Employment and Internships

Student Opportunities and Rec Works: Join Our Team!

Interested in working for Student Recreation & Wellness Services?  

Student Recreation & Wellness Services (SRWS) will be hosting two Rec Works sessions on April 11, 2014.  In order to be considered for employment, you need to attend a RecWorks session.  RecWorks is an informational session on positions available with SRWS.  There will be one session at 2:30PM and one at 4:00PM on April 11.  Sessions should last approximately one hour and will be held in Classroom 245 of The Student Recreation & Wellness Center.  Preregistration is required and seats are limited to the first 50 registrants per session.

Please contact Kim Ede at 330-972-6199 or ede2@uakron.edu to register for one of the sessions.  At that time, you will be sent an application.  Please fill out the application and bring it with you to the RecWorks session along with a resume and cover letter.  Attendance at the RecWorks session along with the application, resume and cover letter are required to be considered for employment.

      Graduate Assistantships

      Student Recreation and Wellness Services at The University of Akron will be hiring 5 Graduate Assistants for the 2014 – 2015 Academic Year.  These positions have a tentative start date of August 4, 2014.  Ending date may be negotiated.  Appointment is for 1 year (9 month contract) with a second year being renewable with a positive evaluation. Outdoor Adventure position is a 12 month contract. Detailed job descriptions are below with application information.

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      Internship Opportunities

      Interested in working in a Recreation Facility? At SRWS we strive to give interns a well-rounded internship experience to prepare them for their next professional steps. Internships typically include a major assignment to one of our program areas, with supplemental duties in supporting areas of interest. We work with each individual intern candidate to coordinate their experience with existing requirements and standards of their program

      The SRWS Internship opportunities are unpaid.

      Intended for students majoring in: Recreation Management, Sport Management and Exercise Science, and we will consider other majors if appropriate. Opportunities include experience with:

      • Fitness and Wellness Initiatives
      • Marketing
      • Outdoor Adventure
      • Staff / Student Training and Development
      • Intramural Sports
      • Club Sports
      • Aquatics
      • Facility Operations

      Important Dates to Remember: Deadlines are specific; however, semester days/months are flexible with class schedule and internship requirements. Email srwsinternship@uakron.edu with any questions.

      • Fall applications DUE: July 15th
      • Spring applications DUE: December 1st
      • Summer applications DUE: April 1st

      All interested interns are required to complete the application, review and interview process.  After the application is received, the information will be reviewed to determine what opportunities are available and if our program fits your goals. 

      Internship online application

      Please Note: You will need a current Résumé/CV and Cover Letter to copy and paste into the application.

      Have questions concerning the opportunities available?

      Brian Humm
      Assistant Director, Programs