Counselor in Training (CIT)

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Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2017! 

The City of Burbank Parks and Recreation Department is recruiting for the Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Program. The CIT program is a nine week volunteer experience for high school students.  This is a terrific opportunity for students to gain valuable work experience, while enhancing their resumes, accumulating volunteer/service learning hours, and having a great time!

Components of the Counselor-In-Training program include daily interaction with children and staff in summer camp programs, hands-on experience working with children, and interactive training sessions. Students will assist and lead arts, crafts, sports activities, games, special events, and more! CIT training sessions will explore activity planning and career opportunities. This experience will help students learn skills such as time management, public speaking, organization, leadership, communication and problem solving. This program also prepares teens for a future career in recreation, childcare, or other fields. 


Students are required to submit a completed application by the deadline for the session they are applying to. Applications are available online, at all high schools, recreation centers and community centers in Burbank. Applicants are required to go through an interview process and a mandatory orientation. They will receive their site assignment, CIT t-shirt and badge during orientation. 

Summer 2017 Session:

Program Dates: June 5th - August 4th

Applications: April 3rd - April 21st

Interviews: May 3rd - May 4th

Mandatory Orientation: May 15th
Location: Verdugo Recreation Center

Meeting Dates: June 19th and July 17th 
 Location: Verdugo Recreation Center

Site Locations:

Creative Arts Center: Art Experiences Camp

Verdugo Recreation Center: Summer Daze Verdugo or Summer Daze Plus

McCambridge Recreation Center: Summer Daze McCambridge

Robert Gross Park: Summer Daze Express

Ovrom Community Center: Tot Camp

Stough Canyon Nature Center: Nature Camp

Applications will be accepted April 3 - April 21

 To apply:

  • Print and Submit
    Print an application and submit it to Verdugo Recreation Center (3201 W Verdugo Ave). If you have a resume and cover letter, please attach it to your application. Applications are also available at all Burbank recreation centers and high schools. 

Selected applicants will be interviewed the week of May 1st. Applicants will be contacted for interview times.


Upcoming CIT Session Dates

Winter Session
Applications open last week of October
Interviews will be held last week of November
Orientation will be held mid-December

Spring Session
Applications open last week of January
Interviews and Orientation will be held in March




For more information about the CIT Program please contact:
Andrea Yanez at (818) 238-5390 or email at

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