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Responsibilities

Your responsibilities will vary greatly depending on the focus of your internship and the season of the year. Like the weather around here, we have four distinct work-seasons in which our goals and objectives for the season vary dramatically. On the whole, there are three main facets of your internship:

Your unique area of focus

Outreach

Operations

You’ll spend an average of one third of your time in each of these areas throughout the year.

Your area of focus could be something that fits in with the outreach and/or operations at Amnicon, like digital marketing and media, outdoor recreation, land management and forestry, or non-profit business administration, etc…, or your area of focus may take the form of a special project that you will design with our input for the purpose of meeting your educational and professional goals while also advancing Amnicon’s mission. Each intern will have a unique area of focus, and we will all work together as a team (directors included) on outreach and operational efforts, such as summer staff recruitment and on-site hospitality, not to mention whatever wild stuff nature will throw at us on any given day! Life in the woods is full of surprises. Since we work as a team, the surprises are just part of the fun!

Qualifications

Emotionally prepared for hard work in the service of others

Ambitious and eager to grow and take on increasing responsibility throughout the term of your internship. (Some interns will be capable of working up to a level of responsibility comparable to a program director.)

Organized and self-motivated; able to work without direct supervision or specific daily direction

A flexible thinker with demonstrated problem-solving ability

Able to work comfortably alone or with others for long periods of time

Able to collaborate and work constructively with others to accomplish short- and long-term objectives

You do NOT need to identify as Christian to work at Amnicon, however, you must be willing to engage with others and lead faith-based activities from a Christian perspective with your campers and with the staff community. We are an intentional Christian community focused on compassion and service.

Able to sustain moderate physical activity for several hours at a time (i.e., paddling, hiking, lifting, etc.)

Excited about working with youth and having a positive impact on their lives

Enthusiastic about living and working in the outdoors. (Extensive wilderness/camping experience is not required. Enthusiasm, determination, and positivity are all preferred over previous wilderness experience.)

Pay Rate: Housing & Food, $900/Month Stipend 

Application Instructions:   Working at Amnicon means you'll get a world-class wilderness experience complete with lifelong friends and memories, an inclusive and affirming community, relevant skills for any future career, and an opportunity to create positive and lasting change for the benefit of other people and the world we all live in. At Amnicon we develop competent leaders who facilitate fun and safe wilderness experiences. We welcome people just as they are, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or pretty much anything else! All positions are seasonal and there are positions available year-round. Applications are considered as they arrive. Apply today at Camp Amnicon | Adventures, Retreats, and Wilderness Camps for Youth and Adults

Application Deadline: April 1, 2023