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Vermont Adaptive is looking for intern staff that is self-motivated, takes initiative and has some experience with working with people with disabilities and adventure recreation. It is helpful to have technical outdoor skills and the ability to work well with people. All interns have a strong sense of hard work, flexibility, a love for the outdoors, an open mind and a love for working with people.

All internships are fulltime commitments and potential interns must take this financial burden into consideration when applying. Depending on the season and the participation volume, interns typically get one day off every 8 to 10 days.

 

2014 Summer Internship Opportunities at Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports
Vermont Adaptive offers a variety of internships in various locations to assist with our summer sports and recreation programs. To view requirements for specific internships and to download an application, please visit the bottom of this page. 

2013-2014 Winter Internship Opportunities at Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports

Locations:
Sugarbush Resort in Waitsfield, VT
Pico Mountain in Killington, VT
Bolton Valley Resort, VT

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Internship Start Date:
 Dates for internships vary from student to student and academic requirements are taken into consideration.

Description: The Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports internship is designed to provide learning and hands-on experiences to individuals interested in Adaptive Sports, Therapeutic Recreation and Adventure Recreation to gain knowledge and professional experience in these growing fields. Interns are a valuable resource for Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports. Over the last few years our internship program has grown and expanded to include summer as well as winter programs. Interns get hands on experience in all aspects of programming, ski and snowboard instructing and event planning.

Responsibilities/Qualifications:

  • All interns must be at least 18 years of age
  • First aid and CPR certification (will assist in obtaining certification)
  • Attend three training days
  • Competency in computer programs: word, excel, and publisher
  • Vermont Adaptive is looking for intern staff that is self-motivated, takes initiative and has some experience or desire to learn about with working with people with disabilities and adventure recreation.
  • It is helpful to have ski and snowboard instructing experience and the ability to work well with others.
  • All interns must have a strong work ethic, flexibility, a love for the outdoors, an open mind and a love for working with people.
  • Complete a background check.

Salary/Benefits:

  • Stipend at the end of the season
  • Season pass to Pico/Killington, Bolton Valley or Sugarbush if the internship is during the winter
  • Adaptive instructor training
  • Personal Ski/Snowboard Improvement training
  • Training and Certification opportunities with PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America)
  • Pro Deals on equipment

To Apply: Send resumé and cover letter plus a completed application to:

Sugarbush Program-
Heather Timins, Sugarbush Program Coordinator
Email north@vermontadaptive.org
Phone: (802) 583-4283

Bolton Program-
Amber Tierney, Bolton Program Coordinator
Email truenorth@vermontadaptive.org
Phone: (802) 353-3178

Pico Program-
Tom Alcorn, Pico Program Coordinator
Email south@vermontadaptive.org
Phone: (802) 353-7584

Marketing Intern-
Kim Jackson, director of outreach and communications
Email pr@vermontadaptive.org
Phone: (802) 786-4991 ext. 24 

About the Sugarbush Program:
The Vermont Adaptive Program at Sugarbush Resort is based out of the Mt. Ellen base lodge. The program runs 7 days a week from December 26 until the end of the winter season (typically sometime in April). This is an exciting opportunity for those interested in adaptive sports, the ski industry, tourism, management, event planning, education, and physical/occupational therapy. Throughout the course of the winter the intern will have the chance to assist with a variety of lessons, learn about and explore the adaptive equipment we have available, further their skiing and snowboarding experience, have the opportunity to network with our vast volunteer base, track athlete progress and assist in choosing trails and skills to work on, assist with our adaptive race team, and help plan exciting winter events.

Intern duties include:
-          Taking reservations
-          Tracking lesson data
-          Coordinating lesson schedules with volunteers
-          Assisting with ski and snowboard lessons
-          Assisting clients with proper equipment fitting
-          Planning winter events such as Kid’s Camp and Ski Challenge
-          Learning how to use and store adaptive equipment
-          Learn how to teach skiing and snowboarding skills
-          Help with setting race courses
-          Taking athlete information
-          Assisting with lesson write-ups
-          General office duties such as answering phones, returning emails, keeping information up to date

About the Bolton Program:
The program runs 7 days a week from December 26 until the end of the winter season (typically sometime in April). This is an exciting opportunity for those interested in adaptive sports, the ski industry, tourism, management, event planning, education, and physical/occupational therapy. Throughout the course of the winter the intern will have the chance to assist with a variety of lessons, learn about and explore the adaptive equipment we have available, further their skiing and snowboarding experience, have the opportunity to network with our vast volunteer base, track athlete progress and assist in choosing trails and skills to work on, assist with our adaptive race team, and help plan exciting winter events.

Intern duties include:
-          Taking reservations
-          Tracking lesson data
-          Coordinating lesson schedules with volunteers
-          Assisting with ski and snowboard lessons
-          Assisting clients with proper equipment fitting
-          Learning how to use and store adaptive equipment
-          Learn how to teach skiing and snowboarding skills
-          Taking athlete information
-          Assisting with lesson write-ups
-          General office duties such as answering phones, returning emails, keeping information up to date

About the Pico Program:
The program runs 5 days a week from December 26 until the end of the winter season (typically sometime in late March/early April). This is an exciting opportunity for those interested in adaptive sports, the ski industry, tourism, management, event planning, education, and physical/occupational therapy. Throughout the course of the winter the intern will have the chance to assist with a variety of lessons, learn about and explore the adaptive equipment we have available, further their skiing and snowboarding experience, have the opportunity to network with our vast volunteer base, track athlete progress and assist in choosing trails and skills to work on, assist with our adaptive race team, and help plan exciting winter events.

Intern duties include:
-          Taking reservations
-          Tracking lesson data
-          Coordinating lesson schedules with volunteers
-          Assisting with ski and snowboard lessons
-          Assisting clients with proper equipment fitting
-          Learning how to use and store adaptive equipment
-          Learn how to teach skiing and snowboarding skills
-          Taking athlete information
-          Helping with large scale events such as USABA
-          Assisting with lesson write-ups
-          General office duties such as answering phones, returning emails, keeping information up to date

 

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