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.
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.
Areas of Study
Roanoke County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism can offer internships in the following areas:
Health and Physical Education/ Human Performance
Early Childhood Development
Communication and Media
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