Parks Internship Opportunities

Caleb Smith

(765) 983-7425

csmith@richmondindiana.gov

Community Engagement Coordinator

Join our team!

Join Richmond Parks & Recreation this summer for an exciting internship opportunity! Our department manages 19 parks/recreation facilities, runs over 250 events annually, hosts multiple summer camps, and works with dozens of community partners each year to fulfill our goal of making Richmond a fun place to live, work, grow, and play. 

We offer a wide variety of internship opportunities each year, and love to adapt our opportunities to your particular interests or passions! We have small, tight knit staff that loves working with young professionals (like you!) to give hands-on experience in the field. We also conduct a weekly “Workshop Wednesday” for interns with professional and career information. We even have a limited amount of free housing available within walking distance of our office for our interns! 

If you are interested in one of our internship opportunities, want more information, or want to discuss a customized opportunity, please don’t hesitate to reach out! You can contact us by calling (765) 983-PARK or by sending an email to parks@richmondindiana.gov.

Students are encouraged to seek academic credit with their home campus for these unpaid internships. All internships comply with standards for internship programs under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). 

To apply to any of our positions, send an email to parks@richmondindiana.gov with your resume and cover letter, and the subject line "Internship Application" and the name of the position you are applying for.

Join our team!

Join Richmond Parks & Recreation this summer for an exciting internship opportunity! Our department manages 19 parks/recreation facilities, runs over 250 events annually, hosts multiple summer camps, and works with dozens of community partners each year to fulfill our goal of making Richmond a fun place to live, work, grow, and play. 

We offer a wide variety of internship opportunities each year, and love to adapt our opportunities to your particular interests or passions! We have small, tight knit staff that loves working with young professionals (like you!) to give hands-on experience in the field. We also conduct a weekly “Workshop Wednesday” for interns with professional and career information. We even have a limited amount of free housing available within walking distance of our office for our interns! 

If you are interested in one of our internship opportunities, want more information, or want to discuss a customized opportunity, please don’t hesitate to reach out! You can contact us by calling (765) 983-PARK or by sending an email to parks@richmondindiana.gov.

Students are encouraged to seek academic credit with their home campus for these unpaid internships. All internships comply with standards for internship programs under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). 

To apply to any of our positions, send an email to parks@richmondindiana.gov with your resume and cover letter, and the subject line "Internship Application" and the name of the position you are applying for.

Positions Available:

Naturalist Intern

The Naturalist Intern serves to assist the Landscaping and Naturalist Leader at the Richmond Parks and Recreation Department. Incumbent will plan, organize, coordinate and direct environmental and recreational programs for the Parks and Recreation Department under the supervision of the Landscaping and Naturalist Leader.

Full Job Description

Park Finance & Community Relations Intern

The Finance Intern serves to assist the Business Manager at the Richmond Parks and Recreation Department. Incumbent will provide administrative, accounting and book keeping support for the Parks and Recreation Department.

Full Job Description

Park Marketing and Outreach Intern

The Marketing & Outreach Intern serves to assist the Community Engagement Director at the Richmond Parks and Recreation Department. Incumbent will provide marketing assistance for programs, events, and facilities for the Parks and Recreation Department.

Full Job Description

Sports & Recreation Programming Intern

The Sports and Recreation Intern serves to assist the Sports and Recreation Coordinator at the Richmond Parks and Recreation Department. Incumbent will plan, organize, coordinate and direct athletic and recreational programs for the Parks and Recreation Department under the supervision of the Sports and Recreation Coordinator.

Full Job Description

Special Projects & Events Intern

Richmond Parks and Recreation is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Special Projects Intern for the summer to help run programs, plan events, and positively promote the Richmond park system.

Full Job Description

Senior Services Program Intern

The Senior Services Program Intern serves to assist the Senior Services Coordinator at the Richmond Parks and Recreation Department. Incumbent will provide administrative, reception and activity support for the Parks and Recreation Department.

Full Job Description

Community Recreation Intern

Richmond Parks and Recreation is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Community Recreation Intern for the summer to help run programs, plan events, and positively promote the Richmond Park system.

Full Job Description

Farmers Market: Local Food Access Intern

The Local Food Access Intern serves to assist the Richmond Farmers Market Coordinator at the Richmond Parks and Recreation Department. Incumbent will help plan, organize, coordinate and direct outreach and educational programs related to increasing awareness/utilization of the Richmond Farmers Market by underserved populations in Richmond, assist in the implementation of the SNAP Double Dollars Program, and assist in the planning and execution of weekly Markets for the Richmond Farmers Market under the supervision of the Richmond Farmers Market Coordinator.

Full Job Description

Farmers Market: Programming & Access Intern

The Programming and Outreach Intern serves to assist the Richmond Farmers Market Coordinator at the Richmond Parks and Recreation Department. Incumbent will help plan, organize, coordinate and direct outreach and educational programs related to increasing awareness/utilization of the Richmond Farmers Market and assist in the planning and execution of weekly Markets for the Richmond Farmers Market under the supervision of the Richmond Farmers Market Coordinator.

Full Job Description

What's it like?

Every summer, in addition to the interns normal work duties, we provide a series of workshops and lectures for our interns to enrich their experience and make sure they get a variety of educational opportunities. For example, in 2020 we connected over Zoom with Josh Imhoff to learn more about his digital marketing agency. He explained how he and his wife, Megan Imhoff, use search engine optimization to promote local businesses online. Megan also runs a local blog and our interns learned about writing and running a blog.

Check out a few pictures from 2019!

Our 2019 class of interns!

We borrowed a city bus to do a tour of the Parks system!

One week, our interns got a chance to meet with Mayor Snow to learn more about him and his role.

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Locations

2380 Liberty Ave.

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