​​​​​Internship Program

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We are pleased that you're considering an unpaid internship with the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department. Our internship program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to integrate theoretical concepts with practical applications, all while under the supervision of dedicated recreation professionals. Our program offers a multi-faceted experience that allows you to explore various components of recreation and ultimately discover your greatest areas of interest. ​

  • Experienced supervisor
  • Professional networking opportunities
  • Gain an understanding and appreciation of the responsibilities of personnel in the profession
  • See first-hand the impact of park and recreation services on the community
  • Develop an understanding of organizational and administrative procedures
  • Gain practical experience in park and recreation services
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate a program or special event
  • Create internship goals
  • Visit and observe other area agencies
  • Must be currently enrolled in a college or university​
  • Complete internship survey and application
  • Interview with prospective supervisor
  • Pass all Palm Beach County intern requirements including background screening
  • Agree to abide by all county policies and procedures
  • Agree to complete a post internship evaluation
  • Complete and submit Internship Interest Survey and a current resume to parksvol@pbcgov.org (Interested students may call to discuss details of internship requirements or intern position availability prior to completing Interest Survey)
  • An interview will be conducted if student meets the basic requirements and a position is available
  • After a successful interview, Intern Candidate will be asked to complete an application
  • An offer for the internship position can be made if the candidate successfully completes/passes the application and screening process


  • Athletics
  • Recreation
  • Therapeutic Recreation
  • Public Information/Graphic Design
  • Finance
  • Business Development/Administration
  • Nature Centers
  • Morikami Museum
  • Planning and Development/GIS


Questions? Please contact us at parksvol@pbcgov.org or (561) 966-6609​  for details and to apply.