Internship Opportunities

Internship Opportunities
Organization City of Phoenix
Location Phoenix, Arizona
Job Type Part Time
Application Deadline Feb 28, 2023


Phoenix provides residents and visitors more than 41,000 acres of desert parks and mountain preserve land with 200-plus miles of trails; 185 parks; 32 community and recreation centers; eight golf courses; 29 pools where thousands cool off and learn to swim each summer; and classes, programs, and sports leagues where kids and adults learn, stay active and have fun.

The City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department currently has internship opportunities for undergraduate students attending accredited four-year colleges or universities. These opportunities are part-time positions, working less than 30 hours per week, that allow you to:

  • Meet with experienced Parks and Recreation Department management and team members to improve your skills and knowledge.
  • Build your resume with real life experience.
  • Grow into a future community leader.

Parks Master Plan Intern: The Parks and Recreation Department is seeking an upper-class undergraduate student to assist with the Parks Master Planning Process. This 18-month process will include widespread and comprehensive public outreach, consolidation of feedback, and the development of a strategic master plan for the park system. To support this Master Planning Process, the department is seeking an intern who is interested in engaging with the public and contributing to a comprehensive plan to serve the Phoenix community. This position will assist staff with organizing and collecting data at community meetings, analyzing feedback received by residents, creating material to communicate the plan process and results with residents, developing portions of the Master Plan, and performing research.

Pueblo Grande Museum Docent Coordinator Intern: The Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park a facility in the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department. The facility was donated to the City in 1924, and a museum was opened on the site in 1929.

Pueblo Grande Museum is diversifying and rebuilding its Docent (educational volunteer) positions. As with many programs, volunteer support declined during COVID-19, and the Museum would like to reinvigorate the Docent opportunities needed to best engage museum visitors. To do so, the Parks and Recreation Department is seeking the support of a people-oriented intern who enjoys creating programs and training adults. This position will assist staff with recruitment, screening, training, scheduling, and mentoring new volunteers.

For additional information about the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, visit the web page at


  • Strong research skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.



Part-Time employees will work up to 30 hours and are not eligible for the full package of benefits. Employees will have the opportunity to receive a free bus/light rail pass and earned paid sick time.


  • Must be currently enrolled in a four-year accredited university or college studying public service, parks and recreation management, public health and wellness, community health education, health sciences, communication, business, public administration, public policy, community development, nonprofit management, volunteer resource management, human resources, museum studies, education or other related curriculum.
  • School credit may be obtained depending on the specific school’s requirement.
  • The City job description can be found here.
  • All finalists for positions are subject to a criminal background check applicable to the department or position.
  • For information regarding pre-screening and driving positions, click here.
  • Some positions require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a City vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage.


The minimum qualifications listed above, plus:

  • Enrolled in either Junior or Senior year of college.
  • Grade point average of 2.5 or higher.
  • Experience using Microsoft products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).


First review of applications will occur the week of January 25, 2023. Recruitment will close when we have received a sufficient number of qualified applications or on February 28, 2023, by 11:59 p.m., whichever is sooner.

This recruitment and any interview process as a result of this recruitment may be used by multiple hiring managers and multiple departments throughout the City to fill any related current or future vacancies; other recruitment´s and appropriate eligible lists may also be considered.


Apply online at by completing the required information and attaching, as one document, your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. Only the highest qualified may be posted to the eligible to hire list. The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.


  • Job interviews may be held by video or audio conference.
  • If you are in need of computer resources, click here for free options.
  • Arizona at Work has frequent classes to help with resume writing, interviewing skills, and general career guidance. Click here for more information.
  • Explore other Employment Opportunities with the City of Phoenix.
  • Subscribe to receive e-mail notifications about new employment opportunities.
  • If you need assistance applying for this job, please contact our HR Connection Center at (602) 495-5700.


Public Service Trainee: Job ID #48302

Building the Phoenix of tomorrow.

City of Phoenix is an equal opportunity employer. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni who meet the required qualifications are encouraged to apply.



Application Link