27 Mar 2024

Internship STEM Youth Programs Intern

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Job Description

Camp Fire Central Oregon – Summer STEM Internship

Apply: https://campfireco.bamboohr.com/careers/53?source=aWQ9MjQ%3D

If you are only interested in one location, use the following links to apply:
Bend / Redmond: https://campfireco.bamboohr.com/careers/47?source=aWQ9MjQ%3D
La Pine: https://campfireco.bamboohr.com/careers/49?source=aWQ9MjQ%3D
Madras / Warm Springs: https://campfireco.bamboohr.com/careers/48?source=aWQ9MjQ%3D

Location: Locations vary across Central Oregon and include Bend, Redmond, La Pine, and Madras.
Length: Training June 10-14. Eight weeks of program running June 24th -August 23rd (approx. 200 hrs*)
*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: $3,400 paid stipend to be paid in bi-weekly installments (if you only apply for a specific location, the stipend is $1,000).

Eligibility: 18+years old, currently enrolled in college.

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.

People of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQ2S+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Camp Fire is committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our applicants and employees with reasonable accommodations when requested. Camp Fire is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions.

Position Overview:
Our goal is to create an internship experience that will encompass the applicants interested as well as the organizational needs. 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 time between professional development training (~15%), planning (~15%), 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. This position also includes the opportunity for receiving professional headshots and resume building tips.

Programs Overview:

STEM Programs: Interns will have the opportunity to support the Program Coordinator with running STEM oriented programs and practice facilitation skills with an array of ages.

June 24-28 Level One Robotics – La Pine
July 8-12 Level 2 Robotics La Pine
July 15-19 – Tech Tinker Team in Bend
July 22-26 Robotics Level One Bend
July 29 August 2 Level One Robotics Madras
August 5-9 STEM Ecology Engineers in Bend
August 12-16 Level One Robotics Madras
August 19-23 Robotics Level One Redmond

Position Responsibilities Overview:
Camp Fire is seeking a proactive and caring leader to work directly with elementary students and teens. This includes:

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 program manager about program needs or issues
Proactively recognizing program needs, 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:
Applicants who do not meet all of the qualifications listed below but present other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered. We strongly encourage anyone who feels passionate about this work, has a strong desire to grow their skills, and believes they have what it takes to thrive in this role 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

Camp Fire will begin reviewing applications immediately.

Job Categories: Education. Job Types: Internship. Salary: 40,000 - 60,000. Job expires in 73 days.

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