Pathways Internship

Are you interested in learning more about careers in the outdoors?  

Pathways is a paid internship program offered by Three Rivers Park District that provides youth and young adults, particularly those facing barriers to employment, hands-on experiences to explore a career in parks and recreation.

Our internship opportunities are limited this year and we are accepting applications until all positions are filled. We encourage anyone interested in these opportunities to apply as soon as possible.

A pathways intern canoeing with a young boy.

How To Apply

Complete the online application as soon as possible to be considered for a 2020 Pathways Internship position.

Internship Opportunities

Facility Services Intern

French Regional Park, Plymouth, MN
Hyland Lake Park Reserve, Bloomington, MN

As the Facility Services intern, you will assist and take a leadership role in the various day-to-day operations of a parks and recreation facility. Tasks will primarily be related to the operation of boat rental, concession sales, reservation groups, aquatic invasive species inspections and social media. The exact projects and responsibilities will be tailored to address your interests and skills and the level of desire you have for leadership or special project involvement.

Farm Operations Intern

Gale Woods Farm, Minnetrista, MN

As the Farm Operations intern, you will get a hands-on experience assisting staff at Gale Woods Farm with taking care of the farm, including animal care and horticulture, as well as helping the public gain an understanding of agriculture, food production and land stewardship.  

Forestry Operations Intern

Crow-Hassan Park Reserve, Hanover, MN

Work with Forestry staff to help grow native trees and shrubs for reforestation projects within Three Rivers. You will assist with planting seedlings and saplings in various locations, as well as help with irrigation, transplanting, mulching, pruning and a variety of other nursery-related projects. 

Golf Operations Intern

Eagle Lake Regional Park, Plymouth, MN

Gain hands-on experience in golf course management, as well youth golf instruction and mentoring. You will learn the daily responsibilities of running a golf course and park facility, including daily deposits, food handling, scheduling, lesson and league supervision, and range management.

Outdoor Education Intern

Mississippi Gateway Regional Park, Brooklyn Park, MN

Work at one of our nature centers, assisting with nature education programs for visitors of all ages. Focus will be placed on the summer camp programs, where you will help the naturalists engage and inspire the wonder of nature in children.

More Information

Have questions? Contact Mike Tracy by email or phone at 763-694-7641.

Other Opportunities

Three Rivers offers tons of opportunities for teens to get involved, including volunteer programs, jobs and internships, and job shadowing.