The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is a six-time National Recreation and Parks Association Gold Medal Award Winner. Montgomery Parks has a career staff complement of 800 employees, and we serve a diverse population of more than one million residents in the Washington, DC area. We manage 424 parks on more than 37,000 acres of parkland. Go to our website to learn more:

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, and self-motivated professional to manage the day-to-day operations of the Montgomery County Parks Director’s Office and Wheaton Headquarters. This position reports directly to the Deputy Director of Operations. The ideal candidate can consistently manage multiple high-priority tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment and is highly skilled at collaborating and communicating with internal and external stakeholders.

We welcome applicants who reflect the diversity of our community and can help us become a more inclusive place for staff and visitors. Montgomery Parks believes that diversity in all dimensions of the organization supports and bolsters the innovative thinking crucial to its success. Montgomery Parks does not make hiring decisions based on race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, political affiliation, or ideology or status as a Veteran.

Undergraduate Students $19/hr
Graduate Student $21/hr

Please Note: The salary range listed above represents the earning potential for this position.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

The Director’s Office Intern will provide support to the Department and various Divisions in a variety of areas, including internal research, communications, community relations, executive communications, and development/planning programs within Parks, including the Park Ambassador’s Program and Work Activation Programs.

A successful candidate works well as part of team, is organized, and has interest and knowledge in one or more of the following fields:

  • Environmental Science
  • Event Planning
  • Conservation


Examples of Important Duties

The successful candidate will support the Director’s Office described in the above Job Description and is expected to:

  1. Assists with planning, coordination, and implementation of events and programs
  2. Coordinates appropriate permits, licenses, and approvals during the event planning process
  3. Review and update lease information, as well as update and analyze data from the agreement database
  4. Learn our new inventory system (WASP), enter inventory into the system, and create a training for future staff to learn WASP.
  5. Work with new vehicle GPS to locate and identify park locations (GoFleet). The intern will create training document on how to use GoFleet and the importance of knowing the locations of the fleet.
  6. Assist in preparing event budgets
  7. Manages charges and expenditures related to programming
  8. Will make a presentation at the Operations Manager Meeting summarizing the achievements they made over the course of the internship and how Montgomery Parks will benefit from their work product
  9. Manages special projects as assigned


Minimum Qualifications


  1. Collaborative with a strong work ethic; a cooperative spirit, excellent communication, creative thinking, and interpersonal skills.
  2. Proven ability to approach and interact with people of all backgrounds and the ability to think collaboratively with various members of the organization.
  3. Ability to work with highly confidential documents and data while ensuring confidentiality.
  4. Ability to work independently and as part of a small team.
  5. General computer skills and advanced proficiency using Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Word and Excel, required.
  6. Develop marketing plans; previous experience preferred.
  7. Must possess a valid Driver’s License and qualify to drive Commission vehicles to locations within Montgomery County.
  8. Time Management; Problem solving and critical thinking skills; customer service skills
  9. Superb written, verbal, organizational and interpersonal skills. Proficient in office software (MS Office), communicating (email), word processing, collecting, and reporting data, preparing presentations, and researching (internet).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Skilled in project management.
  • Valid driver’s license conducive, but not required.
  • Available for a minimum of 25 hours/week for 10 weeks.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
  • Available 5 days a week (Mon-Fri) during the core hours of 8:30AM – 4:30PM.


Supplemental Information

Get to know Montgomery Parks and the opportunities available:

Supplemental information:

  • This position does not provide benefits.
  • A criminal background investigation will be completed prior to hire.

May be subject to medical, drug and alcohol testing.

Orientation to the Department of Parks and Director’s Office will be provided by staff. Specific project requirements will be discussed with supervisory staff members. Attendance and successful completion of in-house trainings, including an online Defensive Driving course.


To be considered, please complete application with supplemental questions included and upload cover letter as part of the submission. Unofficial transcripts preferred, but not required. Capacity to complete fieldwork as well as telework when requested is required. Equipment and instruction for teleworking will be provided.

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate a workplace culture of diversity, equity and inclusion without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, gender identity, or any other non-merit factor.

Applicants with Disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
If you require accommodations or special arrangements due to a qualifying disability, please notify the Recruitment & Selections Services Unit at the time of applications at or 301-454-1411 (Maryland Relay 7-1-1)
M-NCPPC will make all efforts to reasonably accommodate you.