Counselor in Training (CIT)

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Summer Session Application:
Apply March 18 - April 12

The City of Burbank Parks and Recreation Department is recruiting for the Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Program. The CIT program is a nine to ten 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 after school programs or 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. 

2019 Summer Session:

Program Dates: June 3 - August 12

Applications: March 18 - April 12

Interviews: Week of April 22

Mandatory Orientation: May 6 from 4-5:30PM
Location: TBD

Meeting Dates: TBD

Site Locations:

McCambridge Summer Daze - 1515 N. Glenoaks Blvd.

Robert Gross Park Summer Daze - 2800 W. Empire Ave.

Verdugo Summer Daze - 3201 W. Verdugo Ave.

Teen Summer Daze - 3201 W. Verdugo Ave. 

Art Experiences - 1100 W. Clark Ave.

Summer Play Daze - 601 S. San Fernando Blvd.

Nature Camp - 2300 W. Walnut Ave.

* Please see application for specific times by camp

 2019 Summer Session Application Now Open!

 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. 
  • Apply Online

    Click apply online and submit.  If you have a resume or cover letter you would like to submit in addition, please email it to

Selected applicants will be interviewed early December. Applicants will be contacted for interview times.

CIT Session Dates

Summer 2019 Session - 9 weeks
Applications open March 18 - April 12, 2019
Interviews and Orientation will be held on the week of April 22
Session begins first week of June

2019 Session - 10 weeks
Applications open October
Interviews held early December
Orientation & session start are in January


Verdugo SD 994  IMGS3084  Verdugo SD 384

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

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