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MWR Internship, Elizabeth City, North Carolina

DESCRIPTION:  Coast Guard Base Elizabeth City lies on the outskirts of Elizabeth City, NC, 35 minutes from the Virginia border and 45 minutes from the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  Morale, Well-Being, and Recreation (MWR) facilities/activities on the installation include:  Gym complex, Racquetball & Volleyball courts, Weight Rooms, Athletic Fields, Tours & Tickets Office, Equipment Rental, Recreational Lodging Cabins, a Beach, and a Food and Beverage Facility.  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:  Base Elizabeth City seeks interns with emphasis in abilities to gain experience in conducting intramural sports competitions, outdoor recreation programs, food and beverage operations, beach operation and programming, special events, and new initiatives.  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. Holland Ricks, MWR Director at Elizabeth City, began his career with Coast Guard MWR in 1998.  Mr. Rick's experience is a broad scope of Operations, Marketing, Commercial Sponsorship, Recreation, and Special Events.  Ms. Katherine Daniel is also a member of the Elizabeth City  MWR team and began working with Coast Guard MWR recently in 2014.  The mentorship skills of the E City MWR Team are a natural for intern in the field of recreation, and they are always working on new and exciting events for Elizabeth City.

HOUSING:  Housing will be provided on a share basis.  Two students per facility, sharing a common kitchen.  Students will coordinate housing with the Elizabeth City MWR Director once accepted at that location.

MEALS:  Interns will be issued a meal pass for the galley that serves 3 meals per day.  Interns will coordinate meal times with the Elizabeth City MWR Director once accepted at that location.

PAY:  No pay, this is a volunteer internship.

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.  (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

Last Modified 1/12/2016