The City of Winston-Salem Recreation and Parks Department will be offering Spring 2021 Internships. Applications will be available in mid-August. 

The goal of Winston-Salem Recreation & Parks (WSRP) Internship Program is to provide a professional learning opportunity to apply classroom skills by planning, organizing, leading, and evaluating various recreational programs.  Interns will experience real working situations that will prepare them for a future in Recreation & Parks.

WSRP accepts interns in Administration, Athletics, Community Recreation, and Therapeutic Recreation.

Internship Requirements

  • University coursework related to the internship opportunity
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Complete a City of Winston-Salem application
  • Able to pass background check and drug test
  • Minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 is required.
  • Have a valid driver license and transportation

 Internship Details

  • Internships are unpaid
  • Therapeutic Recreation internships are with an LRT/CTRS
  • Academic Internship manuals must be submitted if selected for an interview
  • Internship hours vary based on academic requirements
  • Completion of minimum 120 hours of fieldwork or practicum
  • Academic fieldwork and practicums are offered during the summer
  • Those seeking a practicum must have an Academic Professor or Advisor reach out to the Internship Coordinators on their behalf.

How to Apply

Applications shall be submitted according to the timeline below to allow sufficient time for the hiring process. If a deadline has passed, there are no guarantees that an internship opportunity can be fulfilled.

  • Spring Internship:                          August 10 – November 6
  • Summer Internship:                      January 1 – March 31
  • Summer Fieldwork/Practicum:     January 1 – March 31
  • Fall Internship:                              April 1 – June 20


Contact internship coordinators with additional questions

For information about internships offered by other department’s, visit Winston-Salem’s Internships page.