Counselor in Training (CIT)

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Now Accepting Applications!

The City of Burbank Parks and Recreation Department is recruiting for the Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Program. The CIT program is a 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 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 Session:

Program Dates: January 28th - April 12th

Applications: October 22nd - November 23rd 

Interviews: Early December

Mandatory Orientation: January 22nd from 4-5:30PM
Location: TBD

Meeting Dates: February 13th and March 4th 

Site Locations:

Edison Elementary (3 - 6 PM) - 2110 W. Chestnut Street

Emerson Elementary (3 - 6 PM)-720 E. Cypress Avenue

Bret Harte Elementary (3 - 6 PM) – 3200 W. Jeffries Avenue

McKinley Elementary (3 - 5 PM only) - 349 W. Valencia Avenue

Miller Elementary (3 - 6 PM)-720 E. Providencia Avenue

Providencia Elementary (3 – 5 PM only) - 1919 N. Ontario Street

Roosevelt & Stevenson Elementary (3 - 6 PM) -3201 W. Verdugo Avenue
(Verdugo Recreation Center: Lower Assembly Building) 

Kinder Club (2:30 – 6 PM) - 3201 W. Verdugo Avenue
(Verdugo Recreation Center: Log Cabin) 

Application deadline extended to November 30th!!!

 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 early December. Applicants will be contacted for interview times.

CIT Session Dates

Summer 2019 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

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:
Andrea Yanez at (818) 238-5390 or email at

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