DESCRIPTION: Training Center Petaluma is located in the scenic farmland hills of Northern California. Graduates from Petaluma are the Chiefs, the cooks, the medics, the technicians, the keepers, and the vanguard of the Coast Guard. Morale, Well-Being, and Recreation (MWR) facilities/activities on the installation include: Gym, Pool, Tennis & Racquetball courts, Weight Rooms, Volleyball, Athletic Fields, Tours & Tickets Office, Equipment Rental, Campground, Temporary Lodging, Movie Theater, Bowling Center, and a Food and Beverage Operation. Interns may expect to gain operational and programming experience in a number of these facilities. Visit their web site at Training Center Petaluma for more information.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Training Center Petaluma seeks interns with emphasis in abilities to gain experience in conducting intramural sports competitions, large fitness program, outdoor recreation programs, youth programming associated with Boys and Girls Clubs of America, 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. Larry Streeter has over 35 years of direct MWR program management experience. He received his secondary education training from Plymouth State College where he received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation. Further degrees from Sonoma State University in California, he received both a BA in Business Management and a BA in Economics. During his tour of duty at TRACEN-Petaluma, Mr. Streeter has held the following positions: Sports Director and Supervisory Recreation Specialist.
HOUSING: Housing will be provided.
MEALS: Meals will be provided in the Galley, serving 3 meals per day. Interns will coordinate meal times with the Petaluma MWR Director once selected at that installation.
PAY: No pay, this is a volunteer internship.
TRAVEL: Travel to and from the internship is the responsibility of the student. Arrangements may be made for pick up at the airport by contacting the Petaluma MWR Director prior to arrival. It is highly encouraged to have a vehicle during an internship at this installation. Contact information will be provided to you once selected for the internship.
AVAILABILITY: Intern positions are 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: Application deadline is 1 March for summer semester internships, and at least 45 days in advance for other semesters. 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