Internship Opportunities

About Internship Positions

Our Internship Program offers seasonal opportunities that provide exposure and education into many aspects of Parks and Recreation. These opportunities are available for placement in Parks Management & Services, Recreation, or other related fields within the Division. 

Requirements


  • High School diploma or GED
  • 18 years of age minimum
  • Driver's License
  • Basic computer use knowledge
  • Paid internships must agree to a 6-12 week placement, for a total of 400 hours

Examples of Projects


Park Management & Services
  • Maintenance
  • Project Management
  • Ranger Services
Recreation
  • Community Recreation
  • Preschool and Youth Sport Management
  • Therapeutic Recreation 
  • Historical Site Interpretation
  • Nature Programming
Communication
  • Graphic Design
  • Public Relations & Affairs
  • Event Planning & Outreach
Business Management
  • Grant Research

Expectations of a prospective Intern


  • Have sufficient education, fieldwork and observation experience meeting University/College requirements to be eligible to apply for an internship. 
  • No other conflicting requirements during the internship with the exception of college requirements. Interns must be available to work primarily weekdays, with some evenings and weekends as scheduled through the Intern Coordinator. 
  • Follow the Frederick County Division of Parks and Recreation policies and procedures. 
  • Responsible for his or her own transportation, room, and board.
  • Complete a written mid and post-evaluation of the internship experience. Please note: Interns will be graded and given credit for work that has been accomplished according to the College or University guidelines.

How to Apply: 


  • Obtain approval from your Academic Advisor before completing the application. Advisor approval must accompany the application as an attachment.
  • Complete an application, including the supplemental questions. Be sure to attach a resume and any other supporting documents prior to submission.

Application Deadlines


Fall/Winter Semester: July 1st
Spring/Summer Semester: December 1st 

  • Once an application is received, the Intern Coordinator will be in contact to set up an interview to discuss the program and personal goals of the candidate.

    Note: Intern performance will be regularly evaluated to maintain high Divisional standards and to satisfy the intern’s educational requirements. The Division reserves the right to end an internship if it is deemed in the best interest of the Division. 

Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO)


Frederick County is an Equal Opportunity Employer that provides opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry/ethnicity, age, religion, disability (including pregnancy), gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, genetic information, marital status, familial status (as defined by County law) or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws and regulations. The policy of equal opportunity employment and anti-discrimination applies to all aspects of the relationship between Frederick County and its employees, including recruitment, employment, promotion, transfer, training, working conditions, wages and salary administration, and employee benefits and application of policies.

For questions regarding Frederick County Government job opportunities, please contact the Human Resources Division at 301-600-1070 Option 1 or email.

Frederick County Government is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email or call and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Job seekers are also encouraged to contact Frederick County Workforce Services at 301-600-2255 for assistance in employment opportunities with businesses other than Frederick County Government.