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Jobs & Internships

The Community Recreation & Educational Initiatives Division offers employment opportunities for anyone looking for a fun, fast paced, rewarding job experience.

Staff in red shirt standing behind rack of basketballsIn addition to the information below, you should also visit the City of Albuquerque Employment Opportunities page. View additional information and resources for City of ABQ youth job opportunities.

Part-Time Recreation Positions 

Recreation Leader (Summer, Student, Temporary)

This position is hired to work directly the youth & families of our communities. Being on the front lines of our programs and providing valuable services to the people of Albuquerque.

Assistant Site Supervisor & Site Supervisor

These positions are also available depending on qualifications and the needs of various programs. 





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Community Centers

We are looking for talented, dedicated, and professional staff members to work at one of more than 20 community centers located throughout the City of Albuquerque.

Play + at APS School Sites

We train you to provide a fun, safe, and creative atmosphere for children ages 6 to 12 years old at elementary schools throughout Albuquerque.

Therapeutic Recreation

We are fully inclusive and for those with and without disabilities, ages 6 and up. The program offers a variety of services that may include art, leisure education, performing arts, gross motor activities, and games.




Job Mentor Program Two staff standing against wall

The Job Mentor Program is a youth career-readiness training program that consists of a school-based program and paid summer internships.

School-based Program

JMP partners with 15 high schools in the Albuquerque Public Schools system to offer career-readiness training that includes career exploration, workforce skills, and paid job shadow experiences. Students receive .5 hours of elective credit per semester for attending the class and completing coursework, and participating in job shadow and community service opportunities. Each participating high school is designated a School-based Coordinator, who is responsible for class instruction and facilitating job shadow and community service placements. 

Read about the school-based program in this JMP Fall 2023 Reports Summary

Schools that offer JMP classes: 

Summer Internship Program

Summer internships offer 7-week work placements in government, APS, and non-profit organizations. The program is open to any high school student age 14 and up. Summer 2024 internship hiring has ended.