DESCRIPTION: Coast Guard Training Center Cape May is the home of the Coast Guard enlisted corps -- it is our Coast Guard enlisted accession point and recruit training center. The finest young men and women in service to the United States of America pass through our gates each year. Morale, Well-Being, and Recreation (MWR) facilities/activities on the installation include: Gym/Pool complex, Tennis & Racquetball courts, Weight Rooms, Volleyball, Athletic Fields, Tours & Tickets Office, Equipment Rental, Temporary Lodging, Movie Theater, a small Marina, and two Food and Beverage Facilities. Interns can expect to gain operational and programming experience in a number of these facilities. Click here to visit their web site for more information. It is highly encouraged to bring a laptop if you have one to maximize your internship experience.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:Training Center Cape May seeks interns with emphasis in abilities to gain experience in conducting intramural sports competitions, outdoor recreation programs, special events and aquatics (highly recommended that students be lifeguard certified if they want to work in aquatics). Opportunities exist in all facilities/programs listed above. Must be a student in good standing pursuing an undergraduate/graduate degree in Recreation or other MWR-related field and identified as such by an institution of higher learning having an affiliation agreement with the Coast Guard.
SUPERVISOR/MENTOR QUALIFICATIONS: Mr. Tony Buero began his second career with Coast Guard MWR in January 2007. His experience includes 28 years of service with the U.S. Navy, retiring as a Lieutenant Commander. While on active duty, he served as Director of MWR, Naval Training Center Orlando and as the Administrative Officer/MWR Officer on board the USS HARRY S TRUMAN (CVN 75). Leadership skills are a natural, he is a fine mentor, and is aggressively working on numerous new and exciting events for Training Center Cape May.
HOUSING: Housing will be provided on the installation. The housing will be in a non-smoking facility and pets are not allowed. Students will coordinate housing with the Cape May MWR Director once selected at that location.
MEALS: Interns will be issued a meal pass for the galley that serves 3 meals per day.
PAY:Pay will not be provided.
TRAVEL:Travel to and from the internship is the responsibility of the student. It is highly recommended that you drive in order to have transportation in the surrounding area for personal evening and weekend purposes. Contact information will be provided to you once selected for the internship.
AVAILABILITY:Intern positions may be open for 12 to 16 weeks in duration (depending on school requirements), on a year-round basis. Best time for internship is May-September when more events occur. (Note: There is no requirement to join the Coast Guard, these are civilian positions).
TO APPLY:The deadline to apply is 4 months prior to start date of the internship. Planning ahead is most important especially if we need to establish an affiliation agreement with your university. Send your resume with cover letter (include locations of interest and desired semester on cover), official transcripts, and letter of recommendation to:
US Coast Guard
Community Services Command
MWR Attn: Robert Davis
510 Independence Parkway, Suite 500
Chesapeake, VA 23320
For further information about MWR internships contact, Robert.L.Davis@USCG.MIL