Gaining Valuable Experience while Reconnecting to the Outdoors
Holding an elected leadership position on your fraternity or sorority's Executive Board looks great on a resume, but undergraduates also need experience outside the college atmosphere. Virginia State Parksoffers beneficial internships and career opportunities to students across Virginia.
Internships – Students interested in marketing, promotion, or public relations should consider Marketing Internship Program. Marketing interns work with marketing staff who have expertise in media and public relations, social media, blogging, event marketing, tradeshow and event management, research, volunteerism and grant-writing.
I had the opportunity to represent Virginia State Parks during a volunteer fair on campus
Through my Fall and Spring 2014-2015 Marketing internship with the Virginia State Parks, enhance my resume, and make connections with professionals that only an internship can provide while earning six college credits.
The 2013 marketing and intern team had a great time with their final presentations at Twin Lakes State Park
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Career Opportunities – Working at a Virginia State Park including, natural resource management, visitor services, law enforcement, human services, customer services, and workplace safety.
Old Dominion University Parks, Rec, Tourism major Worth Anderson completed his final semester as a marketing intern
That seasonal position also lead to my current Marketing Internship that helped me see that there are a lot of different career opportunities within the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.
Click Commonwealth of Virginia job application.Don't forget to hone your interview skills, too. Most colleges have a career center that can help you get started.
You never know what the day might bring during your internship or seasonal job: from school visits to outdoor concerts, you'll learn a lot about running a park
Internships and seasonal jobs are not just about the experience and/or paycheck. These positions give students an important glimpse into the complex operations of a state park system and government agency. It also gives students an opportunity to network and connect with full-time employees, private sector partners, and non-profit managers. Be sure to set up your Instagram.
Apply today – the parks start gearing up for the season in March and April!