Internship Details

Camp Fire Central Oregon
Website:
http://www.campfireco.org

Internship Title
Summer Internship
Area Industry Minimum Age* Hourly Rate Interns Needed
Bend Non-Profit 18 + $14.00-$16.00 4
Resume Required Requires Cover Letter Interview Required Hours Per Week Days Per Week
Yes No Yes 32-40 5
Application Deadline Start Date End Date Computer Knowledge Drug Screening
Open Until Filled 05-01-23 09/01/2023 Yes No
Background Check
Yes

Description
Organization Background:
Camp Fire Central Oregon connects youth to the outdoors, to others, and to themselves. We build strong relationships and provide powerful youth experiences in out-of-school time programs where youth can learn, lead, have fun and be themselves. This is how we support young people as they navigate the challenges of growing up in the world today and learn the life skills they need to thrive.
 
Camp Fire’s Statement of Inclusion:
Camp Fire believes in the dignity and the intrinsic worth of every human being. We welcome, affirm, and support young people and adults of all abilities and disabilities, experiences, races, ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, religion and non-religion, citizenship and immigration status, and any other category people use to define themselves or others. We strive to create safe and inclusive environments that celebrate diversity and foster positive relationships.
Camp Fire strives to integrate a diversity of perspectives into our team. People of color, people with disabilities, veterans, people who identify as LGBTQ2S+, and candidates with diverse life experiences are strongly encouraged to apply.
 
Position Overview:  
  • Length: 4–10 weeks between June 1, 2023 - Aug 30, 2023 (approx: 160 - 350 hours).
  • Hours/week and exact start and end dates are flexible and will vary based on activities offered, the intern’s schedule, and Camp Fire’s needs, as mutually agreed upon.
  • Compensation: $14-$16/hour, optional ‘Camp Fire Camp Staff’ National Certification.
  • Eligibility: 18+ years old, currently enrolled in college.
The purpose of this internship is to give the applicant experience working in the youth development field. Interns will have an opportunity to develop and implement curriculum, assist in program planning, and learn the inner workings of a small non-profit organization. This position will give the intern opportunities to engage with students from kindergarten through high school in a variety of program settings. During the internship, interns will split their time between professional development training (~15%), planning (~15%), and direct service (~70%). There is also potential for collaboration with other local non-profit organizations.
Interns will have regular meetings with a supervisor to review progress and ensure expectations are being met. Goal setting, feedback, and reflection will be integrated into the intern’s experience, with coaching and guidance from their supervisor. Interns will also be trained in Camp Fire’s “Thriveology'' Framework. This includes developing a growth mindset and the importance of developmental relationships. Interns will learn how to facilitate an inclusive environment, develop youth-driven programming, and encourage equitable participation. Interns will have access to professional development training through Camp Fire’s Learning Lab - an educational resource with over 25 hours of online courses which cover a variety of topics related directly to the delivery of quality youth development programs.   
 
Programs Overview:  
Teen Service and Leadership: Our teen service and leadership programs challenge 6th-12th graders to learn what it means to be a leader and to serve their community. These programs will give the intern an opportunity to facilitate leadership skills through engaging in service projects in our community. Interns will supervise, teach, and manage a group of up to 13 teens.
 
SummerKids Camp: Similar to a classroom environment, SummerKids counselors have a group of 10-12 youth whom they explore different themes with each week. Our counselors will implement the curriculum, build group cohesion, and be a mentor for younger campers. During the 9 weeks of camp, interns will be able to work with a variety of ages and groups to help build community, and safe emotional and physical space, as well as learn essential planning and time management skills. 
 
Outdoor Programs: As Camp Fire Central Oregon develops outdoor programming, interns will have the opportunity to build curriculum, plan field days, and practice facilitation skills with an array of ages. Our environmental-based, Tumalo Day Camp, happens once a month at Tumalo State Park and takes youth pre-K through 7th grade through different progressions of outdoor skill building. 
 
Robotics Programs: Tech and robotics programs give students an opportunity to flex their STEM skills by learning basic engineering, building, and programming skills, along with time management, teamwork, and project design. Half-day programs take place in the afternoons only, this program is a great option for students looking for teaching experience that are not available to work a full 40-hour week schedule.
Educational Aspect
Camp Fire is seeking a proactive and caring leader to work directly with elementary students and teens.
 
Youth management:
  • Developing relationships with youth and supporting youth growth.
  • Creating and delivering engaging activities and games.
  • Recognizing and creating social and emotional learning opportunities.
  • Managing a safe physical and emotional space.
  • Communicating regularly with the program manager about program needs or issues.
  • Proactively recognizing program needs, and advocating for solutions to set staff and youth up for success.
Other tasks:
  • Supporting curriculum development and sharing program ideas.
  • Supporting recruitment efforts.
  • Maintaining and managing supplies, as needed.
  • Maintaining and managing program attendance and other records, as needed.
  • Participating in staff meetings and professional development.
  • Sharing ideas and skills for all aspects of improvement for our program.
Skill and Qualifications:
Camp Fire recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment. Applicants who do not meet all the qualifications but present other relevant qualifications or experience, or demonstrate a strong desire to learn and gain job skills in youth development, will be considered and are encouraged to apply.
 
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience working directly with elementary-aged youth or demonstrated desire to learn.
  • Experience with best practices in teaching, group management, planning and designing activities, social-emotional learning, and trauma-informed care for elementary youth.
  • First Aid/CPR certified (or ability to get certified by start date or soon after).
Skills:
  • Commitment to creating and maintaining a safe, equitable, and inclusive environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to create developmental relationships and connect with youth and staff.
  • Ability to effectively manage groups of youth.
  • Strong verbal communication skills with youth.
  • Ability to identify and communicate personal needs for a successful working environment.
Further Requirements

N/A

Lift Requirements

N/A


Camp Fire Central Oregon
Website:
http://www.campfireco.org
Internship Title
Summer Internship
AreaIndustry
BendNon-Profit
Minimum AgeHourly Rate
18$14.00-$16.00
Interns NeededRequires Cover Letter
4No
Interview RequiredApplication Deadline
YesOpen Until Filled
Start DateEnd Date
2023-05-0109/01/2023
Hours/WeekGeneral Computer Knowledge
32-40Yes
Drug ScreeningBackground Check
NoYes

Description
Organization Background:
Camp Fire Central Oregon connects youth to the outdoors, to others, and to themselves. We build strong relationships and provide powerful youth experiences in out-of-school time programs where youth can learn, lead, have fun and be themselves. This is how we support young people as they navigate the challenges of growing up in the world today and learn the life skills they need to thrive.
 
Camp Fire’s Statement of Inclusion:
Camp Fire believes in the dignity and the intrinsic worth of every human being. We welcome, affirm, and support young people and adults of all abilities and disabilities, experiences, races, ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, religion and non-religion, citizenship and immigration status, and any other category people use to define themselves or others. We strive to create safe and inclusive environments that celebrate diversity and foster positive relationships.
Camp Fire strives to integrate a diversity of perspectives into our team. People of color, people with disabilities, veterans, people who identify as LGBTQ2S+, and candidates with diverse life experiences are strongly encouraged to apply.
 
Position Overview:  
  • Length: 4–10 weeks between June 1, 2023 - Aug 30, 2023 (approx: 160 - 350 hours).
  • Hours/week and exact start and end dates are flexible and will vary based on activities offered, the intern’s schedule, and Camp Fire’s needs, as mutually agreed upon.
  • Compensation: $14-$16/hour, optional ‘Camp Fire Camp Staff’ National Certification.
  • Eligibility: 18+ years old, currently enrolled in college.
The purpose of this internship is to give the applicant experience working in the youth development field. Interns will have an opportunity to develop and implement curriculum, assist in program planning, and learn the inner workings of a small non-profit organization. This position will give the intern opportunities to engage with students from kindergarten through high school in a variety of program settings. During the internship, interns will split their time between professional development training (~15%), planning (~15%), and direct service (~70%). There is also potential for collaboration with other local non-profit organizations.
Interns will have regular meetings with a supervisor to review progress and ensure expectations are being met. Goal setting, feedback, and reflection will be integrated into the intern’s experience, with coaching and guidance from their supervisor. Interns will also be trained in Camp Fire’s “Thriveology'' Framework. This includes developing a growth mindset and the importance of developmental relationships. Interns will learn how to facilitate an inclusive environment, develop youth-driven programming, and encourage equitable participation. Interns will have access to professional development training through Camp Fire’s Learning Lab - an educational resource with over 25 hours of online courses which cover a variety of topics related directly to the delivery of quality youth development programs.   
 
Programs Overview:  
Teen Service and Leadership: Our teen service and leadership programs challenge 6th-12th graders to learn what it means to be a leader and to serve their community. These programs will give the intern an opportunity to facilitate leadership skills through engaging in service projects in our community. Interns will supervise, teach, and manage a group of up to 13 teens.
 
SummerKids Camp: Similar to a classroom environment, SummerKids counselors have a group of 10-12 youth whom they explore different themes with each week. Our counselors will implement the curriculum, build group cohesion, and be a mentor for younger campers. During the 9 weeks of camp, interns will be able to work with a variety of ages and groups to help build community, and safe emotional and physical space, as well as learn essential planning and time management skills. 
 
Outdoor Programs: As Camp Fire Central Oregon develops outdoor programming, interns will have the opportunity to build curriculum, plan field days, and practice facilitation skills with an array of ages. Our environmental-based, Tumalo Day Camp, happens once a month at Tumalo State Park and takes youth pre-K through 7th grade through different progressions of outdoor skill building. 
 
Robotics Programs: Tech and robotics programs give students an opportunity to flex their STEM skills by learning basic engineering, building, and programming skills, along with time management, teamwork, and project design. Half-day programs take place in the afternoons only, this program is a great option for students looking for teaching experience that are not available to work a full 40-hour week schedule.
Educational Aspect
Camp Fire is seeking a proactive and caring leader to work directly with elementary students and teens.
 
Youth management:
  • Developing relationships with youth and supporting youth growth.
  • Creating and delivering engaging activities and games.
  • Recognizing and creating social and emotional learning opportunities.
  • Managing a safe physical and emotional space.
  • Communicating regularly with the program manager about program needs or issues.
  • Proactively recognizing program needs, and advocating for solutions to set staff and youth up for success.
Other tasks:
  • Supporting curriculum development and sharing program ideas.
  • Supporting recruitment efforts.
  • Maintaining and managing supplies, as needed.
  • Maintaining and managing program attendance and other records, as needed.
  • Participating in staff meetings and professional development.
  • Sharing ideas and skills for all aspects of improvement for our program.
Skill and Qualifications:
Camp Fire recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment. Applicants who do not meet all the qualifications but present other relevant qualifications or experience, or demonstrate a strong desire to learn and gain job skills in youth development, will be considered and are encouraged to apply.
 
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience working directly with elementary-aged youth or demonstrated desire to learn.
  • Experience with best practices in teaching, group management, planning and designing activities, social-emotional learning, and trauma-informed care for elementary youth.
  • First Aid/CPR certified (or ability to get certified by start date or soon after).
Skills:
  • Commitment to creating and maintaining a safe, equitable, and inclusive environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to create developmental relationships and connect with youth and staff.
  • Ability to effectively manage groups of youth.
  • Strong verbal communication skills with youth.
  • Ability to identify and communicate personal needs for a successful working environment.
Further Requirements

N/A

Lift Requirements

N/A


Area Coordinator

Larry Holeman
larry@edcoinfo.com
541-815-5005

* Some minimum age requirements are mandated by age and work restrictions mandated by BOLI (Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries).