Parks & Recreation Intern

Job Title: Parks & Recreation Intern

Salary range: $12.27-13.63/hr

Department: Parks & Recreation

Hours: Part-Time Seasonal

Job Description:

The City of New Brighton is an inner-ring suburb of the Twin Cities with a diverse community, sixteen parks, four neighborhood centers, and a well-loved Community Center with indoor playground, gym and fitness center. The team at New Brighton Parks & Recreation is friendly, agile and forward-thinking. 

The City of New Brighton is offering an excellent opportunity for a student studying parks and recreation to gain hands-on, varied experience in the Parks and Recreation field. This position will assist parks and recreation staff with a variety of programs, special events, and facilities management. They will gain experience working with the community, volunteers, managing staff, budgets and more. 

Summer 2022. Primarily weekdays, occasional evenings, weekends or holiday hours up to 40 hours per week. Flexible schedule based on programming needs and training.


  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Internship/practicum required for completing Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Parks and Recreation or related field.
  • Computer proficiency. (Microsoft Office Suite)
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and follow deadlines.


  • One year or more of experience working in a public parks and recreation agency preferred.
  • Experience with any of the following software programs: CivicRec, EvoGov, Adobe Suite.
  • Strong customer service experience.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people of all ages, abilities, cultures and backgrounds.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities and techniques.

Interns will office primarily out of the Community Center but will also spend time in the parks and in other park buildings as needed. 

Essential responsibilities and duties require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting and standing for prolonged periods of time indoors and outdoors. Must be able to operate assigned equipment.

New Brighton Parks and Recreation Job Openings:

New Brighton Parks and Recreation is now accepting applications for part-time employment.  Applicants should be 16 years of age, unless otherwise noted.  The City of New Brighton does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or handicap status in employment of provision services.

All positions are open until filled.

Past employment does not guarantee a position with the New Brighton Parks and Recreation Department for the coming season.

New Brighton Applications are now paperless! Please fill out the application completely and complete this Applicant Flow Survey.

400 10th St. NW
New Brighton, MN  55112
Phone:  651-638-2130
Fax:  651-638-2135

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