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Volunteer Intern - Neighborhood Parks

Broward County Board of County Commissioners is seeking a Volunteer Intern for the Parks and Recreation Division in its Neighborhood Parks. The Volunteer Intern will assist in a variety of park management tasks including recreation programs such as after-school and full-day camp programs, special events, reports and records management, grant research, financial and personnel management, and more!

Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:

Database management experience
MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) experience
Excellent written and verbal skills

Broward County's Volunteer Internship Program (VIP) is dedicated to providing students with an unsurpassed learning experience. Our goal is to offer selected VIP candidates the opportunity to gain insight into the new, dynamic and changing world of public sector employment and prepare them for exciting opportunities with Broward County. The program's goal is to encourage students to pursue careers within County government, while providing a meaningful learning opportunity. Interns will also have the opportunity to be mentored by senior staff, contribute to the agency's goals, and make a difference. The VIP Intern may qualify to receive academic credit based upon the school's internship requirements.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

NATURE OF WORK

This is a temporary and unpaid/volunteer internship within an agency of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners. This is administrative work which provides the opportunity for training in various offices throughout the County. Assignments serve to offer practical experience and exposure to the County's organizational structure.

Close direction and supervision is received from a supervisor/mentor. Work is reviewed through observation of performance, performance evaluations, frequent conferences and reports.

The volunteer intern is not entitled to a job at the conclusion of the internship; and the volunteer intern is not entitled to wages for the time spent in the internship. The volunteer intern is not eligible for Broward County Benefits.
 
ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Assist with special projects, including research and analysis.

Assist with Program and/or Policy Development.

Assist in preparation of project reports and related data.

Assist with providing information and help to the general public and other governmental agencies.

Applies research techniques and analytical methods to the study of administrative systems, organizational structures, policies and procedures.

Conducts special studies in conjunction with a project; analyzes data and makes recommendations based upon studies.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Knowledge of the principles of management, organization, and administration.

Ability to use computer software programs including Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

Ability to conduct research and make recommendations.

Ability to prepare technical reports.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.


BROWARD COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND PROVIDER OF SERVICES


INTERNSHIP REQUIREMENTS

Currently enrolled in a 2 or 4 year accredited college, university, or a Council on Occupational Education (COE) accredited vocational/technical school, and must maintain an active status throughout the internship (CURRENT SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT MUST BE ATTACHED WITH YOUR APPLICATION AS PROOF OF MEETING THIS REQUIREMENT).

Intern must possess an overall grade point average of 2.5 or above and in good academic standing (CURRENT SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT MUST BE ATTACHED WITH YOUR APPLICATION AS PROOF OF MEETING THIS REQUIREMENT).

Interns must possess excellent written and oral communication skills.

Interns must have the ability to use computer software programs including Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

Interns must be able to work in a team - and have fun! (responsibly)

If selected for the Volunteer Internship Program, a VIP Release and Waiver of Liability Form will be required to be completed and signed upon the acceptance of the internship. Volunteers under the age of 18 will need their parent/guardian's signature on this form.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Interns must interview with a Broward County Agency Selection Committee.

Interns must have availability to work up to 20 hours per week.

Interns have the potential to receive academic credit based upon the institution's internship requirements (Academic Credit is not guaranteed, approval for academic credit is the student's responsibility).

Upon selection, interns must provide a photo ID and undergo a criminal background check and possible drug screening, as well as a professional work experience reference check.

The intern's workplace performance will be monitored on an ongoing basis. Interns not performing at a successful level may be given an opportunity to improve, or may have their internship terminated.

The volunteer intern is not entitled to a job at the conclusion of the internship; and the volunteer intern is not entitled to wages for the time spent in the internship. The volunteer intern is not eligible for Broward County Benefits.


Applications must be received by Friday, 8/10/18 at 5:00 PM EST.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT http://www.broward.org/careers