Summer Internships for Current Scholars

Boys & Girls Club of New Britain

Title: Camp Leadership Development Intern
Location: New Britain
Dates: Flexible to begin around 6/10
Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm for 35 hours per week.

Job Description: 

The primary objective of the Camp Leadership Development Intern is to support the planning, coordination, and execution of various camp programs while gaining hands-on experience in leadership, staff management, and program development. This internship aims to provide the intern with practical skills and knowledge to effectively manage and lead camp activities, as well as to foster personal and professional growth within the camp environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development and implementation of leadership training programs for camp staff and participants.
  • Support the supervision and evaluation of camp staff, providing constructive feedback and guidance as needed.
  • Contribute to the planning and execution of camp-wide events, including team-building activities, workshops, and recreational programs.
  • Collaborate with camp leadership to create and maintain a positive and inclusive camp culture that aligns with organizational values.
  • Assist in the management of daily camp operations, including scheduling, logistics, and communication with campers and their families.
  • Contribute to the creation and maintenance of educational materials, resources, and lesson plans for leadership development activities.
  • Participate in regular meetings and training sessions to enhance leadership and management skills, and to provide input on program improvement.
  • Support the development of evaluation methods to assess the effectiveness of leadership programs and overall camper experience.
  • Act as a role model for campers and staff by demonstrating strong leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills.

Key Objectives:

  • Gain practical experience in leadership and staff management within a camp environment.
  • Develop and enhance skills in program development and implementation, particularly in the context of leadership training and camper engagement.
  • Acquire knowledge of best practices in creating and maintaining a positive camp culture and fostering a sense of community among staff and campers.
  • Contribute to the evaluation and improvement of leadership programs and overall camp operations through hands-on involvement and feedback.
  • Expand professional network and build relationships with camp leadership, staff, and industry professionals to support future career development in the field of camp leadership and youth development.

By achieving these objectives, the Camp Leadership Development Intern will gain valuable experience and skills that will prepare them for future leadership roles within the camp and youth development sector.

Career Experience:

Students will learn classroom management skills.

Suggested College Majors:

Ed rising Program at NBHS, or a student expiring to be an educator, program director.

Applicant Requirements:

Experience working with Children and a reference check.