Winter Adaptive Sports Internship

2014-2015 Winter Adaptive Sports Internship Application

Who we are: Challenge Aspen is a non-profit in Snowmass Village, CO dedicated to impacting lives by presenting meaningful recreational, educational and cultural experiences to individuals faced with cognitive or physical challenges.

Who we are looking for: Outgoing adaptive sports interns with an intermediate to advanced skiing ability are now being hired for the winter season to help achieve Challenge Aspen’s goals. Eight On-Hill Interns will primarily spend their time skiing and inspiring participants.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting an instructor on a lesson
  • Being a buddy for the day
  • Skiing in a group setting during camp
  • Some office administrative work required on occasion

When: November 17, 2014 – April 24, 2015 including most weekends & holidays*

*Must be able to commit to full duration of internship
*Challenge Aspen does not cover relocation costs to/from the Roaring Fork Valley for the internship

Compensation:

  • $950 / month, housing not provided or $450 / month, housing provided
  • plus a season ski pass

Requirements:

  • 21 years of age or older
  • Intermediate skiing level (If skiing ability is unsatisfactory, intern will be replaced during the first week of on-snow training.)
  • A valid driver’s license
  • All interns must be able to pass a background check

Timeline:

  • Application deadline: Sunday, September 7, 2014 – 11:59pm MDT (no late applications will be accepted)
  • Interviews (via telephone and Skype): September 8 – September 11th
  • Final selection notification: Early to mid-September

For questions about internship, please contact Jessica Palen, REC Programs Coordinator, at jessica@challengeaspen.org or 970-923-0578.


2014 Internship FAQs

2014 Adaptive Sports Internship

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Who we are: Challenge Aspen is a non-profit in Snowmass Village, CO dedicated to impacting lives by presenting meaningful recreational, educational and cultural experiences to individuals faced with cognitive or physical challenges.

Who we are looking for:  Anyone interested in working with individuals with disabilities in an outdoor setting.  Experience in working with individuals with disabilities is preferred, but not required.  All interns will receive multiple weeks of intensive training at the commencement of the internship

Responsibilities include:  Summer interns are primarily lead instructors for programs designed for athletes and artists with disabilities, including a variety of recreation and cultural activities. Interns will assist the summer coordinator during camps and private groups, including CAMO camps, Challenge Autism programming, and REC programs such as private groups, Outdoor Adventure Camp, Magic of Music & Dance Camp and Just for Teens Camp. Summer interns will also help organize special events and projects.  Summer interns are also required to plan and implement an individual project as well as a group project with fellow interns.

When: May 27- August 15, 2014 including many evenings and weekends

*Must be able to commit to full duration of internship
*Challenge Aspen does not cover relocation costs to/from the Roaring Fork Valley for the internship

Compensation:

  • $950 / month, housing not provided or $450 / month, housing provided

Requirements:

  • 21 years of age or older
  • Experience in fields of disabilities, outdoor education, etc. is preferred but not required
  • CPR/First Aid Certification (acquired by the first day of internship)
  • A valid driver’s license
  • All interns must be able to pass a background check

Timeline:

  • Application deadline: Friday, January 31st – 11:59 pm MDT (no late applications will be accepted)
  • Interviews (via telephone and Skype): February 10-28th
  • Final selection notification: First week of March

For questions about internship, please contact Jessica Palen, Programs Coordinator, at jessica@challengeaspen.org or 970-923-0578.

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