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Camp InternsTitle:   Fort Snelling Camp Intern

Department:   Historic Sites/Historic Fort Snelling

Supervisor:  Program Manager

Hours:    8 hours/week

Timeframe:  Summer 2013 (June 15-August 15)

Status:  Unpaid

Location: Historic Fort Snelling, 200 Tower Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55111

Project Summary: The intern will work with other camp staff in the preparation of activity materials, cooking, crafts, and in presentation of various camp programs such as Little House in the Big Fort and Huck Finn camps.

Ideal degrees:   Elementary Education, History

Student Qualifications:  Intern can be an undergraduate student with a commitment to working with children and Fort staff in a historic setting with a goal to furthering their skills in education. 

Base Requirements:

  • Strong ability and willingness to work with children ages 7-12
  • Ability to walk five miles and willingness to work in the heat, cold, or rain; ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to listen to and follow instructions well
  • Willingness to wear uncomfortable clothing, footwear, and head gear for extended periods
  • Ability to attend training sessions
  • Commitment to arrive at work on time
  • Willingness to maintain costuming requirements (wear proper hairstyles, shave facial hair, wear hats when outdoors, wear clothing according to period conventions)
  • Willingness to maintain period conventions and mannerisms
  • Contribute to a positive work attitude by working cooperatively with others and conducting oneself as a team player.
  • Complies with division and MHS policies and procedures as applicable.
  • Keeps supervisor informed of job-related problems and other information relative to assigned job duties.

Student Responsibilities:

  • Assist Program Manager and Tier III Camp Support staff in preparing materials for camp activities
  • Assist camp staff with hands-on camp activities
  • Appropriate care of program use materials

Knowledge intern is expected to gain:

  • Gaining professional educational experience
  • Building work experience with children
  • Gaining skills in audience participation and engagement
  • Increased awareness of the process of developing, implementing and operations of a large public institution

Additional Materials Required:

  • 1-page written summary of why the candidate would like to work with the Fort camps.

For more information or to apply, please visit the Internship Program Application Process page. Applications for this position close on April 14, 2013.