Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites
Internships at Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites
Internship Program Options

State Park Management
Interns will gain hands-on experience in a variety of departments, including front desk operations, operating procedures, budgeting, reports and administration, maintenance, housekeeping, law enforcement, interpretive programming and resource management. If placed at a park with a lodge, interns will also gain experience in hospitality. At some parks intern lodging is available. College students with an interest in natural sciences, resource management, recreation, criminal justice or business administration are encouraged to apply.

Historic Site Management
Interns will be involved with the daily operation of some of the most interesting historic sites in the Southeast. Learning opportunities will include, interpretive programming, artifact preservation, operating procedures, budgeting, maintenance, resource management, and volunteer coordination. At some historic sites intern lodging may be available.


Resource Management
Interns will be actively involved with ongoing resource management programs such as; invasive plant control, landscaping with native plants, botanical and aquatic surveys, forestry improvement, prescribed burning and wildlife management. Interns may be assigned to a park and housing may be available or work with the Atlanta office, which would require commuting. Resource management interns will be assigned a management project for direct application and experience on their assigned park.

Working with programming staff, interns will plan or lead activities such as guided hikes, holiday celebrations, campfire programs and nature crafts. At some parks and sites intern lodging is available. Interns will also learn aspects of state park management. Interns can request assigned at either a park or historic site.

Golf Operations
Golf Shop Management:
Under the supervision of a PGA Class A professional, interns will learn about clubhouse operations, golf car fleet and turf grass management, customer relations, tournaments, business planning, course/facility design, marketing, merchandising, inventory and volunteer management. At some parks intern lodging is available. Interns must be pursuing a career in golf course management.

Turf grass Management:
This program will expose interns to all aspects of golf course maintenance, including turf grass basics, equipment maintenance and pest management. At some parks intern lodging is available.

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