High School Aquatics Internships

High School Aquatics Internships

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Interested in becoming a swim instructor and lifeguard?

Metro Parks Aquatics Internship provides Tacoma high school students a pathway to swim instructor and lifeguard employment opportunities across Tacoma.

Students will obtain swim instructor and lifeguard certification while developing customer service skills at one of Metro Parks’ aquatic facilities during this semester-long internship experience.

Trainings take place on weeknights and Saturdays, approximately 5 hours per week February – May.

Students will earn .5 occupational education credit towards graduation through completion of Next Move Internship assignments (career research, resume building, cover letter writing, professional interviewing, among others).

After completing the program students obtain class credit and are invited to apply for job opportunities with Metro Parks.

Internship Program Orientation
March 10, 2020
March 12, 2020
4-6 pm
People’s Pool

Attendance is required to participate in the internship program. Please bring swimsuit and towel.


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