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The 2020 CIT Online Application will be available November 22nd to December 22nd.

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Dear Student:

The City of Burbank Parks and Recreation Department is recruiting for the Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Program. The CIT program is a ten week 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 prepare teens for a future career in recreation, childcare, or other fields.

**Please note: Applicants must:
(1) currently be enrolled in high school;
(2) not either presently be or have been declared a ward of the court pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code § 602;
or, (3) not either presently be or have been under a program of supervision pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code § 654.

If selected, requirements are as follows: CITs may not have more than 3 unexcused absences during the ten week program, must complete 3 activities, rate satisfactory or above on their final evaluation, and attend orientation and two training sessions. Students who do not complete all requirements will not receive a certificate of completion.

Please submit the completed application and supplemental to: Verdugo Recreation Center located at 3201 W. Verdugo Ave, email to or submit the online application below.

Applications will only be accepted November 22nd through January 8th.
If you have a resume and cover letter, please email it to

Interviews will be held late January. We will contact you to assign a time for your interview.

Mandatory Orientation is Tuesday, February 4th from 4-5:30pm. You will receive your CIT shirt and site assignment at this meeting.

If you have any questions, please email me at or call (818) 238-5390.

Thank you for your interest in our program and volunteering in the Burbank community!

Bria Wade
Senior Recreation Leader
City of Burbank | Parks & Recreation
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