Counselor in Training (CIT)

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2020 Spring Session Application Now Open!

CIT Session Dates

2020 Spring Session - 10 weeks
Applications open November 22nd, 2019-January 8th, 2020
Interviews held late January
Orientation & session start in February 2020

Summer 2020 Session - 9 weeks
Dates TBD

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. 

2020 Spring Session:

Program Dates: February 10th-April 17th

Applications: November 22nd-January 8th 

Interviews: Week of January 27th

Mandatory Orientation: Tuesday, February 4th from 4-5:30PM
Location: Verdugo Recreation Center 

Meeting Dates: TBD
Location: Verdugo Recreation Center 

Site Locations:

Edison Elementary - 2110 W. Chestnut Street

Emerson Elementary -720 E. Cypress Avenue

Bret Harte Elementary - 3200 W. Jeffries Avenue

McKinley Elementary - 349 W. Valencia Avenue

Miller Elementary -720 E. Providencia Avenue

Providencia Elementary - 1919 N. Ontario Street

Roosevelt Elementary - Verdugo Rec Center: Lower Assembly Building - 3201 W. Verdugo Avenue

Stevenson Elementary - Verdugo Rec Center: 3201 W. Verdugo Avenue

Kinder Club - Verdugo Rec Center: Log Cabin- 3201 W. Verdugo Ave

* Please see application for specific site hours 

 2020 Spring 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 late January. Applicants will be contacted for interview times.

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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