere enthusiasm into the work environment to establish a well-rounded family, business to customer atmosphere. Physical Requirement • The ability to lift up to 50 pounds. • Excellent stamina to walk and stand for long periods of time and the ability to participate in activities. • Withstand working in hot temperatures and high humidity.
Internship Name:
Recreation Intern 2011
April 11, 2011
Organization:
Oaseas Resorts - Shores of Panama

9900 S Thomas Dr
Panama City Beach, Florida 32408
shoresofpanamacitybeach.com
Contact Information:
Jen Funk, Recreation Manager
850-636-8549
jennifer_funk@oaseasresorts.com
Stipend: Yes
Housing: Yes
Available: 5
Summer
2011
Description: Resort
Stipend: $10 an hour/ 40 hrs/wk Dates of Position: May 16th, 2011 - August 21st, 2011 Manager: Jennifer Funk Examples of Work Tasks: As a Recreation Intern you will be required to complete the following with professionalism: • Plan, budget, and implement diverse recreation activities and events at the resort. • Develop promotional collateral for all recreation programs effectively within the resort. • Actively maintain risk management applications to the activities. • Follow guidance and assignments of recreation manager to ensure proper implementation. • Developing a Special Project that is beneficial to the resort’s customers and recreational programs. • Supervise and coordinate nightly programs for kids of 2-12 years of age. • Maintain a presentable work area and kids recreation facility. • Create activities that are appealing to kids of all demographics and families. • Track daily administrative paperwork for events conducted within the resort. • Construct and present a proficient budget analysis and expense report to corporate management upon completion of the summer internship. Qualifications • Must be completing junior/senior internship for a Bachelor Degree in Recreation Management • One to two years experience in the field or related area. • CPR/First Aid certified • Strong communication & computer skills. • Desire to learn and succeed in commercial recreation field. • Willing to work consecutive hours, weekends, and holidays. • Ability to work successfully in coordination with other interns. • Ability to bring sincere enthusiasm into the work environment to establish a well-rounded family, business to customer atmosphere. Physical Requirement • The ability to lift up to 50 pounds. • Excellent stamina to walk and stand for long periods of time and the ability to participate in activities. • Withstand working in hot temperatures and high humidity.
Internship Name:
Commercial Recreation
November 10, 2010
Organization:
Go Play, Inc.

P.O. Box 1488
Destin, Florida 32540
goplayinc.com
Contact Information:
Kate Price, Chief Play Officer
850 368-3526
kate@goplayinc.com
Stipend: Yes
Housing: Yes
Available: 15
Summer
2011
Description: Resort
Go Play, Inc. is a recreation consulting company that has resort clients along the beaches of the Florida/Alabama Gulf Coast. Our clients include resort and property management companies who want to add a recreation component to their overall product. The other side of our client roster are Parks, Recreation, and Tourism majors seeking internship opportunities in resort and commercial recreation settings. The premise of Go Play, Inc. is to highlight the education component of the students’ internship experience. We act as a liaison between the university and the agency to provide each student with a unique opportunity to learn, work, and play in resort and commercial recreation settings. During the internship the student will become proficient in the following areas: Conflict Resolution & Professionalism, Scheduling, Implementation & Presentation of events/programs, Program Evaluation, Programming & Program Format, Marketing of Program/Events, and Budgeting & Financial Management. Qualifications: *Seeking Juniors/Seniors in Recreation and Tourism or similar *All internships MUST be for college credit! *CPR/1st Aid Required before arrival at site. Go Play, Inc. is honored to be a RCRA (Resort and Commercial Recreation Association)Appoved Internship Site! May 23-August 5th, 2011. $10/hr 40 hrs/week
Internship Name:
Conference and Event Planning Intern
July 8, 2010
Organization:
YMCA Trout Lodge

13528 State Highway AA
Potosi, Missouri 63664
www.troutlodge.org
Contact Information:
Jessica Adler Clay, Internship Program Coordinator
314.436.1177 ext 299
jaclay@ymcastlouis.org
Stipend: No
Housing: Yes
Available: 1
Fall
Continuous
Description: Resort
Intern will work closely with our Hospitality Director and Lead Program Director. Experiences will include assisting with all aspects of group conferences from initial sales area through the on site experience, to the follow-up and rebooking process. In addition, interns will assist with conference room set ups in advance of group arrivals, hosting groups on site and guest services/reservations during peak times. Interns will also assist in the planning, implementation and execution of guest and group activity programs. These activities may include fishing trips, cave trips, nature hikes, campfires and other activities to provide a fun and rewarding experience for all participants. OUR FACILITY PROVIDES MEALS AND HOUSING TO ALL INTERNS. Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 openings 12 - 16 week internships are available at any time during the year to coincide with your school's academic schedule. Requirements Prefer experience in hospitality and facilities management. Good judgment, creativity, problem solving skills and excellent customer service required. Must also be able to work with people from various cultures and backgrounds.
Internship Name:
Recreation Program and Activity Intern
January 28, 2010
Organization:
YMCA Trout Lodge and Camp Lakewood

13528 State Highway AA
Potosi, Missouri 63664
www.troutlodge.org
Contact Information:
Jessica Adler Clay, Internship Coordinator
314.436.1177
jaclay@ymcastlouis.org
Stipend: No
Housing: Yes
Available: 2
Year Round
Continuous
Description: Resort
As a Recreation Program and Activities Intern at our Trout Lodge Branch (www.troutlodge.org), you will become part of our six million dollar branch team. You'll learn each and every activity at the lodge and become comfortable teaching these activities to families, corporate guests and community outreach groups. You'll learn and then take on the responsibility of creating, planning and orchestrating a theme weekend or new activity. You'll meet and work with great people from all over the world with a passion for recreation and service. We craft our internships to fulfill your goals and university requirements. GENERAL BASIC INFORMATION In a resort setting, assist in administration, planning, implementation, and execution of YMCA Trout Lodge guest family activity programs. These activities include, but are not limited to fishing trips, cave trips, boat tours, archery, riflery and nature hikes, beach parties, campfires, talent shows and the like. Assist with loaning out sporting equipment, boats and bicycles, supervising boats on the lake, monitoring the safety of guests on the waterfront. Assist with adventure and team-building activities to provide a fun and learning experience for all participants. Summer 2010 opportuinities exisit. Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 openings. NOTES: 2 openings. US Residents Only. Additional Salary Information: 12 - 16 week internships are available at any time during the year to coincide with your school's academic schedule. While we do not provide an intern stipend, we provide housing and meals to all our interns.
Internship Name:
Adventure Host
May 25, 2009
Organization:
American Adventure Hostels

18680 Main St. / Hw. 120
Groveland, California 9321
www.americanadventurehostels.com
Contact Information:
Kevin Larson or Guy Mcbryde, Partner
916-212-5609 or 209-573-0
yosemitehostel@americanadventurehostels.com
Stipend: Possible
Housing: Possible
Available: 4
Year Round
Continuous
Description: Resort
Our Yosemite hostel operates out of a 100 yr. old victorian house near Yosemite National Park in the town of Groveland. We have 18 beds with mixed dorms and individual room options. Our goal is to provide affordable accommodations with a social flare. We have several common rooms for guests to socialize and meet one another. We are in walking distance to several restaurants, coffee shops, the famous Iron Door Saloon, the post office, markets and countless outdoor activities. The Adventure Host position would have an opportunity to experience all aspects of operating a small business. The job description includes, administration, marketing, finance, reservations, organizing trips, socializing with guests, networking within the community and of course having a good time. Essential characteristics include: honesty, motivated, creative thinking, strong communication skills, proficiency with computers, english speaking. Desired characteristics include but are not limited to: experience in the travel industry, small business experience, sales experience, entrepreneurship or bilingual. Essential characteristics include but are not limited to: creative thinking, strong communication skills, proficiency with computers, experience in the travel industry, small business experience, entrepeunerism
Internship Name:
Summer Intern
January 19, 2009
Organization:
Coloma Resort

Po Box 516
Coloma, California 95613
www.colomaresort.com
Contact Information:
Daneilla Faieta, Director of Operations
530-621-2267
daniella@colomaresort.com
Stipend: Possible
Housing: Possible
Available: 2
Summer
Continuous
Description: Resort
Summer Internship available at Coloma Resort, a campground and outdoor ed facility on the American River. Intern duties include but are not limited to organizing and facilitating weekend activities, taking reservations, registering campers, and assuring camper satisfaction!
Internship Name:
Leadership Development Intern
July 3, 2007
Organization:
Trout Lodge and Camp Lakewood

13528 State Highway AA
Potosi, Missouri 63664
www.troutlodge.org
Contact Information:
Jessica Adler Clay, Internship Coordinator
573.438.2154
jaclay@ymcastlouis.org
Stipend: No
Housing: Yes
Available: 2
Year Round
Continuous
Description: Resort
12-16 week internships are offered year round to coincide with your school calendar. While we can not offer an intern stipend, we provide meals and housing to our interns.

Assist in the facilitation of team building programs to include, but not limited to, initiatives, team challenges, high adventure and rope course programs with on and off site programs. This program serves a broad client base ranging from youth to corporate. Learn programming, budgeting, staffing, logistics and a customer first service approach while delivering a unique experience. Requirements: Prefer a background in recreation, leisure studies, teaching or related field. Good judgment, creativity, problem solving skills, camping, and excellent customer service required. Must also be able to work on and off site, in inclement weather, and off the ground in a high ropes course setting.

Internship Name:
Recreation Program Intern
July 3, 2007
Organization:
Trout Lodge and Camp Lakewood

13528 State Highway AA
Potosi, Missouri 63664
www.troutlodge.org
Contact Information:
Jessica Adler Clay, Internship Coordinator
573.438.2154
jaclay@ymcastlouis.org
Stipend: Possible
Housing: Yes
Available: 2
Year Round
Continuous
Description: Resort
12-16 week internships are offered year round to coincide with your school calendar. While we can not offer an intern stipend, we provide meals and housing to our interns. Assist in the planning, implementation, and execution of YMCA Trout Lodge family activity programs. These activities include, but are not limited to fishing trips, cave trips, boat tours, tram tours, archery, riflery and nature hikes, beach parties, campfires, talent shows and the like. Assist with loaning out sporting equipment, boats and bicycles, supervising boats on the lake, monotoring the safety of guests on the waterfront. Assit with adventure and team-building activities to provide a fun and learning experience for all participants. YMCA Trout Lodge & Camp Lakewood
Trout Lodge is a year-round, not-for-profit, family getaway and conference center located 90 minutes outside St. Louis. We are a unique branch of the YMCA of Greater St. Louis set on 5500 wooded acres on the shores of a 360-acre private lake. Our Lodge offers 60 guest rooms, 19 loft suites, 20 family cabins and meeting rooms for groups of up to 300. Our on-site family activities include one of the largest adventure ropes courses in the mid-west, the Triangle Y Horse Ranch, boating, target sports, hiking and many other outdoor and indoor activities. In addition, our lake front location is paired with residential and day Camp Lakewood. Combined, we serve more than 40,000 people each year.
Internship Name:
Event Planning Intern
July 3,2007
Organization:
Trout Lodge and Camp Lakewood

13528 State Highway AA
Potosi, Missouri 63664
www.troutlodge.org
Contact Information:
Jessica Adler Clay, Internship Coordinator
573.438.2154
jaclay@Ymcastlouis.org
Stipend: No
Housing: Yes
Available: 2
Year Round
Continuous
Description: Resort
Intern will work closely with our Hospitality Director and Lead Program Director. Experiences will include assisting with all aspects of group conferences from initial sales area through the on site experience, to the follow-up and rebooking process. In addition, interns will assist with conference room set ups in advance of group arrivals and guest services/reservations during peak times. Interns will also assist in the planning, implementation and execution of guest and group activity programs. These activities may include fishing trips, cave trips, nature hikes, campfires and other activities to provide a fun and rewarding experience for all participants. OUR FACILITY PROVIDES MEALS AND HOUSING TO ALL INTERNS. NOTES: 2 openings. US Residents Only. 12 - 16 week internships are available at any time during the year to coincide with your school's academic schedule. While we do not provide an intern stipend, we provide housing and meals to all our interns.
Internship Name:
Community Youth Sport and Recreation Intern
July 3,2007
Organization:
Trout Lodge and Camp Lakewood

13528 State Highway AA
Potosi, Missouri 63664
www.troutlodge.org
Contact Information:
Jessica Adler Clay, Internship Coordinator
573.438.2154
jaclay@ymcastlouis.org
Stipend: Possible
Housing: Yes
Available: 2
Year Round
Continuous
Description: Resort
Assist in administration, planning, implementation, and execution of YMCA Trout Lodge community based programs and family guest programming. These activities include, but are not limited to: community youth soccer programs, adult basketball programs, fishing tournaments and community Holiday Celebrations. NOTES: 2 openings. US Residents Only. 12 - 16 week internships are available at any time during the year to coincide with your school's academic schedule. While we do not provide an intern stipend, we provide housing and meals to all our interns. Prefer experience with families and children. Good judgment, creativity, problem solving skills and excellent customer service required. Coaching skills and athletic experience preferred. Must also be able to work with people from various cultures and backgrounds.
Internship Name:
Resort Internship
March 25, 2006
Organization:
Clearwater Beach Marriott

1201 Gulf Boulevard
Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767
Contact Information:
Barbie Rinck, Entertainment Director
727-599-9836
barbierinck1@yahoo.com
Stipend: Yes
Housing: Yes
Available:
Year Round
2006
Description: Resort
Contact Barbie for more information.
Internship Name:
Recreation Internship
February 13, 2006
Organization:
Wild Dunes

5757 Palm Blvd.
Isle of Palms, South Carolina 29451
www.wilddunes.com
Contact Information:
Mike Ewan, Asst. Recreation Manager
803-886-2300
mewan@wilddunes.com
Stipend: Yes
Housing: Yes
Available:
Year Round
2006
Description: Resort
Call the phone number listed for more information.
Internship Name:
Recreation Internship
February 13, 2006
Organization:
Walt Disney World Dolphin

PO Box 22653
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
Contact Information:
None Listed,
407-934-4000
Stipend: Yes
Housing: No
Available:
Year Round
2006
Description: Resort
Call the phone number listed for more information.
Internship Name:
Recreation Internship
February 13, 2006
Organization:
Vistana Resort

13800 Vistana Resort
Orlando, Florida 32821
Contact Information:
None Listed, Director of Activities
407-239-3058
Stipend: Yes
Housing: No
Available:
Year Round
2006
Description: Resort
Call the phone number listed for more information.
Internship Name:
Recreation Internship
February 9, 2006
Organization:
Tradewinds Resort

5500 Gulf Blvd.
St. Pete Beach, Florida 33706
www.tradewindsresort.com
Contact Information:
Megan Barber, Activities Program Manager
727-562-1240
Stipend: Yes
Housing: Yes
Available:
Year Round
2006
Description: Resort
Call Megain for more information.
Internship Name:
Recreation Internship
February 9, 2006
Organization:
Sundial Beach & Tennis Resort

1451 Middle Gulf Drive
Sanibel Island, Florida 33957
Contact Information:
None Listed, Recreation Director
813-472-4151
Stipend: Yes
Housing: Yes
Available:
Year Round
2006
Description: Resort
Call the phone number listed for more information.
Internship Name:
Recreation Internship
February 9, 2006
Organization:
Stouffer Grand Beach Resort

PO Box 8267 Smith Bay Rd.
St. Thomas, Alabama 801
Contact Information:
None Listed, Student Training Coordinator
809-776-7673
Stipend: Yes
Housing: Yes
Available:
Year Round
2006
Description: Resort
Call the phone number listed for more information.
Internship Name:
Recreation Internship
February 9, 2006
Organization:
South Seas Plantation

PO Box 194
Captiva Island, Florida 33924
Contact Information:
None Listed,
813-472-5111 ext. 3441
Stipend: Yes
Housing: Yes
Available:
Year Round
2006
Description: Resort
Call the phone number listed for more information.
Internship Name:
Recreation Internship
February 8, 2006
Organization:
Sheraton Savannah Resort & Country Club

612 Wilmington Island Rd.
Savannah, Georgia 31410
Contact Information:
None Listed,
800-533-6706
Stipend: Yes
Housing: Yes
Available:
Year Round
2006
Description: Resort
Call the phone number listed for more information.
Internship Name:
Recreation Internship
February 8, 2006
Organization:
Shangri-La Resort

Route #3
Afton, Oklahoma 74331
Contact Information:
None Listed,
918-257-4204
Stipend: Yes
Housing: No
Available:
Year Round
2006
Description: Resort
Call the phone number listed for more information.
Internship Name:
Recreation Internship
February 8, 2006
Organization:
Seapointe Village

9900 Seapointe Blvd.
Diamond Beach, New Jersey 8260
Contact Information:
None Listed,
609-729-5909 ext. 142
Stipend: Yes
Housing: No
Available:
Summer
2006
Description: Resort
Call the phone number listed for more information.
Internship Name:
Recreation Internship
February 8, 2006
Organization:
Sea Palms Golf & Tennis Resort

Federica Rd.
St. Simons Island, Georgia 31522
Contact Information:
None Listed,
912-638-3351
Stipend: Yes
Housing: Yes
Available:
Summer
2006
Description: Resort
Call the phone number listed for more information.
Internship Name:
Recreation Internship
February 8, 2006
Organization:
Seabrook Island

1002 Landfall Way
Johns Island, South Carolina 29455
Contact Information:
Scott Raisley,
803-768-1000
Stipend: Yes
Housing: Yes
Available:
Summer
2006
Description: Resort
Call Scott for more information.
Internship Name:
Recreation Internship
February 8, 2006
Organization:
Sandestin Resort, Inc.

5500 Highway 98 E.
Destin, Florida 32541
Contact Information:
None Listed,
904-267-6364
Stipend: Yes
Housing: No
Available:
Summer
2006
Description: Resort
Call the phone number listed for more information.
Internship Name:
Recreation Internship
February 8, 2006
Organization:
Royal Palm Tours

PO Box 60079
Fort Myers, Florida 0
Contact Information:
None Listed,
813-489-0344
Stipend: Yes
Housing: No
Available:
Year Round
2006
Description: Resort
Call the phone number listed for more information.
Internship Name:
Recreation Internship
February 8, 2006
Organization:
Ritz Carlton - St. Thomas

6900 Great Bay
St. Thomas, Alabama 802
Contact Information:
None Listed,
800-241-3333
Stipend: Yes
Housing: Yes
Available:
Year Round
Continuous
Description: Resort
Call the phone number listed for more information.
Internship Name:
Recreation Internship
February 8, 2006
Organization:
The Ritz Carlton

4750 Amelia Island Parkway
Amelia Island, Florida 32034
Contact Information:
None Listed,
904-277-1100
Stipend: Yes
Housing: No
Available:
Year Round
2006
Description: Resort
Call the phone number listed for more information.
Internship Name:
Recreation Internship
February 8, 2006
Organization:
The Ritz Kids Program

4750 Amelia Island Parkway
Amelia Island, Florida 32034
Contact Information:
None Listed,
904-277-1100
Stipend: Yes
Housing: No
Available:
Year Round
2006
Description: Resort
Call the phone number listed for more information.
Internship Name:
Recreation Internship
February 4, 2006
Organization:
Radisson Suite Resort on Sand Key

1201 Gulf Blvd.
Clearwater, Florida 33767
www.RadissonSandKey.com
Contact Information:
Carol Wolff, Human Resource Manager
727-593-6107
carol@radissonsandkey.com
Stipend: Yes
Housing: Yes
Available:
Anytime
2006
Description: Resort
Call the phone number listed for more information.