Adaptive Sports Internship
Interns have the opportunity to gain practical experience and achieve personal growth toward education and professional career goals. This full time, unpaid internship is well suited for someone who wants to develop skills in outdoor leadership, gain hands-on experience in working with people with a wide range of disabilities, work in a volunteer oriented non-profit organization, and share their love of the outdoors and skills with other people.
Internships span the spring, summer, fall, or winter. While the scheduling may be somewhat flexible, interns make at least a ten-week commitment in their respective seasons. Interns assist the Program Director with all aspects of organizing and leading seasonal programs. Specific duties might include program planning, scheduling and coordinating volunteers, helping to lead outings or lessons for participants, helping to maintain a wide variety of adaptive sports equipment, assisting with documentation and evaluation of participants progress, and participating in fundraisers.
Throughout the bulk of the spring, summer, fall, or winter, interns spend at least ten weeks working with seasonal programming. The summer activities include bocce, biking, gardening, golf, hiking, kayaking, tennis, and even water-skiing. The spring and fall activities include power soccer, biking, kayaking, and hiking. The winter activities include downhill skiing or riding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, swimming, power soccer, and indoor boccia. Interns provide essential support by being at the program from the loading of the equipment in the morning, participating in the activity, and possibly, running one or more of our seasonal programs.
Interns can receive college credit. If you are currently enrolled at a college or university, you may look up their requirements for credit. Our Program Director will be happy to work with you to fulfill your individual school's requirements.
Interns are also tasked with completing a project that will benefit the organization. Examples of projects range from organizing an overnight hike to updating equipment to improve efficiency. Interns should discuss project ideas with the Program Director at the beginning of their internship and continuously work on them throughout their ten weeks in NH.
Please send a letter answering the following questions:
- What schools have you attended, for how long, and what is your major or degree?
- Why are you applying for an internship with ASPNC?
- What in your background makes you an ideal candidate for this position? Please review the qualifications listed above.
- What are three goals you would set for yourself during your internship with ASPNC?
Please include two references. You may either email your letter to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to ASPNC, PO Box 304, Franconia, NH 03580