Minneapolis Parks and Recreation offers a wide range of internship opportunities for college students and graduates that assist in bridging the gap between the educational experience and the professional work environment. Interns gain valuable skills and connections that very often lead to future opportunities with the City of Minneapolis, with other municipalities, and with other public and private sector organizations. 

Types of work include accounting, marketing, clerical duties, park maintenance, programming for recreation centers, environmentalism, tree planting, and more. You will have real responsibilities, while continuing to learn and refine your leadership skills.  

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The Way We Work

The Employees of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board:

  • Work and accept responsibility to search for, create and execute new and innovative approaches to improve the performance of Park Board services and objectives.
  • Assist external and internal customers to serve their needs and take responsibility for continuously improving customer service.
  • Foster meaningful interaction among people through the exchange of information to produce understanding.
  • Continuously develop and use effective strategies and interpersonal styles to engage and guide others toward the accomplishment of identified objectives and goals in the best interest of the Park Board and community.
  • Consistently work toward the common good of the organization and encourage others to do the same.
  • Conduct themselves at all times in a professionally appropriate and respectful manner.
  • Apply the proper safety/security practices according to established protocols, guidelines and policies.

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.