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Glacier Peak Institute

  • 1140 Seeman Street, Darrington, WA
  • glacierpeakinstitute.org
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Youth Program and Recreation Internship

Industry

min experience

salary range

$500 - $750 / month

Additional Job Details

International Applicants Allowed?
No
Work Visa Sponsoring Available
No

Job Overview

The Youth Programs and Recreation Intern will work as a team with AmeriCorps Programming Coordinators and other summer interns. The internship may involve serving as a camp counselor for any summer camps that GPI or WSU may run. Interns will be able to assist in planning and implementing programs that relate to recreation, STEM, or both!

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Plan, coordinate and facilitate programs focused on STEM, outdoor recreation, and environmental education for youth ages 10 and up

  • Assist in critiquing and revising existing programming

  • Assist with the planning and facilitation of overnight camps that range from 3-4 days. Interns are expected to stay on site for the duration of the camp, and may be required to reside with and lead a cohort of campers for the entire duration of the camp paired with another adult volunteer

  • Aid in developing and facilitating training for adult volunteers and camper orientation

  • Assist in the set-up, maintenance, and tear-down of camp activities and spaces

  • Maintain, log, and organize donations and gear

  • Update and manage social media accounts

  • Plan, coordinate, and participate in community outreach events

  • Maintain safety of participants and staff at all times during activities

  • Drive GPI vehicles for event and program needs. Load, unload, and operate
    recreational equipment as needed for the program

  • Store and care for equipment and vehicles to ensure they are safe and reliable for current and future programs

  • Assist with compiling information, and keeping necessary paperwork up to date

  • Be on time and prepared for events

  • Be a positive representative and promoter of GPI and WSU, events, and activities in our community

  • Other duties as identified

Minimum Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be 21 years of age or older (If you are 18-20 years old, you are still eligible to apply. Some exceptions may be made)

  • Ability to work closely with people from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines

  • Ability to work independently with little supervision

  • Capable of lifting at least 35 pounds

  • Ability to be flexible, creative and positive in a variety of situations

  • Commitment to a positive, fun and team-oriented working environment

  • Ability to receive feedback, and provide constructive feedback to peers

  • Has a valid driver’s license or an ability to obtain prior to position start

  • Has experience and a passion for outdoor recreation, and experiential learning

  • Comfortable working in an outdoor setting in cold, heat and/or rain

  • Ability to share living quarters with other interns

  • Understanding that most time on the job will be spent outdoors

  • Understanding that work hours may go beyond or outside of a typical eight hour day

    • Interns may work at various camps throughout the summer and are expected to stay on site for the duration of the camp.

  • Preferred practical experience working with youth/teenagers

    • Be willing and open to learn more about and expand your understanding of the unique challenges that rural youth may face, and how to best support this population

  • Preferred current certification in Mental Health First Aid, or be willing to be certified prior to the 1st day of camp

  • Preferred current certification in Wilderness First Responder (or equivalent), Wilderness First Aid (WFA), CPR/First Aid, and/or Lifeguard Certification


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