An internship with the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District offers a terrific opportunity to gain practical work experience and to turn collegiate knowledge into real, tangible, positive impacts on the community. The Park District internship program is designed with the flexibility to meet the unique needs of each intern while offering a wide variety of experiences and opportunities for professional development and personal growth. At work and in everyday life, Park District interns enjoy the connections made daily with Bainbridge Island’s gorgeous natural habitats, active and engaged community members, and passionate Park District staff. 

All available Internship opportunities are listed on our employment page. If you have questions or are seeking an internship opportunity that is not listed please contact, Madison Collins,

Application Process

All applicants will need to apply through the Bainbridge Island Metro Park and Recreation District employment portal to be considered.

Cover letter and resume required.

About Our Community

Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District

The Park District operates and maintains over 1,500 acres of parks, trails, and open space available to the community for active and passive recreational use. The Park District offers countless programs for all ages in areas, including sports, arts, aquatics, boating, gymnastics, travel opportunities, and outdoor adventure programs. Additionally, numerous free concerts, movies, and special events are hosted by the Park District each season, providing opportunities for community engagement.

Interns will find several other benefits from interning with the Park District, such as:

  • Professional networking
  • Earning college credit, as arranged with the intern’s college or university
  • Opportunities to meet department managers and division directors for professional insight into the Park & Recreation field
  • In-depth tours of the many facilities, parks, and trails maintained by the Park District

Bainbridge Island

Only a 35‐minute ferry ride from Seattle, Bainbridge Island impresses residents and visitors alike with stunning mountain views, rocky coastline shores, and pastoral rolling hills. The island offers countless options for recreational activities such as kayaking, sailing, rock climbing, swimming, mountain biking, horseback riding, trail running, art walks, farmers’ markets, and much more. Bainbridge Island features many award-winning restaurants, wineries, and even a top-ranked distillery and brewery.

Intern Resources

Meet Our Interns
Intern Handbook
Printable Maps

“The Park District does a fantastic job of providing such a large range of activities for the community. I will never forget how I impressed I was when first arriving here to see the catalog we offer. BIMPRD is a dream park district and I believe there is nothing like it in the country.”

Claire Hobelmann
Outdoor Program Intern

Contact Us

Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District
11700 NE Meadowmeer Cir
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

For questions please contact, Recreation Division Director, Madison Collins,, 206.842-5661 ext. 116

“Everyday I would walk into the Park and Recreation District knowing that my day would be full of challenges and opportunities to expand my knowledge. The insight I gained during my internship will greatly help me in my future as an employee and as an individual. I would trade nothing for the kindness and patience shown to me by my colleagues and I will forever cherish my time there.”

Hannah Flack
Student at Gonzaga University

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