Internship Program at The Browne Center (FT for minimum of 3 months)
The Browne Center’s Internship Program is most appropriate for those who have an interest in our direct service programs with youth/students. This internship balances time in the field supporting and working directly with client programs, with the behind-the-scenes administrative/operational work that makes programs possible.
Interns can expect to learn more about facilitation of the group process, using the challenge course as a tool, and adding to their “bag of tricks”. Prior experience with facilitation and challenge courses is helpful, but not required.
We are committed to creating an environment where new or emerging professionals can grow within an organizational culture that is educational, fun, and collaborative. We recognize that interns are a crucial part of our community. They contribute to the quality of our programming and customer service and bring fresh energy into the workplace. In exchange for their hard work, interns have the opportunity to gain a multitude of skills and knowledge.
Potential Responsibilities and Concentrations:
- Program Delivery: Support youth program delivery
- Program logistics: Maintain programming props and equipment, both on and off the challenge course
- Administrative: Phone coverage, data entry, and filing, as well as general administrative support
- Ropes Course Stewardship: Inventory and maintain challenge course equipment, mulch and trail maintenance
- Other responsibilities: Assist the Office Manager with various projects
NOTE: Responsibilities will vary based on an intern’s skill level, area of interest and the current needs of our staff.
- Enthusiasm and open-mindedness
- Adventure/experiential programming background helpful
- Independent worker and ability to work in a dynamic environment
- Excellent customer service, organizational, communication skills, and computer skills
- Current First Aid and CPR certifications helpful
- Ability to commit to a full-time 3 month position (approx 400 hours) or longer.
- Dynamic work environment, diversity of work opportunities, and beautiful wooded work setting
- Opportunities to have mentorship, shadow/co-lead with an experienced youth program facilitator, have direct experiences with youth, and experience our internal workings
- $80/week stipend
Challenge Course Facilitator for Youth & Student Programs (Per-diem)
The Browne Center works with a variety of youth and student populations to promote community building, learning and personal growth. With a long history of working with schools, The Browne Center has developed a year-long curriculum developing skills in social and emotional learning. Whether a participating in a year-long implementation or a “peak day” at The Browne Center challenge course, our programs enhance skills in:
- Communication and Leadership
- Team Development and Community Building
- Healthy Risk Taking and Resiliency
- Conflict Resolution
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Empathy & Bullying Prevention
Our facilities include: a 52-element challenge course, a climbing chimney, an orienteering course, a seminar building, yurts and access to over 100 acres on the Great Bay.
Youth and Student Programs facilitator’s responsibilities include: delivery of portable games/problem solving and low and high challenge course programs. This position is on-call, per diem and typically runs April-November.
We are looking for individuals who have a strong facilitation background in working with school aged populations and a solid foundation in professional challenge course work.
Required skills include:
- Technical competency on challenge courses (low elements & dynamic high elements)
- Facilitating cooperative games and problem-solving initiatives
- Ability to design an activity sequence based on client’s desired outcomes/needs
Applicants must have current First Aid and CPR certification and be able to attend our annual technical competency check-off.
Starting pay rate: $120-$140/day. Ability to increase rate in a tiered pay system to $200/day with days documented through ACCT portfolio and days in at The Browne Center.
To Apply, please send a letter of interest and a resume to:
Tara Flippo, Director of Youth and Student Programs
The Browne Center, 340 Dame Road, Durham, NH 03824
No phone calls please
The Browne Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer