Programa de Prácticas

Natural learning starts in parks


Interning with Orange County Parks and Recreation will allow students to develop a solid foundation in local government administration, to include all aspects of programming, facility management, administrative functions and operational oversight. Expect exposure to historic, environmental, athletic, senior and youth programming, natural resource management and a host of opportunities throughout Orange County's 99 parks and facilities.


Under the direction of a Certified Park Professional, interns will be trained to coordinate and schedule staff, attend and facilitate meetings, prepare reports, assist with budget preparations and review capital development. Interns will be introduced to Kronos, RecWare, Orange County GIS/Infomap and other technology-driven software used at the workplace and will assist his or her supervisor in pushing new policy, procedure, evaluation instruments and technology to the Division. Interns will assist the process to obtain Agency Accreditation.

Interns will have the opportunity to work in the field, assist with special events and complete an internship project selected in the best interest of the student and Orange County. Interns with the Orange County Parks and Recreation Division will receive a customized schedule to meet the needs of the student and University developed through structured meetings and knowledge of the intern's professional goals.


Our mission is to provide and preserve quality parks and recreation for all! Together, our staff work diligently to meet the needs of our diverse community each and every day.


You must be currently enrolled in a four-year college or university program in Parks and Recreation Administration, Natural Resource Management, Recreation Programming, Event Management, Parks and Recreation Marketing/Graphic Design, Exercise and Sport Science or a similar field. Graduate degree-seeking students may also be considered.


Check our job listing for current Parks and Recreation internship opportunities and submit your application online.

También aceptamos solicitudes durante todo el año para aquellas oportunidades que surgen según la necesidad. Su solicitud permanecerá en nuestros archivos durante un año. De presentarse una oportunidad para la que usted sea elegible, lo contactaremos para conocer su disponibilidad y programar una posible entrevista.


Si es seleccionado para una pasantía, usted deberá:

  • Completar una examinación médica previa a la contratación, un examen para la detección de estupefacientes y una verificación de antecedentes penales
  • Inscribirse en el Servicio Militar si se le solicita hacerlo
  • Inscribirse para recibir el depósito directo antes del primer día de trabajo


Orange County Parks and Recreation
4801 West Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32808

Teléfono: (407) 836-6205