Summer Adaptive Sports Internship

2015 Summer Adaptive Sports Internship Application

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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 and/or physical disabilities.

Who we are looking for: Anyone interested in working with individuals with disabilities in an outdoor setting.  Experience 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.

Internship Dates: May – August 2015

*Hours will vary & include evenings and weekends

Responsibilities:  

  • - Help lead recreation and cultural activities designed for children and adults with disabilities
  • - Assist and be actively involved with CAMO (Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities) programs
  • - Assist and be actively involved with REC programs
  • - Help organize special events and projects
  • - Office administrative work as required
  • - Plan and implement an individual project
  • - Plan and implement a group project with fellow interns

Requirements:

  • - Must be able to commit to full duration of internship
  • - 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
  • - Pass a background check

Compensation:

  • - OPTION 1: $950/month, no housing provided
  • - OPTION 2: $450/month, housing provided

*Challenge Aspen does not cover relocation costs to/from the Roaring Fork Valley*

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

 


Winter Adaptive Sports Internship

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 and/or physical disabilities.

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

Internship Dates: November 17, 2014 – April 24, 2015

*Hours will vary & include evenings, weekends and holidays

Responsibilities:

  • - Assist and be actively involved with REC programs
  • - Assist and be actively involved with CAMO (Challenge Aspen Military Opportunities) programs
  • - Assist Aspen Ski Co. instructors with lessons
  • - Be a “buddy” for the day
  • - Ski in a group setting with REC and CAMO camps and retreats
  • - Help organize special events and projects
  • - Office administrative work as required
  • - Plan and implement an individual project
  • - Plan and implement a group project with fellow interns

Requirements:

  • - Must be able to commit to full duration of internship
  • - 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)
  • - 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
  • - Pass a background check

Compensation:

  • OPTION 1:
    • - $950/month, no housing provided
    • - Season ski pass
  • OPTION 2:
    • - $450/month, housing provided
    • - Season ski pass

Timeline:

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

*Challenge Aspen does not cover relocation costs to/from the Roaring Fork Valley*


 

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

 

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