UCLA Recreation

2018 Summer Internship


UCLA Recreation is pleased to announce 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.


APPLICATION OPENS:       January 8, 2018             APPLICATION CLOSES:                 March 9, 2018


STARTING DATE: June 12, 2018*                              ENDING DATE:                  August 4, 2018

*Youth Programs, Aquatics & Marina Aquatics Center interns start 5/31/18


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.


10 Positions are available within the following areas of focus:



Competitive Sports

Facility and Special Event Management

Marina Aquatic Center 

Sustainability & Marketing

Youth Programs/Summer Camps                             


For more detailed information regarding UCLA Recreation, please visit our website at



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.

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


Stipend/Benefits:  Each intern will actively participate in a comprehensive Collegiate Recreation Internship program with opportunities such as professional networking, comprehensive and experiential learning and an increased understanding of how a large college Recreation program operates.  Each intern will be paid $175 per week, plus a full University Housing and a University Dining meal plan (the housing and meal package is estimated at $3800 and is treated as taxable income by the IRS.)

Application Process:  To apply, you will need to submit a cover letter and resume.  Be sure to include in your cover letter the areas that you are interested in working (e.g. competitive sports, youth programs, etc.). Questions may be directed to summerinternship@recreation.ucla.edu.   Please use the below link, when active, to formally apply.