Recreation Technology Internships for Youth Announced

Seattle Parks and Recreation is seeking summer interns for their Recreation Technology program. “RecTech” develops skills, trains tomorrow’s leaders; applications are due May 28

Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Associated Recreation Council (ARC) invite youth ages 14-18 to apply for work as interns in the Recreation Technology or “RecTech” program for this coming 2010 Summer.

These internships provide young people with important skills in today’s tech-savvy world. The program will bring them up to date on various tech skills and help make them more employable.

There are openings for interns in these technology areas in:

  • Digital Darkroom and Photojournalism at Delridge Community Center. This internship will provide an overview of the digital imaging process and will cover the basics of photojournalism.
  • Video Production at Garfield Community Center. In this session, the interns will spend the summer behind a camera and holding a microphone. It will include workshops in video production, theater, and creative writing.
  • Web Design at South Park Community Center. Interns in this program will learn web design, graphic design, HTML, and interactive animations.

All internships run from July 12 through August 26, Monday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.

Applicants should be sure:

  • They are enrolled in high school during the 2010-11 school year, or graduated in 2010.
  • They have some skills in computer and Internet basics and common software applications, or a desire to learn them.
  • They have good interpersonal skills, including the desire to work with others.

The Associated Recreation Council is a nonprofit organization and partner of Seattle Parks and Recreation that offers a variety of recreational and lifelong learning programs, classes and activities to citizens throughout Seattle.  For more information on the RecTech program,see

For information on how to apply, please send or drop off completed applications to Carl Dwyer, Associated Recreation Council, 860 Terry Ave. N, Suite 101 (the Armory at Lake Union Park), Seattle, WA 98109. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, May 28.

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