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Employment & Internships

Employment Opportunities

Lansing Parks & Recreation provides part time and seasonal employment throughout the year.  We employ lifeguards, score keepers and umpires, activity leaders and co-ordinators.  In addition, you can develop a class and be an independent contractor.  Employment is found with our community centers, nature center, historical site, golf, aquatics, special events, special recreation and day camps.  Keep in mind that our highest employment is in the summer when we offer more day camp programs. If you have questions related to employment with Lansing Parks & Recreation Department please call the Human Resources Department at (517) 483-4004 or go to the City of Lansing Website at www.lansingmi.gov and click on the Department of Human Resources for more detailed information.  

Summer Employment Opportunities - (*Ages 18 and Up) 

The City of Lansing Parks and Recreation will begin accepting applications for summer employment for Kids Camp, Pools and Aquatics, and Sports in March.  Lifeguards, swim instructors and aqua exercise positions will require current certification.  Interviews will begin in April; hiring will take place in early to mid-May and training occurs in May and June.  Most positions run through mid-to -late August.  *The Majority of positions are for those ages eighteen (18) and older, although a few positions can be filled by high school age students.  If you have any questions, please call the Human Resources Department at (5174) 483-4004 or go to the City of Lansing website at www.lansingmi.gov and click on the Department of Human Resources for more detailed information.  You will find positions available and instructions on when and how to apply.

Internship Opportunities

Internships are available with Therapeutic Recreation, Outdoor/Environmental and General Recreation services. Each setting will provide you with unique experience for the completion of your education. In addition to the internships, students have completed volunteer hours, work study hours and independent studies with supervision by a full time employee. Each student sets this up with the department of study and the direct supervisor for oversight. 

You will work a 40 hour week and possibly some evenings and weekends as part of the work week. Exciting programs and events are scheduled throughout the year. You will be responsible for completing your requirements for NCTRC and your University. Additional responsibilities may be required or requested by the current CTRS.

The Naturalist at Fenner Nature Center provides an opportunity to expand your knowledge in the environment and land conservation. You will lead programs and services for youth and adults. Special events are planned throughout the year. Day camp and badge offerings are just a few of the exciting programs you will develop and implement.

The General Recreation student will assist throughout our programs. You will help at the community centers with programs and events. You will learn administrative tasks, community center operation's, special events and programming.

Brett Kaschinske
Parks & Recreation Dept.
200 North Foster Street
2nd Floor
Lansing, MI 48912

Here at Lansing Parks and Recreation we strive to provide all of the Lansing community with quality recreational opportunities. One way we do this is through our youth scholarship program. In the economic climate of today we are finding more families in need of this financial assistance. Your donation will help us ensure we are able to scholarship Lansing youth who request assistance.


Please visit the site above or click on our Facebook Site to link to the Go Fund Site