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MWR Internship, Miami, Florida

DESCRIPTION:  U. S. Coast Guard Base Miami Beach MWR is located beside MacArthur Causeway in Miami Beach.  This location has a fitness center, racquetball courts, pool, multi-purpose recreation court, discounted amusement tickets operation, and the all hands food and beverage operation - the “Gator Den.”  The Marathon Recreational Lodging, cottages and recreational vehicle (RV) pads, is located on Vaca Key in the heart of the Florida Keys 111 miles Southwest of Miami and 48 miles northeast of Key West.  The recreation facilities include four, 1-bedroom cottages and four RV pads.  Reservations for the cottages and RV pads are coordinated through Miami.  Interns may expect to gain operational and programming experience in a number of these MWR facilities, with some time spent along side the MWR Director.  Click here to visit the Miami MWR web site.  It is highly encouraged to bring a laptop if you have one to maximize your internship experience.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Miami seeks interns with the desire to gain experience in programming and operation in any/all of the above facilities, accounting, computer, advertising, marketing, web page assistance.  There is ample opportunity to organize sporting events and leagues, golf tournaments, and development of tickets and tours operations.  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. Malloy has over 25 years of Food and Beverage experience and over 20 years in MWR.  He serves as the Regional MWR Director in Miami, Florida.  During his 14 years working for the Army MWR Program, Mr. Malloy served in a wide range of positions from Chief, Business and Recreation to MWR Director of Operation Joint Forge where he deployed on 6 different occasions in support of Military operations in Bosnia-Herzegovina.  He began with the Coast Guard MWR in 2008, recently earned his Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification, and is currently a member of the International Military Community Executive Association (IMCEA).  

HOUSING:  Housing will be provided.  Students will coordinate housing with the Miami MWR Director once accepted at that location.

MEALS:  Meals will be provided in the galley that serves 2 meals per day.  Interns will coordinate meal times with the Miami 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.  Arrangements may be made for pick up at the airport, if required, by contacting Miami MWR Director prior to arrival.  Contact information will be provided once selected for the internship.  It is highly recommended that you drive in order to have transportation in the surrounding area for personal evening and weekend purposes.

AVAILABILITY:  Intern positions may be open for 12 to 16 weeks in duration, (depending on school requirements) on a year-round basis..

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