DESCRIPTION: Training Center Yorktown is located 2 miles northeast of Yorktown, Virginia, along the York River. Historic and recreational areas of Yorktown, Jamestown, Williamsburg, Busch Gardens and Water Country USA, are nearby. 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 with Outdoor Adventures Program, Outdoor Pavilion, Temporary Lodging, Movie Theater, Cyber Café, 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.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:Training Center Yorktown 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 QUALIFICATIONS:Mr. Holland Ricks has over 30 years of direct MWR program management experience. He received his secondary education training from Hampton University where he majored in Recreation Education. During his tour of duty at TRACEN-Yorktown, Mr. Ricks has held the following positions: Sports Director, Aquatics Director, and Supervisory Recreation Specialist. He was the winner of the AFRS’ John Pat Harden Practitioner Award in 2000.
HOUSING:Housing will be provided, two students per room, for students outside the commuting area. Students will coordinate housing with the Yorktown 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 Yorktown MWR Director once accepted at that location.
PAY:Paid internships are available for graduate level students. Other internship experiences are unpaid.
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 Yorktown MWR Director prior to arrival. Contact information will be provided to you once selected for the internship.
AVAILABILITY:Two intern positions are open for 12 to 16 weeks in duration (depending on school requirements), May through September only. (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, copy of valid driver's license, 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