Our vision is to build the Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism system that is centered on meeting the community values of high quality parks, recreation facilities, programs and events. Our vision is to support our residents’ needs and desires for cost effective and accessible parks and programs for people of all ages with best in class customer service contributing to high economic value and pride for living and working in the County.

Internship Overview

The duration of an internship with PRT will be 12-14 weeks, up to 40 hours a week.  PRT will work with college and universities on additional requirements.

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Areas of Study

Roanoke County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism can offer internships in the following areas:

  • Recreation Administration
  • Recreation Leadership
  • Therapeutic Recreation
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Environmental Science/Studies
  • Health and Physical Education/ Human Performance
  • Personal Training
  • Coaching
  • Health Sciences
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Communication and Media
  • Marketing
  • Business/Business Administration

Goal of an Internship with Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism:

To provide the student with a practical learning experience in all aspects of working in a local government recreation department. 

The PRT internship will help prepare the student with the required amount of educational experience for a career by providing a well-organized, diverse, and meaningful hands-on experience.  It will also include a complete overview of the agency, the delivery of services, and the opportunity for the student to develop professionalism in delivering services to a community through parks, recreation and tourism.

Parks, Recreation and Tourism is committed to the following:

  • Providing a qualified internship supervisor
  • Providing educational opportunities throughout the PRT Department
  • Encouraging high standards of performance
  • Providing opportunities for growth, providing feedback, and evaluations
  • Growing and improving as an agency

PRT Internship Manual 

Download the PRT Internship Manual for more information about department internships.

For More Information

If you have any questions or would like more details, contact Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism at 540-387-6078.