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UCLA Recreation

UCLA Recreation is excited for the return of our Summer Internship Program 2022. Please explore this summer's available internship positions. Application now open. Application deadline is April 5 at 11:59 PM.

UCLA Recreation offers ten summer internship opportunities geared towards applicants interested in entering into the field of collegiate recreation and related fields. Selected interns will gain firsthand experience in a comprehensive recreation program at one of the most dynamic universities in the country. General responsibilities include but are not limited to program development, administrative operations, and special projects for both the department and in a specific functional area.

The goal of our summer internship program is to foster the development of emerging professionals by immersing them in a diverse and fast-paced recreation programming. Ten interns will live together in university housing for a duration of 8 weeks and will gain professional experience in a variety of areas within UCLA Recreation.


APPLICATION CLOSES: April 5, 2022, at 11:59 PM



*Youth Programs and Aquatics interns start earlier, June 2, 2022

10 Positions are available within the following areas of focus:

  • Aquatics
  • Competitive Sports
  • Experiential Programs
  • Facility and Special Event Management
  • Marketing
  • Youth Programs/Summer Camps

Required Qualifications:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • First Aid/CPR Certifications (Required by the first day of employment)
  • Submit to a criminal background check.
  • Experience working in a recreation department and/or related field.
  • Possess effective interpersonal skills and a strong desire to learn
  • Willingness to work variable and extended hours.
  • Legally allowed to work in the United States

Each functional area may require additional certifications and/or specific skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Currently working in recreation and/or related fields, and actively pursuing a career within that field.
  • Entering the final year of completing an undergraduate degree or currently pursuing a graduate degree

How to Apply

To apply, visit the UCLA Career Opportunities webpage. Search for Requisition # 35732, Recreation Summer Intern.

Apply for the position and be sure to include a resume, cover letter, and note your top 3 choices of Summer Internship position. Application deadline is April 5 at 11:59 PM.

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Browse available internship job descriptions below.


Aquatics Intern

The Aquatics Intern will provide additional support for the aquatics operations and program staff, particularly through the facilitation of aquatic certification courses. Duties will include facility operations, staff training and development, aquatic event, and programming management.

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Competitive Sports

Competitive Sports Intern

The Competitive Sports Intern will assist with the summer Competitive Sports programming, including the completion of several projects including the management of Club Sports youth camps, and develop new ideas to increase the competency of officials. Assist in the planning for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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Experiential Programs

Experiential Programs Intern

The Outdoor Adventures, Experiential Programs Intern will lead experiential programs, and work closely with current staff on both our UCLA Challenge Course and Rock Wall.

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Facility and Special Events

Facility and Special Events Intern

The Facility and Special Events Intern will familiarize themselves with the various Recreation facilities spaces available to distinct patron groups including, but not limited to, students, staff, community members, professional sports teams, and outside organizations. The intern will work on various special events hosted in our spaces including staff scheduling, supervision, planning, and logistics.

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Marketing and Digital Media

Marketing and Digital Media Intern

The Marketing Intern will strategize, plan, and create a digital marketing campaign for the new academic year that helps to elevate the position and visibility of UCLA Recreation users, programs, and facilities. This includes social media, email marketing, and outreach opportunities.

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Student Activities Center and Special Events

Student Activities Center (SAC) and Special Events Intern

The Student Activities Center (SAC) and Special Events Intern will assist in the creation of leadership trainings for staff as well as monitor compliance protocols including developing online compliance trainings. The intern will serve on various committees with their supervisor. They will also be responsible for implementing new policies or protocols they feel would be beneficial to the SAC team. They will help with and lead certain parts of special events and student group events in the building, gym, and WAF stadium.

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Youth and Family Programs, Logistics

Youth and Family Programs, Logistics Intern

The Youth Camp Logistics Intern will oversee all logistics for UCLA Recreation youth summer camps including transportation, field trips, and ordering supplies.

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Youth and Family Programs, Staff Development

Youth and Family Programs, Staff Development Intern

The Youth & Family Programs, Staff Development Intern will assist with summer staff interviews, hiring, training, and overall supervision.

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