Counselor in Training (CIT)

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Summer 2018 Applications open until April 27th!

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 and CIT t-shirt at orientation. 

Summer 2018 Session:

Program Dates: June 4th - August 3rd

Applications: April 6th - April 27th

Interviews: Week of May 1st

Mandatory Orientation: May 15th
Location: Verdugo Recreation Center

Meeting Dates: June 18th and July 16th 
Location: Verdugo Recreation Center

Site Locations:

Creative Arts Center: Art Experiences Camp

Verdugo Recreation Center: Summer Daze Verdugo or Teen Summer Daze

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 6th - April 27th

 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 1stApplicants will be contacted for interview times.


CIT Session Dates

Spring Session - 7 weeks
Applications open last week of January
Interviews and Orientation will be held early March
Session begins last week of March

Summer Session - 9 weeks
Applications open first week of April
Interviews and Orientation will be held first week of May
Session begins first week of June

Winter Session - 7 weeks
Applications open last week of October
Interviews held last week of November
Session begins third week of January
Orientation held second week of January 


Verdugo SD 994  IMGS3084  Verdugo SD 384

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

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