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By Jon Deren
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Have you considered getting an internship at Camp Manitou?

Here’s everything you need to know about interning at Camp Manitou and why we think it could be the best thing on your resume and for your career!

What kinds of internships are available at Camp Manitou?

Our camp offers internship opportunities in education, media, marketing, graphic design, photography, human resources, food services, sports management, hospitality, coaching, counseling, and nursing. We are always looking for more ways to support our staff. Let us know if you have a different area of interest and we’ll add it to the list.

How do I become an Intern at camp?

Becoming a summer intern at our camp requires that you first apply for a staff position. If you are hired as a counselor, our Leadership team will assist you in applying for an internship, processing the necessary paperwork, and connecting you with your summer mentor.

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What’s the difference between an Intern and a counselor?

First and foremost, you are being paid to work at Camp Manitou as a counselor. As an Intern, you will be juggling your regular daily job responsibilities and it will be up to you to motivate yourself in completing your Internship responsibilities.

How does the Camp Manitou Internship program work?

Once you fill out the necessary paperwork through your school, we will assign you a Summer Mentor. We have an amazing Leadership Team with incredible talent and ‘real-life’ experience to share. At the beginning of the summer, you and your mentor will create a program that meets your school’s requirements and Camp Manitou’s expectations.

Together, you will create a list of responsibilities, projects, and milestones that will help you achieve your Internship goals. Coming out of the summer you will be able to walk away from camp with at least one tangible project (a presentation, a video, an essay, etc.).

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What are the cost implications for becoming an Intern?

Before you get too involved you need to evaluate many factors, including the costs.

Most universities will charge you for the course credits. It can be well over $500 per credit hour.

Sounds great… where do I start?

You will need to speak with the internship supervisor at your school to determine whether an internship at camp is relevant to your studies.

  • What objectives they would like you to complete?
  • How many hours would be required?
  • What projects will you need to work on while at camp… and after camp?
  • And so on

You will then need to prepare a proposal and submit to school for approval. You can list our Staffing Coordinator as the on-campus internship supervisor.

Don’t wait. Start an internship right now!