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Recreational Program - Paid Internship

Jersey Staffing Solutions, LLC
Hamburg, NJ
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description
Position: Recreational Program Internship – Paid Internship
Position Type: Internship program – students and federal work study students
Hours: Flexible weekday hours as well as some nights and weekends
Location: Fairview Lake YMCA Camp, Newton, NJ
Jersey Staffing is partnered with the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges to staff numerous roles. The Metropolitan YMCA is an all - inclusive organization joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living, and fostering a sense of social responsibility. As a growing, mission focused, and future-oriented association of YMCAs, the Metro YMCA of the Oranges has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, mission-driven, candidate to join our team.
Sign on bonus may apply!!
This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Provides assistance in teaching and leading different classes and activities that may include, leading outdoor academic classes using a science-based curriculum, teambuilding, and recreational activities such as boating, archery, orienteering and campfires.

Interns will assist in preparing program areas and instruct participants in all classes assigned. Most importantly, provide an enjoyable experience to participants while learning professional skills. Environmental Education Interns are creative educations, who are enthusiastic leaders with a desire to teach children and increase their interest and knowledge about the environment.
  • Assist/Lead instruction of a group in accordance with YMCA curriculum guidelines, having prepared lesson plans accordingly.
  • Plan, setup and deliver a variety of activities within interest area that are age specific and that keep engagement and interest high. Activities such as archery, boating, climbing wall, lead hikes, teambuilding, campfire programs, science and seasonally appropriate activities.
  • Builds effective, authentic relationships with students and parents; helps them connect with each other and the YMCA. Encourages parent involvement and identifies potential volunteers.
  • Conveys clear instruction in alignment with appropriate age group. Ensures participants understanding of instruction.
  • Uses teachable moments to discuss character development and provides constructive feedback during practice session using positive motivation techniques.
  • Ensures lessons begin and end as scheduled. Maintains records as required (i.e. attendance, progress reports, etc.).
  • Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures. Escalates incident and accident reports immediately as necessary.
  • Utilize equipment appropriately with activities and incorporate skill development. Organizes and puts away needed class equipment. Clean up area after each session. Reports damaged equipment.
  • Uphold, model, teach and put the four (4) core values of the YMCA into action in all activities - everyday: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility
  • Create a positive and nurturing learning environment to instill and encourage youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Intern candidate enrolled in a relevant undergraduate/graduate degree program and/or previous similar internship experience.
  • Internship will run concurrent to semester, schedule is flexible based on school schedule, with the ability to work week day hours as well as some nights and weekends. On-premise Housing may be supplied.
  • This is a paid internship. Federal work-study student welcome.
  • Certifications: CPR, AED, Basic First Aid certification or willing to complete.
  • Previous experience working with children and adults preferred in various sports, art, science, S.T.E.A.M., archery, boating, climbing wall, leading educational hikes, campfire programs and seasonally appropriate activities.
  • Must be able to demonstrate instructor skills in accordance with YMCA standards.
  • Previous experience working with diverse populations preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proficient Microsoft Suite skills.
  • The Internship program runs during the course of a student's college semester. However, this schedule is flexible based on college schedules.
  • Students can be undergraduate or graduate level, with a PASSION for the YMCA mission.
  • Must be flexible and able to work week day hours as well as some nights and weekends.
  • This is a paid internship, however credit can be given when necessary.
  • Federal work study students are welcome to apply.
  • Interns will be given the opportunity to use the skills learned during internship to put together an individual presentation and also work on collaborative group projects. The presentation and group project topics will focus on ways to improve processes, products, designs and programs at the YMCA.
  • Housing may be provided.
COVID-19 Precaution(s):
  • Remote interview process
  • Personal protective equipment provided
  • Symptom screening and self-reporting
  • Preventative guidelines/workplace safety trainings (social distancing, frequent handwashing, etc.)
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, participation in cleaning procedures
*Please note that given the current situation with COVID-19 pandemic, the YMCA is and will continue to follow recommendations given by the CDC, local, state, and federal authorities.
Professional development opportunities and complimentary use of YMCA facilities.
We are proud to be an EEO/AA/employer M/F/D/V. Employment is subject to extensive background check.
Jersey Staffing and our Client are Equal Opportunity Employers.
**Please note, Jersey Staffing does not currently have any mandatory vaccination policies for COVID-19. However, as Jersey Staffing is a placement agency, many of its clients do. Jersey Staffing is unaware of many client requirements until a conditional offer to engage a candidate is made. As such, candidates should be prepared to comply with client requirements in the event a candidate of Jersey Staffing is offered an engagement/assignment opportunity by a client. Any decision made by a client is solely the decision of the client and not a decision of Jersey Staffing, nor will Jersey Staffing be responsible for such. No medical or other information should be shared with Jersey Staffing unless specifically requested.

Jersey Staffing Solutions, LLC


Hamburg, NJ