Internships with Chandler Recreation

Senior Center Intern

The City of Chandler values education and believes that students bring new ideas, new energy and new skills to the workforce. An internship with the City offers insight into local government while sharpening your programming, planning, communication, and writing skills. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in Parks and Recreation Management, Leisure Studies, Marketing, Exercise, Wellness or a related field.

Interns will be selected based on their initiative, willingness to learn, having a positive attitude, strong writing and communication skills and the ability to work well in teams and independently.

We appreciate that the Internship Program is unpaid and people are juggling jobs, families, classes and other obligations. The ideal time commitment is 15 to 20 hours a week for two to six months and can be used for college credit.

To be considered, candidates must submit the following items:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Intern Application

Submit Application

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and evaluated monthly. For more information, contact Joshua Adams.


Frequently Asked Questions

Work locations and hours may be varied; it is recommended that you have a car.

Chandler has a variety of housing options for interns.

When you are out in the "field," the appropriate clothing attire is jeans or khakis, and casual long- or short-sleeve shirts. Professional attire should be worn at all times.

Chandler is known for year-round sunshine, but temperatures can vary. The summer months, June through September, are extremely warm with intense daytime sunlight. October through December is mild. January through May has limited periods of rain and cool weather.

There is no guarantee that you will be offered employment with our department. The skills you will develop will certainly enhance your employment opportunities.

No. It is the intern's responsibility to provide personal medical coverage. You will be covered by workman's compensation while performing duties during your internship.

The City of Chandler reserves the right to conduct a full state and federal background check on interns.

Interns will be expected to work 20 to 40 hours per week which may include early mornings, late evenings, and/or weekends. The work schedule is set by the supervisor to whom you are assigned. Expect abnormal lunch hours to attend grand openings and special events, and the occasional holiday off.

City of Chandler Holidays

  • New Years Day
  • MLK Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving (Thursday and Friday)
  • Christmas Day

Yes. Your supervisor will provide onsite training to your facility and duties, designed to familiarize you with the organization.

Yes. With your supervisor's permission and when space permits, you will be able to attend free training and seminars available to the general staff.

Yes. Even if your college/university does not require you to complete a project while you are completing your internship, projects or assignments will be given to you. However, if your college/university does require a project, we will help tailor the project to meet your needs. Also, you will be expected to give an oral report/presentation in front of the administration team near the end of your internship.